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Chapter 16. Delegator and Decision Maker. Delegation. Nursing delegation Transfer of authority to perform a task To someone who has shown competency in a particular area Delineate specific responsibilities. Wise Delegation. Results in an organization that

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chapter 16

Chapter 16

Delegator and Decision Maker

delegation
Delegation
  • Nursing delegation
    • Transfer of authority to perform a task
      • To someone who has shown competency in a particular area
    • Delineate specific responsibilities
wise delegation
Wise Delegation
  • Results in an organization that
    • Accomplishes objectives efficiently
    • Uses time effectively
    • Has greatest degree of job satisfaction
authority versus competency
Authority versus Competency
  • Authority
    • Official power vested in a position
      • Designates employees the right to perform certain tasks
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Authority versus Competency
  • Competency
    • Application of knowledge
    • Interpersonal, decision-making, and psychomotor skills expected for the job
      • Performed within context of public health, safety, and welfare
issue
Issue
  • What can be delegated and what can not?
    • Review the Nurse Practice Act
five rights of delegation
Five Rights of Delegation
  • Right task
  • Under the right circumstance
  • Using the right person
  • With the right direction and communication
  • The right supervision
  • www.ncsbn.org
key points to delegation
Key Points to Delegation
  • Stress results, not details
  • Provide ongoing education for delegate
  • Assist delegate with active problem solving techniques
  • Ensure your plan has clear and measurable goals
key points to delegation1
Key Points to Delegation
  • Develop reporting systems
  • Give clear and realistic deadlines
  • Encourage accountability for results
  • Understand talents and personalities of your employees
barriers to effective delegation
Barriers to Effective Delegation
  • Over-delegation
  • Under-delegation
  • Uncertainty
  • Personal disorganization
  • Feelings of loss of control
  • Super-nurse desires
liability and delegation
Liability and Delegation
  • I will loose my license if…
  • Liability situations
  • Dumping situations