The Impact of Administrative Support on Clinical Leadership of Nurse Unit Managers/Midwife Unit Managers : A Multi-Method Study

  • El Haddad, May (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Holmes, Amy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Thompson, Lorraine (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wilkinson, Graham (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Faithfull-Byrne, Annette (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Moss, Cheryle (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Description

This research evaluates outcomes from an intervention to assist Nurse Unit Managers/Midwife Unit Managers (NUMs/MUMs) to undertake their clinical leadership work more effectively. The intervention is occurring at Sunshine Coast University Hospital in Queensland. The intervention consists of three components: 1) The introduction of Administrative Officers as direct support to NUMs/MUMs to reduce administrative time and to increase clinical leadership time, 2) The provision of NUM/MUM leadership support program, 3) The training of NUMs/MUMs in clinical leadership related to their roles - short course (4 modules). Monash University has been contracted to a) develop and deliver intervention 3 (the training program) (separate contract) and b) to assist with the design and evaluation research. The evaluation consists of two projects: Project 1 - ‘The Impact of Administrative Support on Clinical Leadership of Nurse Unit Managers/Midwife Unit Managers: A Multi-Method Study’ and Project 2 - 'The impacts and learning from leadership training course for Nurse Unit Managers/Midwife Unit Managers.
Short titleUnit Manager Evaluation
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/07/1731/12/18

Funding

  • Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service: AUD7,600.00
  • Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service: AUD92,600.00