G 09 SPECIAL SESSION: CIRC: Clarity of Role

Wednesday, 1 August 2012: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM
Description/Overview: When a care provider is clear about the standards of their practice, the multi-dimensions of their professional role (sentry, guide, healer, teacher, collaborator, and leader), it is thought that they perform to a higher level of capacity. When a nurse understands the responsibility they have accepted and exercises appropriate authority, and reflect upon decisions made and actions taken to learn, they are modeling professional practice. Role clarity will be examined using three different studies from the USA. The first study examined how role clarity of the nurse’s manager supported outcomes of professional practice and clarity of system. The second study examines the synergy between a Rapid Response RN and bedside RN within an emergency situation. Qualitative data will reveal how role clarity assisted with rescue of the patient from a deleterious outcome. The final study will examine how clarity of role enhanced professional practice in a tertiary care center in New York City.
Learner Objective #1: Identify how Role Clarity improved outcomes of Rapid Response Teams.
Learner Objective #2: Describe the relationship Role Clarity has with Professional Practice.
Moderators:  Cathy I. Schwartz, MS, BS, BSN, RN, Transformation Services, CPM Resource Center/Elsevier, Grand Rapids, MI
Symposium Organizers:  Maria W. O'Rourke, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAAHC, Role-Based Practice Solutions, Larkspur, CA
Role Based Leadership: Transforming the Practice Culture Through Role Clarity and Structural Support for Autonomy

Nancy Loos, RN, MSN, PHN, NE-BC
Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, CA
Maria W. O'Rourke, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAAHC
Role-Based Practice Solutions, Larkspur, CA

The Relationship of Professional Practice Education with Patient Care Satisfaction and Nurse Satisfaction

Georgia J. Persky, RN, MBA, DNSc
Administration, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY

Clarity of Role: Implications for RN-RN Role Synergy During the Rescuing Process

Maria W. O'Rourke, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FAAHC
Role-Based Practice Solutions, Larkspur, CA