GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prophecy Healthcare® released two new Clinical Nurse Manager assessments, today, filling a void for leadership selection tools specific to the clinical management workforce. Turnover of this position is a challenge for most facilities due to the volume of complex, high-stress situations clinical nurse mangers encounter on a daily basis. Prophecy felt an obligation to provide a solution to reduce CNM turnover since an effective clinical nurse manager is critical to the overall success of each clinical area.
"At times, excellent clinicians are promoted into management positions because they excel clinically. Unfortunately, clinical management involves an entirely different set of competencies," explained Leslie Jeffries, RN BSN, Director of Clinical Validation for Prophecy Healthcare®. "Our new Clinical Nurse Manager assessment allows hospitals to determine if individuals being considered for this important role, possess the job knowledge necessary to effectively perform as a leader for their organization."
In the healthcare delivery system, clinical nurse managers are pivotal to the organization's success since their role includes a wide variety of job responsibilities:
- clinical expert
- business manager
- conflict negotiator
- departmental spokesperson
- decision maker
- change agent
- role model
They directly impact overall departmental quality, nurse and patient satisfaction, financial performance, and compliance with accrediting requirements, to name a few. To excel in these varying job responsibilities they must possess a wide variety of competencies including:
- Clinical expertise
- Effective Human Resource Management
- Stellar communication
- Business / Financial Acumen
- Performance improvement facilitation
- Nursing productivity
Leadership selection tools are rarely created for clinical workforces. Prophecy collaborated with a Validation Partner to conduct the five-day job analysis and test plan development workshop for these assessments. A subject matter expert panel of Clinical Nurse Managers and Nursing Executive Directors were assembled with a combined 95 years of experience in nursing leadership and management.
Following Prophecy's industry leading validation process, assessments were developed with content paralleled to that required for CNML (Certified Nurse Manager & Leader) certification, awarded by the American Organization of Nurse Executives Credentialing Center. The resulting assessments provide a pre-employment selection tool allowing organizations to determine baseline competency in clinical nurse manager applicants.
About Prophecy Healthcare® - Originally founded in 2004 as NurseTesting.com, Prophecy Healthcare 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. For more information about Prophecy, visit http://www.prophecyhealth.com or call 336.802.1070
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