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Prophecy Healthcare(R) Launches Charge Nurse Validated Competency Exams

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prophecy Healthcare®, Inc. – leader in healthcare competency testing – and partnering facility Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County announce the launch of new nationally validated Charge Nurse assessments. Charge nurses play a key role in the successful functioning of the healthcare team. Using exams during the hiring process, with validated content linked to job role responsibilities of healthcare positions, directly correlates to improving quality of patient care.

"Working alongside Prophecy's validation team was such a rewarding experience for the nurses involved in the workshop. By participating in the workshop, they saw their contributions leading towards improved patient safety in the role of future Charge Nurses. We thank Deb Gaspar, our Chief Nursing Officer, for providing the support for the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County and Prophecy Healthcare collaboration," commented Kristy Nielson, MSN, CCRN, CNE, Director of Education, University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Adjunct Faculty.

The validation workshop was held in Rock Springs, Wyoming with partnering facility, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A panel of RN subject matter experts (SMEs), with over 45 years of combined experience functioning as charge nurses and nursing supervisors, completed the two-phase development process.

During the content validation study for the Charge RN Assessment, a comprehensive list of job duties performed by Charge Nurses were identified, in addition to an aggregation of over 35 individual knowledge, skills, and abilities required in order to perform this role competently, safely, and proficiently. Specific competencies related to the Charge Nurse role assessed by these exams include:

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • General Knowledge
  • Leadership and Management
  • Professional Issues
  • Quality and Safety
  • Staffing/Assignments

"Identifying those nurses with the leadership and management skills necessary to be a successful charge nurse can be challenging," commented supervisor overseeing the implementation of the research and revision process, Leslie Jeffries BSN RN Sr. Vice President of Clinical Operations. "In order to identify and support those who are potential Charge Nurses we had to identify those key roles completed by this integral team player. Through diligent collaboration with Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County's SMEs, we were able to do just that."

Charge nurses play a key role in the successful functioning of the healthcare team. A great charge nurse leads the healthcare team to manage the care of the patients efficiently and effectively.

Prophecy encourages other facilities to show their commitment to patient safety by becoming Prophecy Certified Validation Partners - providing high caliber pre-screening assessment tools for the healthcare industry one specialty at a time.

About Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is a 99-bed, regional acute-care facility located in scenic Southwest Wyoming, accredited by The Joint Commission. Their highly trained professionals deliver quality care with the newest technology. MHSC is a not-for-profit, charitable corporation operated for the sole purpose of promoting the health of the people in its service area. Memorial Hospital is entering a new era in healthcare as they complete construction on a new 80,000 square foot Medical Office Building and Cancer Treatment Center in 2014. MHSC offers numerous services through the hospital and employed physician team, Sweetwater Medical Group. Facility units include Intensive Care, Emergency, Obstetrics, Medical/Surgical, Surgery, and Same Day Surgery, with a full-service Laboratory that includes a Pathology team. MHSC's Medical Imaging Center is the best in the region and includes the first and only large-bore MRI in the area, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, PET Scan, and Digital Mammography as well as the only 64-slice CT Scanner in the region.

For more information about MHSC, visit http://www.sweetwatermemorial.com/.

About Prophecy Healthcare©, Inc.

Originally founded in 2004 as NurseTesting.com, Prophecy got its start as the first online Pre-Employment Testing Company exclusive to the Healthcare Industry. Initially focusing solely on clinical assessments measuring clinical competencies, efforts to exceed industry expectations led to isolating critical competencies missed in traditional testing initiatives, such as stress tolerance, critical thinking, and teamwork skills. The Prophecy approach offers the ability to find candidates with the clinical hard skills, personality attributes, and desired soft skills to match each organization. Prophecy clients also improve bench strength of existing staff by utilizing assessments for professional development, annual competencies, learning needs assessments and risk management.

For more information about Prophecy, visit www.prophecyhealth.com or call 336.802.1070. Follow our official Twitter handle: @Prophecy_Health.

CONTACT: Meredith Juengel MBA Director of Relationship Management (336)802-1070 x 722 T: @Prophecy_Health

Source:Prophecy Health