The New Leader sessions are designed for the novice OR leader who has recently been promoted in their role or would like to improve their skills to successfully lead the surgical suite. A wide range of topics will cover critical business concepts, human resource issues, patient safety and quality, staff retention, team communication and much more. Recommended for leaders with less than 5 years experience or veterans seeking a refresher.
Focusing on What You Can Control
Newly promoted and overwhelmed, are you wondering how you’ll get it all done? You are pulled in so many directions, responsible for so many things and juggling daily tasks just to get through the day. You may be left wondering – where should I focus and how can I prioritize? Attend this session for a deep dive on focusing on what you can control and learn how to articulate your needs to the C-suite so you can get the help you need and effectively lead your team.
- Develop a gap analysis to know what your challenges are and how to prioritize them.
- Know the difference between what you can and cannot control.
- Build strategic relationships with people who can help you solve problems.
Using Value Analysis to Optimize Your Supply Chain
One of the key concepts for managing costs and ensuring you have adequate supplies is understanding how to optimize your supply chain. Whether you are a large health system working with a GPO or a small facility making your OR’s purchasing decisions, knowing how to control your inventory is key to success.
- Understand key concepts for value analysis and how to put a process in place.
- Discuss best practices for contracting with vendors and maintaining inventory control.
- Understand how to manage costs in times of extreme inflation.
Surgical Staffing and Scheduling Optimization for New Leaders
In your new role, one of your daily challenges is likely staff scheduling. In today’s healthcare world, travelers are more common, and recruitment and retention of permanent staff are high priorities for all systems. Hear from one facility on how they assembled a team to develop a surgical case schedule, established relationships with teams outside of the OR, and implemented a pod structure to improve communications leading to increased staff satisfaction and scheduling optimization.
- Discover creative ways to think outside the box to develop an innovative staff schedule.
- Learn how to support staff growth and upskill your team.
- Focus on areas to develop clinical operations nurse managers.
Managing Disruptive Behavior – A New Approach to Better Communication
How do you manage disruptive behavior in your OR? The OR Nurse Manager shoulders responsibility to create an inclusive, safe environment for the entire surgical team addressing threats including disruptive behavior. Disruptive behavior directed towards others, often witnessed, and violating the standard of respectful conduct, may be expressed by increasing levels of severity as incivility, micro-aggressions, bullying, or sexual harassment. It’s important to respond in a consistent, timely manner to improve staff morale, and increase productivity and staff retention. Using tools to help guide you along the way, such as the “Safe Surgery Debriefing Protocol” (SSDP) can be your key to success.
- Define “Safe Surgery Debriefing Protocol” (SSDP) as a tool to address issues in communication.
- Learn how using demonstration videos and mock debriefings can serve as a tool to mitigating disruptive behavior.
- Build self-confidence for all team members to speak up.
Empowering Your Team to Ensure Patient Safety
Leaders must define critical success factors to ensure patient safety and quality within the surgical environment. You make quick decisions, but empowering your team to make hard stops is critical at potential points of failure. Attend this session to learn best practices to empower your team to speak up and establish a safe environment of care.
- Learn how to empower your staff and establish a culture of safety.
- Understand how to assert yourself and instill effective tactics for your team.
- Discover where you have failure points and where you can implement hard stops to ensure patient safety.
Setting Healthy Boundaries to be the Best Leader for Your Team
In your leadership role, you might feel you are “on stage” at all times. Where do you find your energy from? Are you showing up for your team? How can you set healthy boundaries to ensure you can be present for your team? Attend this session to learn how to develop relationships with your team to build trust.
- Discuss the peer-to-leader transition and how to navigate this change.
- Learn how you can have a thoughtful presence.
- Build a team that can fly solo without you.
Ask The Experts – Panel Discussion for New Leaders
Bring all your burning questions to the ask-me-anything panel of experts from the OR Manager Conference Program Committee. With a combined 45+ years of experience as OR leaders, they are here to inspire you and help you navigate the challenges as new leaders of the OR. This interactive panel is an open format and highly interactive.
- Learn best practices to become an effective new leader.
- Develop a plan to overcome daily challenges as a new leader.
- Learn strategies to improve your leadership skills.
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