Chapter 1 - The role of the ward manager
Chapter 2 - Manage your time
Chapter 3 - Create a positiver working environment
Chapter 4 - Manage staff performance
Chapter 5 - Make sure care is Patient-Centred
Chapter 6 - Manage your budget
Chapter 7 - Improve quality and safety
Chapter 8 - Instigate a rolling recruitment programme
Chapter 9 - Be politically aware
Chapter 10 - Look after yourself
Chapter 11 - Be a good role model
Chapter 12 - Manager your manager
Chapter 13 - Manage difficult situations
Chapter 14 - Manage difficult team members
Chapter 15 - Get the best advice
When you become a ward or unit manager, sister or charge nurse, your responsibilities change and you need a very different set of skills compared to your previous roles. You are now required to manage a team of staff with a set budget and are responsible for maintaining an environment in which people can work well.
This book will help you to:
• Identify your responsibilities and best approaches as a manager to provide patients with a high standard of care through your staff;
• Read through examples, suggestions and tips following a highly practical approach;
• Manage your staff, time and budget;
• Create a positive work environment;
• Completely updated and revised content written by well-known authors with extensive experience in the field;
• New sections on responsible use of social media, working with different generations in the workplace; how to make an impact, taking care of yourself etc.
• Leading teams in the context of enduring financial and staffing constraints
Part of the A Nurse’s Survival Guide series.
• Brian Dolan, FRSA, MSc(Oxon), MSc(Lond), RMN, RGN, Director, Health Service 360, Stratford upon Avon, UK; Visiting Professor of Nursing, Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research, Oxford; Honorary Professor of Leadership in Healthcare, School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford, Salford; Director of Service Improvement, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand.
• Amy Overend, FRSA RGN DipHE QIS , Neonatal Intensive Care Specialist Sister; Royal Bolton Hospital, Farnworth, Bolton, UK Trustee & Non Executive Director, Bliss NIHR Expert Reviewer BAPM quality collaborative board member