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You’re looking for a superstar. And sometimes, these candidates rise to the top. But over time, many of the answers provided by potential employees can start to feel, look, and sound the same. How do you differentiate? Before you make a decision, consider these criteria to determine the top candidates for your next medical office… Read more »

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As the manager, it’s up to you to set the right example for communication in your department. But how do you improve your communications skills to encourage the right environment for your team? If you are able to effectively communicate, you can build better relationships which will then positively affect all other aspects of their… Read more »

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Managing nurses’ alternate shifts can be difficult, especially if management isn’t on site during these hours. So how do you give these employees the support they need while they’re working after business hours? There are several ways you can improve their productivity and satisfaction in the workplace, even when you’re not physically there. Here are… Read more »

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You can always improve your skills as a nurse manager. And here is a great way to start. Before your next shift, consider these 4 management tips to help you be a better leader in your medical workplace. Healthcare has many different considerations than a traditional workplace, so be sure you’re using the most effective… Read more »

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It’s summertime and that means baseball and apple pie. And if you’re thinking that baseball has nothing to do with managing a great team of RNs, you’d be wrong. There are plenty of coaching techniques that can help you build an awesome RN team. You rely on your team of superstar nurses, so use some… Read more »

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As a manager, you know that you shouldn’t take your contract nursing staff for granted. They do a lot for your unit, department, or clinic and are a valuable asset for your patients. But is there one aspect of their employment that you might overlook? Do you ask your contract nurses for their opinions often… Read more »

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There are a lot of things involved in ensuring your team is productive and engaged. Have you considered your overall environment? There are many reasons the department, unit, floor, or clinic is as important as your team, tools, and knowledge. As a manager, how can you evaluate your environment and determine if it is conducive… Read more »

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As a nursing manager, you are responsible for a lot of moving parts in your unit. And, there may be occasions where you are in charge of enforcing a new policy, procedure, or piece of technology. Employees, used to daily processes, may be resistant to this chance. It isn’t because they can’t, but because change… Read more »

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Management advice always encourages team leads and employees to follow a two-way street when it comes to effective communications and feedback. But once you get feedback, how do you use it constructively to improve the overall effectiveness of your unit? Listening to your staff, and even your patients, is a good exercise, but truly successful… Read more »