27-Mar-2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter and Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses present
Non-Nursing Duties Tracking Tool

March 27, 2014 
  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. NST
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST

Featured Speakers:

  • Katherine Chubbs, Vice-President and Chief Nursing Officer – Eastern Health
  • Joan Downey, Professional Practice Consultant – Eastern Health
  • Sandra Pearce, Manager Process Improvement Budgeting – Eastern Health

Appropriate allocation of resources to need is an ongoing challenge in the healthcare field.  Changing scopes of practice, availability of some providers, and unique organizational structures all affect how workload is assigned.  Nursing job satisfaction is affected by the ability to perform work that requires their unique knowledge and skills. The assignment of non-nursing duties to Registered Nurses was identified as a huge concern for nurses within Newfoundland and Labrador as reflected in the Report of the Provincial Nursing Duties Working Group of Newfoundland and Labrador.  In an effort to better understand the amount and types of non-nursing duties performed and ultimately to enhance the nursing workload assignment and resulting satisfaction, a process improvement pilot study was initiated. Following success of the pilot phase, the resulting Non-Nursing Duties Tracking Tool (NNDtt) Kit is being implemented region wide within Eastern Health. This session will provide an overview of the issue of non-nursing duties, the pilot study and the development and implementation of the final NNDtt. 

Cost: (Taxes Included)

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Katherine Chubbs - A Registered Nurse by Profession, Katherine holds the title of Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Eastern Health, the largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador. She has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings in urban, rural and remotes areas. Katherine currently has executive responsibility for the Provincial Cancer Care Program, the Medicine program, the Surgery program, and Research and Knowledge Translation. She has a Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a certificate in Northern Nursing, a Masters in Health studies – Leadership and is pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration. Katherine is a Certified Health Executive and presently Chair of the NL Chapter of CCHL as well as President of the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses

Joan Downey - Joan is the consultant for nursing practice at Eastern Health covering acute care practice.  She has a Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing; a Masters in Nursing from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Joan's background is in critical care nursing, management, diabetes, nursing education.

Sandra Pearce - Sandra has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) and attained her Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation in 2004.  Sandra is a Process Improvement Manager with Management Engineering Services at Eastern Health.  She applies industrial engineering and other business improvement tools and techniques to achieve a more effective and efficient use of healthcare resources.  Her role involves working with departments within Eastern Health to help identify issues, uncover solutions and help implement change.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to  1 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.