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
staff in innovative and collaborative problem-solving and strategy
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
fosters and supports investigative role
development among staff
disseminates results of
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
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
that promote a practice environment which:
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.