It may be surprising to hear that employee accountability is a key factor in job satisfaction but studies have shown that accountable employees are happier in their jobs overall. Because of the government regulations and requirements surrounding healthcare, if you make compliance easy to understand your nursing staff will find they are able to concentrate on the parts of their job they find more engaging. Consider implementing a learning management system in your facility to help your team be the best at their jobs. Here are some ways this can help you and your nurses.
- Track continued education. When it comes to nursing, your staff will be required to maintain certain certifications and additional training throughout their careers. If you are able to track the compliance, respond to departmental audits, and avoid any penalties for not being compliant, then you can concentrate more on what it means to provide excellent health care.
- Better flexibility. Employees have a lot on their plates. Not only do they have the demands of their nursing job, often with a demanding schedule, but they have lives outside of the office which should be at the top of their priority list. If you can offer distance learning and online courses for recertification they can comply on their own schedule and be able to manage their personal and professional time to provide a better work/life balance.
- Promote employee satisfaction. Learning management systems can allow for your nursing staff to be in charge of tracking their own performance giving them a real hands-on understanding of their limitations and need for improvement. This can engage them in taking responsibility for their own continuing education and begin able to provide the best care for their patients.
- Provide metrics and standards. If your nursing team doesn’t have benchmarks with which to compare their performance their engagement will be limited. In order to make them accountable for the quality of the care they provide they need to understand the standard by which they should measure their own performance.
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