Shared Leadership Council (SLC) empowers inter-professional staff members to define, implement and maintain current practice standards and to implement the vision and strategic plan for patient care.
To achieve this end, the Coordinating Council provides oversight for organization-wide councils, and unit-based SLCs in each department/unit chartered to:
Ensure patient safety and promote quality service.
Drive accountability to the level of frontline staff.
Provide a vehicle for shared decision-making
Engage staff in innovative and collaborative problem-solving and strategy development
Encourage discussion and resolution of clinical or professional operational issues.
The Coordinating Council coordinates, integrates and monitors the activities of the councils and may mediate unresolved issues within or between councils.
Research and Innovation Council
The Research and Innovation Council is responsible for decision-making, coordinating and promoting research and the use of evidence-based practice to assure excellent patient care.
assists in the research process
creates a culture of clinical inquiry
fosters and supports investigative role development among staff
disseminates results of investigative activities
Practice and Quality Council
The purpose of the Practice and Quality Council is to:
Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of practice standards and guidelines in accordance with regulatory requirements, evidence-based practice, and professional organizations.
Coordinate quality improvement activities across patient care services.
Magnet and Professional Growth Council
The responsibility of the Professional Growth and Development Council is to:
provide a forum to address issues
explore strategies that promote a practice environment which:
supports and enhances professional achievement and role development
recognize staff contributions to the organization
optimize recruitment and retention of talented clinical staff that support the hospital vision
Educational Informatics Council
The purpose of the Educational Informatics Council is:
to promote clinical competency and professional growth by instituting an ongoing assessment, plan, and evaluation of educational needs in alignment with nursing strategic plan.
to collaborate with unit nurses, other disciplines, and the Clinical Informatics Department regarding informatics functionality and workflows.
Executive Nursing Leadership
The Nursing Leadership Council provides leadership, coordination and planning for nursing services.
In addition, this Council provides a forum for Nursing Leaders in all departments to communicate about common issues related to nursing practice, workflow, and the nursing professional practice environment.
Unit-Based Shared Leadership Councils
Unit-Based Shared Leadership Councils (UB-SLCs) provide a mechanism to address issues related to their unique patient population, operations or personnel.
They bring Shared Leadership concepts for daily decision-making processes to those individuals most involved/influenced by the work and provide a forum for an interdisciplinary team approach to meeting identified unit or departmental goals.