Shared Leadership Model
Shared Leadership Model at McHenry Hospital
Nursing Shared Leadership Model supports participative decision-making by nurses at all levels within the hospital. The organized structure promotes nurse autonomy over clinical practice standards, quality improvement, staff and professional development, and research. Communication is multidirectional among bedside professional nurses, leadership, interprofessional teams, and the Chief Nurse Executive.
Nurse Executive Council
The purpose of the Nurse Executive Council is to provide guidance to all shared leadership committees, sub-committees and taskforces to ensure goal accomplishment and alignment with the overarching NM strategic plan.
The NWR Nursing Strategic Roadmap provides all key stakeholders with a blueprint to advance understanding of the connection between the work of the Nursing Shared Leadership Committees and the local and national agenda healthcare. The Nurse Executive Council facilitates and champions the coordination and cooperation between shared leadership committees at all levels of the organization. The Nurse Executive Council is comprised of nursing leaders and led by the Chief Nurse Executive.
Nursing Leadership Council
The purpose of the Nursing Leadership Council is to cascade information and provide guidance to all nursing leadership to ensure department goal accomplishment is consistent with the NM Strategic Plan and NWR Nursing Strategic Roadmap.
This council fosters the advancement of understanding of the connection between the work of Shared Leadership Committees and the local and national agenda for healthcare. This group facilitates coordination and cooperation among shared leadership committees at all levels of the organization. Committee is led by the Chief Nurse Executive.
The purpose of the Coordinating Council is to direct the shared governance structure and processes. The council reviews the purpose and work for the organization-wide councils towards meeting their annual goals. This council serves as a resource and advocate for unit based outcomes councils, and facilitates information exchange to all levels.
Research & Evidence-Based Practice Council
The purpose of the Research & Evidence-Based Practice Council is to advance research and evidence-based practice projects across the NWR. Advancement of research is accomplished through education, mentoring, and the development of effective processes and support structures.
This committee approves all nursing principal investigator candidates and makes recommendations to the Chief Nurse Executives for additional research. Committee members review and approve all research proposals conducted by nurses or involve nurses as research subjects.
Professional Development Council
The purpose of the Nursing Professional Development Council is to advance professional development. Members of this council promote ongoing lifelong learning through a variety of diverse venues for all nurses. Programs include attainment of professional certification as well as academic advancement through accredited higher learning institutions.
Professional development of nurses is also encouraged through forging mentoring relationships, memberships in professional organizations and engagement in volunteering for non-profit organizations. Members of this council develop programs, initiatives and events to advance and showcase the profession of nurses.
Nursing Quality & Safety Council
The purpose of the Nursing Quality and Safety Council is to oversee nursing practice to ensure the delivery of safe, high quality, and evidence-based care. The work of this committee supports and is in full alignment with the Professional Practice Model.
Committee members monitor quality and nurse-sensitive metrics; recommend evidence-based best practice changes to meet goals; support nursing taskforces developed to advance specific strategic goals.
Night Shift Council
The purpose of the Night Shift Council is to advance night shift nursing engagement throughout the hospital through education, mentoring, and the development of effective processes and support structures. The Night Shift Council facilitates the cascading of vital information from all councils.
Nursing Peer Review Council
The purpose of the Nursing Peer Review Council is to empower clinical nurses who exhibit best practices to identify and address gaps in quality care; identify opportunities for advancing the quality of nursing care and documentation in McHenry Hospital; and provide professional development for all parties involved in the review process.
Nursing Care Council
The purpose of the Nursing Care Council is the bi-annual review and contribution to the organization’s staffing plan to ensure ongoing compliance with, “Staffing by Patient Acuity” complying with the state of Illinois Legislation.
The purpose of the Magnet Councils is to engage clinical nurses and nursing leadership in the enculturation of Magnet excellence throughout the hospital.
Unit-Based Councils: Patient and Employee Outcomes
The purpose of unit-based councils are: to monitor unit performance, develop and implement plans to achieve annual goals, identify strategies to provide efficiencies around unit-based supplies (appropriateness and availability); and advance interdisciplinary teamwork activities on the unit to advance employee engagement.
The process improvement model used for the Unit-Based Councils is the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) framework. This evidence-based model is in alignment with the NM improvement system and provides structure to unit-based process improvement activities.