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The project shift: a form of participative management and staffing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10114823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
North Colorado Medical Center is a 326 bed primary and tertiary care medical center serving northeastern Colorado and southwestern Nebraska. The pharmacy department provides 24-hour-a-day clinical and distributive services to both inpatients and outpatients with a staff of 1 clinical pharmacy coordinator, 10 pharmacists (excluding pharmacy manager), and 11 technicians. Rather than rely on one assistant manager, the pharmacy manager involves all interested staff pharmacists in various administrative, clinical, and distributive projects. These project (P) shifts are scheduled 8-hour shifts with minimal or no drug distribution duties. This staffing system and form of participative management has been used since 1983 and has been successful in achieving three objectives: it provides assistance to the manager in achieving certain departmental objectives; it provides job variety and professional growth/satisfaction for staff pharmacists; and it provides flexible and readily available source of pharmacists to meet personal leave days (vacation, illness, time off) needs.
Authors:
F Puckett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital pharmacy     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0018-5787     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Pharm     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-02     Completed Date:  1992-01-02     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0043175     Medline TA:  Hosp Pharm     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  960-5     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Colorado
Decision Making, Organizational*
Hospital Bed Capacity, 300 to 499
Job Satisfaction
Organizational Objectives
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / organization & administration*
Pharmacists*
Pharmacy Service, Hospital / organization & administration*

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