Project Outputs Cathy McCusker
Leading Care Project - Aim Support and strengthen the role of Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses so that the post holders are enabled to: • Ensure the delivery of safe and effective care • Promote the development of a person-centred culture • Improve and enhance the patient and client experience • Manage and develop the performance of their team • Participate in the delivery of the organisation’s objectives through the effective management of resources • Challenge appropriately and confidently where standards of care fall below those which the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse would expect.
Project Objectives • Develop a generic job description and role framework • Agree a regional title for the role. • Identify the key elements required for the induction and continuous professional development of Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses • Make recommendations about processes that regionally and within organisations support succession planning for nurses and midwives. • Develop a section on NIPEC website for Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses. • Submit a final project report to Directors of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer.
PROJECT GROUPS PROJECT SUPPORT Steering Group NIPEC Project Lead Cathy McCusker Bronagh Scott NIPEC Project Lead Working Group NIPEC Senior Professional Officer s Carole McIlrath Brenda Devine Angela Drury Brendan McGrath Subgroup 1 Subgroup 2 Subgroup 3 Olivia McManus (Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses all Trusts & areas of practice) Moira Logan (Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses all Trusts & areas of practice) Michelle McCartan (Ward Sisters/Charge Nurses all Trusts & areas of practice) NIPEC Internal Team All Senior & Professional Officers NIPEC Professional Officers & Project Lead & Trust ADNs Trust Project Officers Trust ADNs & Project Officers Trust Stakeholder/Reference Groups
Project Bulletin NIPEC News Trusts Focus Groups One - to- One Presentations Intranet Notice Boards
Project Outputs - Competence Assessment Tool www.nipecdf.org
Other Project Outputs • Title Ward Sister/Charge Nurse • Website www.nipec.hscni.net/wardsister • Final Project Report
Regional Title Survey Ward Sisters in all Trusts Patients and General Public Majority voted for Ward Sister / Charge Nurse
Final Project Report View & download at www.nipec.hscni.net/pw_wardsister.htm