Diversity Nursing http://diversitynursing.com Tue, 24 May 2016 02:50:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Education Award Winner 2016 http://diversitynursing.com/education-award-winner-2016/ Thu, 19 May 2016 19:32:08 +0000 http://diversitynursing.com/?p=4532 by Pat Magrath – National Sales Manager DiversityNursing.com Jaylon Harkness – Oncology Nurse Navigator – Washington Cancer Clinic at MedStar Washington Hospital Center People often ask her how she can stand working in oncology because they think it’s so sad. Jaylon’s response is “I love what I do and can’t see myself doing anything else.” …]]>

by Pat Magrath – National Sales Manager
DiversityNursing.com

Jaylon Harkness – Oncology Nurse Navigator – Washington Cancer Clinic at MedStar Washington Hospital Center

People often ask her how she can stand working in oncology because they think it’s so sad. Jaylon’s response is “I love what I do and can’t see myself doing anything else.” When you are in the nursing profession, you are advised at times not to get “attached” to patients, but in the Oncology world those rules are often broken. She explained sometimes she’s their only support and she can’t help but get attached to her patients and loves it. “I am grateful every day for what I get to do.”

At the age of 5, Jaylon knew she wanted to be in the medical field. She pondered becoming a surgeon, but discovered Nursing was her calling. She said “Nursing provides more personalized care and I love the great bond I have with my patients, fellow Nurses and staff.”

Jaylon has been a Nurse for 6 years. While she was in nursing school, she applied for a Nurse Tech position at the local hospital. She wanted to work in the Labor & Delivery unit, but most of the slots were taken for the summer. Oncology was available, but she wasn’t interested due to her past experience with a loved one dying in the Hospice program. Her mentor encouraged her to try it because she thought Jaylon would be really good at it. Her mentor advised that if she didn’t like it, after 6 weeks, she jaylon2could switch. “Lo & behold, Oncology found me and hooked me. It became my baby and I didn’t want to leave.” She provides critical continuing care and teaching as an Outpatient Oncology Nurse. “Right now, I can’t see myself doing anything else. It’s very humbling.”

Working with oncology patients has given Jaylon a different outlook on life. “Tomorrow isn’t promised.” Jaylon’s title, “Oncology Nurse Navigator” is a fairly new title in the oncology field. Jaylon explained her job is like driving a car — she navigates, guides and teaches her patients through the chemotherapy and disease process. Jaylon is in the room when her patient’s receive their diagnosis and treatment plan. She helps them deal with the symptoms when starting chemo. She’s there for them throughout their entire continuing care including hospice or survivorship. Her patients can call anytime and she is continually assessing their situation.

While chatting with Jaylon, she told me many of her patients are head/neck or lung cancer patients and often at stage 4. Lung cancer is the #1 killer due to the prevalence of stage 4 diagnosis by the time they start treatment. Often brain metastasis is involved because it’s stage 4. Her patients are fighting to live a few months to make it to a big event like their child’s wedding or graduation. Jaylon stated “no one is ever prepared for a stage 4 diagnosis, but there are occasional hopeful situations where people do recover”. She really bonds with her patients. Most want to know how long they have to live and she understands this question.

She often sees the gratitude in her patient’s faces for what she does for them. Sometimes they are the silent patient in the back, but she can tell they’re grateful by how they look at her or hold her hand. She’s humbled, honored and always ready to help them through it. Sometimes she does something for a patient she thinks is a small thing, but it turns out it meant a great deal to her patient. It’s usually the little things that mean a lot.

Where Jaylon works, they have a “Spirit Award”. Within Jaylon’s first year working in oncology, a patient wrote a long letter to the medical director describing the things Jaylon did for her. Because of that grateful patient’s letter, Jaylon won the spirit award which is given every quarter. Jaylon was grateful too and said “This is what I’m supposed to do”.

Looking down the road, Jaylon wants to go back to school to become a NP with a dual certification in Women’s Health and Adult Gerontology. She loves the gift of life and grew up around children. She’s seriously contemplating the 2nd half of her Nursing career to focus on Women’s Health and Midwifery which she’s passionate about. She says the care is completely different offering one-on-one care helping a baby to be born. She sees midwifery as a growing need. Her vision board is to open a Nurse Practitioner practice with the goal to have multiple Nurse Practitioner specialties working under one roof providing care. Nurses provide that special touch and compassion and opening a practice with that foundation is her dream.

As I wrote Jaylon’s story, it occurred to me… wasn’t that what she was thinking about focusing on when she was in school — Labor & Delivery/Midwifery? And I also thought about the circle of life and how Jaylon is seeing it, living it and appreciating it.

Congratulations Jaylon – you are well deserving of our Annual DiversityNursing.com $5,000 Education Award which we know you will use wisely!

*The Oncology Nursing Society’s definition of an Oncology Nurse Navigator: An oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is a professional registered nurse with oncology-specific clinical knowledge who offers individualized assistance to patients, families, and caregivers to help overcome healthcare system barriers. Using the nursing process, an ONN provides education and resources to facilitate informed decision making and timely access to quality health and psychosocial care throughout all phases of the cancer continuum.

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I’m Intersted in Holistic Health and Working From Home http://diversitynursing.com/im-intersted-in-holistic-health-and-working-from-home/ Tue, 10 May 2016 16:11:59 +0000 http://diversitynursing.com/?p=4529 Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  I received my R.N. diploma in 1976, B.S. in Health Arts in 1983, and have 25+ years in O.R. and O.B. The past nine years of which was in pre-op interview at an outpatient center, dealing with telephone …]]>

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM
Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital
Special Author for Diversitynursing.com 


I received my R.N. diploma in 1976, B.S. in Health Arts in 1983, and have 25+ years in O.R. and O.B. The past nine years of which was in pre-op interview at an outpatient center, dealing with telephone assessment and converting to total electronic health records. I am interested in holistic health with emphasis on preventative care. Would prefer to work from home, as I turned sixty this year, and currently am helping a friend through chemo. Any suggestions?

Answer:
Most positions have a set of criteria. I will encourage you to seek the competencies needed to be a holistic nurse in a preventive/primary care setting.
You will need to know if certification is needed in the role you wish to assume.
What type of on the job training might be provided
If you would like to work from home, some of the questions you should ask yourself include:
Do you want to be self-employed versus working for an organization from home?
website for resource: http://www.ahna.org/

                                                 

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Interested In Becoming An ICU Nurse http://diversitynursing.com/interested-in-becoming-an-icu-nurse/ Thu, 05 May 2016 19:16:50 +0000 http://diversitynursing.com/?p=4522 Jefferey Hammond, MSN, BSN, NEA-BC, CCRN Patient Care Director  New York I am a Med-Surg Nurse. If I am interested in becoming an ICU nurse so that I can later become a Nurse Anesthetist, do you recommend that I read any books before hand to make me a critical thinker before applying for an ICU …]]>
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I am a Med-Surg Nurse. If I am interested in becoming an ICU nurse so that I can later become a Nurse Anesthetist, do you recommend that I read any books before hand to make me a critical thinker before applying for an ICU job?

Answer:
I don’t think one can develop critical thinking skills just by reading books. Critical thinking is developed by asking questions about your environment. Ask great questions when faced with a problem and you will develop strong critical thinking skills. Working in the ICU will help you develop critical thinking skills provided you ask great questions. 
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The George Washington University Hospital http://diversitynursing.com/the-george-washington-university-hospital/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:40:08 +0000 http://diversitynursing.com/?p=4486 The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients — from local residents to our nation’s leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. …]]>

thumbnail_05605_065The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients — from local residents to our nation’s leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women’s health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.

 GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation’s largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation’s capital.

The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality health care, advanced medical technology and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.

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It is the policy of The George Washington University Hospital to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees, prospective and current, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or veteran status. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all employment practices, benefits, training, performance evaluation, company programs and practices, and all other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. GWUH will do its best to make reasonable accommodations for known disabilities.

If you have questions concerning this policy or are aware of any breach of the EEO guidelines, please contact Human Resources. In doing so, you will enable the company to quickly investigate any concerns to maintain its commitment to equal opportunity.

Visit us online for more information and to apply at: http://www.gwhospital.com/careers/search-jobs-online

 

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UC Davis http://diversitynursing.com/uc-davis/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:39:02 +0000 http://www.diversitynursing.com/?p=1799      http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/nurse/ A career at UC Davis Health System means being a part of something extraordinary: an internationally respected institution that improves lives and transforms health care, at home and around the globe. Northern California’s only academic health center is also one of the top in the country, with a nationally ranked 619-bed acute-care …]]>

 

 

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A career at UC Davis Health System means being a part of something extraordinary: an internationally respected institution that improves lives and transforms health care, at home and around the globe.

Northern California’s only academic health center is also one of the top in the country, with a nationally ranked 619-bed acute-care teaching hospital and medical school, a 1000-member physician’s group, renowned specialty centers and the new Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. The health system is part of UC Davis, a top-10 U.S. public research university and member of the world-class University of California system.

Our employees are the backbone of our organization and the source of our proven reputation for delivering the highest-quality clinical care, finding new treatments and cures, educating future leaders and advancing community health.

In return, they enjoy the excellent benefits of a top-tier public institution, the superior quality of life in California’s capital region – and the unique ability to impact individual lives directly and create better health for countless more, just by going to work.

Improving lives and transforming health care

UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing occupy a beautiful 140-acre campus in central Sacramento, a city of more than 450,000 and capital of one of America’s largest, most diverse and most influential states. The campus is minutes from California’s State Capitol and a half hour from the university’s Davis campus, in the heart of a metro area that exceeds 2 million residents.

The health system serves as a key referral center for severe, complex conditions across a fast-growing service area that includes 33 counties and 6 million residents in Northern California and the state’s Central Valley. It is home to inland Northern California’s only Level I trauma center, the region’s full-service, nationally ranked children’s hospital and some 700 specialists trained in more than 150 medical fields. The burn treatment center is the largest in Northern California. Formerly called the UC Davis Regional Burn Center, the new center reflects the name of the Firefighters Burn Institute, which raised $2 million through the “Fill the Boot” and other fundraising efforts to make this expanded new burn center at UC Davis Medical Center a reality.

Beyond California, the health system plays a leading role in clinical breakthroughs, research discoveries and policy changes that help resolve local and global health problems and attract nationwide and worldwide attention.

A healthier world through bold innovation

The health system is expanding in both size and stature, with square footage on the Sacramento campus increasing nearly threefold since 1990 to coincide with our growing national reputation:

  • U.S. News and World Report continually ranks UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis School of Medicine among America’s top 50 hospitals and medical schools.
  • The medical center is also Sacramento’s top hospital in U.S. News rankings, and consumers consistently name it the area’s most-preferred hospital for overall quality and image.
  • UC Davis School of Medicine research funding has more than quadrupled in recent years, and the school achieved top-40 U.S. status for National Institutes of Health funding.
  • A new surgery and emergency services pavilion completed in 2010 makes the medical center one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country. Recent additions also include a new telehealth center and expansions of the pediatric intensive care unit and cancer center.
  • UC Davis Cancer Center is one of just 41 U.S. centers to earn “comprehensive” status from the National Cancer Institute – the world’s most prestigious honor in oncology.
  • The internationally renowned UC Davis MIND Institute neurodevelopmental research center is a leader or key partner in several of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive and top-ranked autism studies.
  • The university opened a $62 million Institute for Regenerative Cures in 2010 and has nearly 150 scientists working on stem cell-related research projects.
  • The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing was launched through the nation’s largest grant for nursing education, a $100 million commitment from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
  • UC Davis Health System is one of the region’s largest employers and a major driver of economic prosperity in Northern California, according to economic analyses.

A reputation for contributions to society

UC Davis ranks among Washington Monthly’s top 10 U.S. universities based on our contributions to the public good such as social mobility, research and service. The UC Davis Health System consistently earns community and industry awards for community service and partnership, diversity practices, environmental excellence, technology and more.

Diverse and inclusive

The medical center received national honors for efforts to improve diversity and is a recognized leader in creating an inclusive environment for LGBT patients and employees. Sacramento itself was labeled one of America’s most integrated cities by Time and the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University in the early 2000s.

Commitment to customer service

The health system has an extensive commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care and exceptional customer service, and earns high marks for satisfaction and customer-friendliness.

Excellent benefits

In addition to the distinction of being part of one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions in higher education, University of California offers employees some of the most attractive employment packages available – in many instances offering benefits, services and opportunities that others can’t match.

Professional development

Institutional support for professional development includes local employee training and development programs, and flexible UC work and leave policies that make it possible to pursue educational and training programs while employed.

Superior quality of life

California’s capital region boasts exceptional quality of life, with a rich urban environment that provides both big-city amenities and outstanding affortability. Located in a leafy valley of scenic rivers and canopies of trees at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Sacramento includes downtown skyscrapers, Victorian architecture, restaurants and shops, a vibrant arts scene and plentiful outdoor adventure.

Sacramento’s Mediterranean climate helps it continually rank in the top ten sunniest cities in the U.S.,  and outdoors enthusiasts find it ideal for year-round recreation at nearby rivers, mountains and parks such as the 30-mile American River Parkway greenbelt and bike trail.  Fishing, boating and rafting are popular on the 1000 miles of waterways around Sacramento and the Delta.

The area’s rich diversity also feeds a lively cultural scene to please any palate. Sacramento is home to an annual jazz festival, the California State Fair, professional sports franchises, wineries and monthly art walks.

The region offers one of the most affordable housing markets in the state, and a variety of reasonably-priced housing options are available in neighborhoods within easy reach by foot, bicycle or public transportation.

Nursing Values

UC Davis Health System’s nursing values reflect a commitment to extraordinary compassion, courage and integrity in every situation.  UC Davis nurses consistently demonstrate excellence in the delivery of patient-focused, compassionately delivered care and promotion of their professional nursing practice.

Nurses choose UC Davis for the excitement, support, cultural diversity and professional opportunities found within a leading academic health center.  Working in a collaborative and inter-professional environment, rich in camaraderie, teamwork, mentoring and mutual support, nurses are encouraged to be autonomous, take initiative and challenge the status quo.

Primary Nursing

UC Davis utilizes a primary nursing care delivery model.  As an integral part of the patient’s health care team, primary nurses advocate for patient needs and provide continuity of care, keeping the patient and family at the center of focus to create an environment that promotes caring and healing.

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Awards

Consumers again rate UC Davis Medical Center as the region’s best

For the 14th consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been selected as a Consumer Choice Award winner by the National Research Corporation (NRC). The 2012 award recognizes a single hospital in each of 300 markets nationwide that health-care consumers choose as providing the highest-quality health care.

UC Davis Medical Center named 2012 Leapfrog Top Hospital

UC Davis Medical Center ranks among The Leapfrog Group’s list of Top Hospitals for 2012, a distinction that places UC Davis among the top 10 percent of hospitals participating in the national survey. The award recognizes hospitals for their exceptional performance in critical areas of patient safety and quality, including mortality rates for certain common procedures, infection rates, established policies and procedures to prevent errors, and measures of efficient use of resources.

UC Davis Medical Center is among the nation’s Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals

UC Davis Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s Top 50 Most Social Media Friendly Hospitals in a new 2013 ranking of hospitals nationwide.

UC Davis named a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality”

For a third consecutive year, UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization.

UC Davis named national leader in health information technology

For a third consecutive year, UC Davis Health System has been designated as one of the nation’s health leaders in information technology. The designation is based on the results of the 2013 “Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study” published in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

UC Davis Medical Center named one of top hospitals with great oncology programs

UC Davis Medical Center has been named one of “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national publication geared to hospital and health system leaders.

UC Davis Health System is an EEO/AA employer

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HonorHealth http://diversitynursing.com/honor-health/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:38:40 +0000 http://www.diversitynursing.com/?p=2194         Let’s transform healthcare together. Every day, we bring patients convenient, coordinated access to healthcare while providing meaningful service to our community. Join us and you will: Develop professionally and achieve your career goals Enrich your life with a focus on wellness Enjoy a compassionate, caring culture with outreach to our local …]]>

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Let’s transform healthcare together.

Every day, we bring patients convenient, coordinated access to healthcare while providing meaningful service to our community.

Join us and you will:

  • Develop professionally and achieve your career goals
  • Enrich your life with a focus on wellness
  • Enjoy a compassionate, caring culture with outreach to our local communities
  • Support the well-being of you and your family with a diverse portfolio of benefits

Welcome to HonorHealth.

We are a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. Our organization encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 10,500 employees and 3,100 volunteers, urgent care centers, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HonorHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities to apply and be considered for open positions.

Nursing excellence is central to everything we do and everything we are. We are fortunate to have nurses in top leadership roles, and we are proud to be the only health system in Arizona to have earned Magnet recognition at all five of our hospitals.

Magnet-Recognition-LogoMagnet designation encompasses the strength and vitality of nursing practice within our organization.  Clinical nurses have a voice and lead their own practice based on current evidence.  Leadership in Magnet hospitals encourage a foundation of innovative thinking and continued learning to advance the profession of nursing and ultimately provide the best care and outcomes for our patients.

~Maripat Burrell, MSN, RN, Magnet Director

 

 

What Magnet means to us:

  • It’s a feeling of pride and accomplishment every day.
  • It’s peace of mind knowing we have the resources and the environment we need to deliver the best patient care.
  • It’s the voice we have with shared governance—our Unit-Based Patient Care Councils truly allow us to drive our practice.
  • It’s confidence that no matter what, HonorHealth will remain committed to great nursing.

We also provide a number of recognition programs, educational opportunities, and assistance programs designed to help nurses advance in their careers.

Questions?

Contact our nurse recruitment team at Talent@HonorHealth.com    Attn: Nurse Recruiter

To apply, please visit:  http://jobs.honorhealth.com/

 

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Lee Memorial Health System http://diversitynursing.com/lee-memorial-2/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:37:23 +0000 http://www.diversitynursing.com/?p=2458   Our origins can be traced to the Fall of 1916 when a group of community leaders set aside 300 dollars, and donated lumber from the dismantled Court House, to build the first hospital in Fort Myers. That first hospital, Lee County Hospital, a two story, four room, 10 bed, wooden building was the beginning …]]>

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Our origins can be traced to the Fall of 1916 when a group of community leaders set aside 300 dollars, and donated lumber from the dismantled Court House, to build the first hospital in Fort Myers. That first hospital, Lee County Hospital, a two story, four room, 10 bed, wooden building was the beginning of community health care in our area.

Today, Lee Memorial Health System consists of four acute care hospitals: Lee Memorial Hospital, HealthPark Medical Center, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Cape Coral Hospital, and two speciality hospitals: Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and The Rehabilitation Hospital. With a total of 1600+ beds, and over 1 million patient contacts each year, this makes Lee Memorial Health System the largest public health system in the state of Florida, receiving no direct tax support.

Supported by over 10,000 dedicated employees and 4,500 volunteers and auxilians, Lee Memorial Health System remains the bedrock of our community by offering acute care, emergency care, rehabilitative and diagnostic services, health and wellness education, community outreach and advocacy programs throughout the five county region. We continue to invest back into our community to improve facilities, add services and extending care to those who need it most – in their own back yard.

In the nearly 95 years since opening our first hospital, our dedication to our community – the people with whom we live and work – has been at the core of Lee Memorial Health System’s mission, values and strategic planning principles. Lee Memorial Health System – We are Lee Memorial Health System: Caring People, Caring For People.

Mission

  • To continue to meet the health care needs and improve the health status of the people of Southwest Florida by…
  • Providing quality primary, secondary, and selected tertiary health care services in a personalized, convenient and cost-effective manner with a dedicated health care team;
  • Meeting or exceeding customer expectations and addressing the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families;
  • Promoting wellness, healthy lifestyles, community health education programs, and a collaborative community effort;
  • Maintaining a financially viable delivery system with multiple care sites to generate the resources needed to make essential health care services available to all, including those unable to pay;
  • Remaining a public not-for-profit community health care leader and resource.

Company Overview

Open since 1916, Lee Memorial Health System continues to be an award-winning health care system with more than a million patient contacts each year. Our success, however, begins with our greatest assets…our employees. Lee Memorial Health System values patient safety and exceptional customer service. We are caring people … caring for people.” Our staff is routinely recognized for the compassionate and dedicated care they provide to their patients. More than 9,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers and Auxilians are part of the Lee Memorial Health System family – the very heart of our health system.

Our medical staff, which totals nearly 1,130 Lee County physicians, is also a vital part of our health system.

We’re much more than just a health system. We’re caring people caring for people.

Team Member Commitment – Standards of Behavior

We are a well respected health system dedicated to providing a caring, compassionate, safe and healthy environment for staff, patients, family members and visitors. At Lee Memorial Health System, we firmly believe that every member of our team makes a difference every day in the lives of our patients and we hold ourselves to high standards.

Attitude:

Every patient or customer is our top priority when we are serving them and deserves courtesy, respect and a friendly interaction.

Appearance:

How we and our facilities look says a lot about our System. We keep neat, tidy and professional at all times.

Customer Care:

We take total care of our patients – keeping their information in the highest confidence, anticipating their needs, explaining information and instructions in clear, understandable language and letting them and their families know what to expect and when.

Communication:

We talk and listen with courtesy and concern, seeking both to understand and be understood.

Peer Relationships:

We act and treat each other as the professionals we are whenever we work together.

To Your Health

Lee Memorial Health System treats employees as an investment – we take care of you, both professionally and personally, so you can take care of the people and community we proudly serve. And we make it easy with resources available exclusively to employees:

  • Free walk-in health clinics on-site at our hospitals to treat minor illnesses and injuries
  • Free flu shots
  • Mail-order pharmacy program with free or very low co-pay prescriptions
    …and much more!
Safety Information

Lee Memorial Health System values patient safety and exceptional customer service. We are caring people … caring for people.”

 

Apply online at:  http://jobs.leememorial.org/ad/diversity

 

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Lee Memorial Health System Celebrates State and National Recognitions

Lee Memorial Health System has had a lot to celebrate in recent weeks—thanks to honors, awards and recognitions we’ve earned. It is wonderful to be recognized by outside agencies, and we attribute our success to your hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence. Here are our most recent accolades:

Florida Hospital Association Celebration of Service Awards (state-wide)

  • Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety – This award recognizes the success of establishing safety behaviors and error-prevention as daily habits. We won this award for our impressive Safety Coach program. Special thanks to our more than 600 SafeLee Safety Coaches, who are communicators, observers, role models, educators, storytellers and partners, placing safety at the forefront of everything we do—from transparent reporting to standardized safety programs.
  • Best Hospital Workplace – Lee Memorial Health System works hard to maintain an organizational culture that is safe and supportive, while also continuously improving. By engaging our employees, we cultivate a strong culture of caring, quality and safety that creates the foundation for great patient experiences.

Five-Star Rating for HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center

  • We are proud to announce that HealthPark Care & Rehabilitation Center has once again received the highest skilled nursing distinction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—a 5-Star rating in overall quality. Working with state and federal agencies to oversee the quality of skilled nursing facilities, CMS began reporting its findings to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions about nursing home options. This is an impressive honor.

2014 National Research Corporation Path to Excellence Award

  • Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida was recognized as the best performing children’s hospital nationwide in delivering excellent patient experiences. Selected for its ranking in the Patient Outreach Program category, Golisano Children’s Hospital is among a select group of health care innovators leading the way on the path to patient-centered care. In fact, more than 98 percent of patients say they were satisfied overall with the care at our facility—this was the highest score of all 109 children’s hospitals in the comparison group. We are very proud of this award, as it recognizes the work of so many people from a wide range of disciplines who coordinate the highest level of compassionate, patient-centered care.

Healthgrades

  • Healthgrades (www.healthgrades.com) is a leading provider of consumer information about physicians and hospitals. Each year, Healthgrades independently analyzes more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide. In addition to Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center being recognized among the Top 50 hospitals for clinical excellence in the nation earlier this year, just this week we received nearly 40 individual clinical awards from Healthgrades.

 

 

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UVA Health System http://diversitynursing.com/uva-health-system/ Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:36:24 +0000 http://www.diversitynursing.com/?p=2444 Step up to a great career at University of Virginia Health System The University of Virginia (UVA) Health System is an academic health care center associated with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The health system includes a medical center (with main hospital, children’s hospital, and clinic network), school of medicine, and health sciences library. …]]>

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Step up to a great career at University of Virginia Health System

The University of Virginia (UVA) Health System is an academic health care center associated with the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The health system includes a medical center (with main hospital, children’s hospital, and clinic network), school of medicine, and health sciences library. The health system provides inpatient and outpatient care and patient education and conducts medical research and education.

Based in Charlottesville, the Health System also operates satellite locations throughout Virginia, in Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Campbell, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange counties.

Charlottesville is a mid-sized city in the rolling foothills of the historic Blue Ridge Mountains that offers many of the cultural, educational and professional advantages of a large metropolitan area. Charming for both its academic and recreational and leisure opportunities, including hiking, biking, canoeing, rappelling, golf and other athletics, as well as theater and music, Charlottesville is consistently acclaimed by publications as one of the most livable cities in the country. Shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as convenient proximity to the beach or Washington DC, make Charlottesville an ideal place for families, singles and active adults.

Charlottesville consistently ranks high on quality-of-life assessments:

  • Happiest City in America (National Bureau for Economic Research study)
  • Number One College Town (Travelers Today)
  • Best City to Live in USA & Canada (Frommer’s Cities Ranked & Rated)
  • One of the Best Places to Live (Money magazine)
  • One of the Best Places to be Found and Seven Dream Towns That Have it All (Outside magazine)
  • Healthiest Place to Live in America (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance)
  • Best Place in the Country to Raise a Family (Reader’s Digest)
  • Healthiest City for Women (American Health)
  • Best Tennis Town (Tennis magazine)
  • Best Place to Live in America (A&E Television)

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Apply online at:  www.yournextstepuva.com

 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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Mandating Nurses To Stay At Work? http://diversitynursing.com/mandating-nurses-to-stay-at-work/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:06:59 +0000 http://diversitynursing.com/?p=4471 Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital Special Author for Diversitynursing.com  I’d like to know if it is appropriate for the Director of Nursing to threaten your license as blackmail for purposes of mandating nurses to stay at work? Answer: Miscommunication or not communicating a concern in appropriate manner can …]]>

Angela Adjetey-Appiah, MSN, MPH, MA, RN, FAACM
Director of Oncology Services Exeter Hospital
Special Author for Diversitynursing.com 


I’d like to know if it is appropriate for the Director of Nursing to threaten your license as blackmail for purposes of mandating nurses to stay at work?

Answer:
Miscommunication or not communicating a concern in appropriate manner can lead to distrust.
Make sometime to sit down with the Director of Nursing to review your concern if you feel threatened or blackmailed.
Follow the chain of command set by your organization and human resources for matters such as this.
I hope this helps.

                                                 

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Partners HealthCare at Home http://diversitynursing.com/partners-healthcare-at-home/ Fri, 01 Apr 2016 23:15:36 +0000 http://www.diversitynursing.com/?p=983 Partners HealthCare at Home it opens you to a rewarding career, family-friendly work schedules, and a whole new world of opportunities. You’ll be working for a leading organization in communities close to where you live. It’s a win-win for you and everyone you care for. With a meaningful career at Partners HealthCare at Home, you …]]>

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Partners HealthCare at Home it opens you to a rewarding career, family-friendly work schedules, and a whole new world of opportunities.
You’ll be working for a leading organization in communities close to where you live. It’s a win-win for you and everyone you care for.
With a meaningful career at Partners HealthCare at Home, you can enjoy:

  • Family-friendly work schedules
  • Attractive, experience-based compensation
  • Comprehensive benefit plan
  • Manage cases in your local community
  • Advanced acute care in the home
  • Progressive point of care technology
  • A different pace of work
  • Company provided laptop and cell phone
  • Exceptional training
  • Collaborative ties with the region’s leading medical institutions
  • Being a member of a 2010 HomeCare Elite recipient

Visit us online for more information and to apply at: www.partnersathome.org/careers

 

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