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Get Patients to Pay Up - May 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3 4 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | M A Y 2 0 1 5 No Director of Nursing? No Problem Spread managerial responsibilities throughout the staff. I t's challenging to find a strong, experienced director of nursing (DON) who can man- age all things clinical. Never mind that today's DON must also have a comprehensive understanding of regu- latory requirements and know how to operate within a limit- ed budget. The person with leadership savvy and the prerequisite skills isn't always easy to find, and often diffi- cult to afford when you do. And that's OK. By spreading managerial responsibilities throughout the staff, your facility can thrive. Shared accountability More and more surgical facilities are opting to staff clinical managers who work collaboratively on infection prevention, safety and regulato- ry activities. For example, you may have an OR manager who's responsible for the operating room and sterile processing areas, but S T A F F I N G Tina Mentz z ALL FOR ONE Spreading responsibilities among the staff removes a heavy burden from one person's shoulders.

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