To complete this Assessment:
Consider this scenario:
You recently accepted the nurse manager position for a busy emergency department (ED) in a new organization that had 100,000 ED visits last year. These visits represent a 10% increase over the previous year. To meet the needs for staffing required for this sudden growth, the prior nurse manager hired 10 new nursing graduates and 10 nurse travelers that arrived on the unit a few weeks before you came. The breakdown in level of tenure and experience in your staff is: 25% highly tenured in this ED and experienced in this specialty; 25% tenured within the organization and proficient in this specialty; and 30% less than 2 years in the ED /organization and competent in this specialty. The remaining 20% of your staff are the experienced ED nurse travelers and inexperienced new nurses, both groups that are new to the organization.
One of your first new responsibilities as the ED nurse manager is to provide unit-based leadership for the implementation of a new patient tracking system that offers more functionality than the previous tracking system used by this ED for the past 7 years. During the hiring process, you learned that the organization was going to implement this new patient tracking system, and you shared that you had experience in implementing the same system in your previous job.
Write a 2- to 3-page case analysis in which you demonstrate how you, as the leader in the case example provided, would address the following:
Explain how you would provide leadership for the implementation of the new system, including a descriiption of the leadership behaviors that would be most effective to position your staff for success, based on their experience and needs.
Explain how this implementation plan relates to your Clifton Strengths report, including how this leadership situation aligns with or challenges your leadership profile.
Explain your rationale for your choices and appropriately reference literature that supports your thinking.
Explain why your chosen leadership style would be most appropriate over others, referencing literature on leadership styles.
Explain how being able to successfully implement situational leadership better positions you to advocate for social change within your new organization on behalf of the patient population you serve.
Assessment of Individual Rubric Rows
In order to achieve Meets Expectations for a particular row of the rubric, you must have adequately completed all criteria in that row. This means that you have addressed all required elements to the required level of quantity and/or quality.
In order to achieve Exceeds Expectations for a particular row of the rubric, you must have adequately completed all criteria in the row, and in addition, your response must reflect a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise. Examples of this include—but are not limited to—the following:
You provide additional, specific, and/or particularly relevant examples to illustrate points made.
You seamlessly incorporate your original thoughts and diverse, credible, and relevant academic sources, when applicable, to express your viewpoint or develop a persuasive argument.
You demonstrate a deeper understanding of the subject that draws from discipline-specific knowledge and theory and incorporates the viewpoints of a diverse set of business and management thought leaders.
You draw additional connections between multiple, complex topics to support your explanations.
You are able to apply your knowledge in unique, creative, and/or innovative ways.
You thoroughly break down concepts into simpler parts and use your understanding of business to make connections.
Your analysis is insightful and original.
You design processes, products, and/or solutions that are creative, high-quality, and innovative.
You consider diverse perspectives and relevant social, ethical, and business-related issues when proposing new ideas or formulating judgments.