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Title: Can job sharing work for nurse managers?
Austin Authors: Dubourg, Laurence;Ahmling, Janette A;Bujas, Lenka
Surgical Services, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2006
Publication information: Australian Health Review : A Publication of the Australian Hospital Association; 30(1): 17-24
Abstract: Addressing employer reluctance to employ nurse managers in a job-sharing capacity, the aim of this paper is to explore job sharing among nurse managers. The literature highlighted potential fragmentation of leadership, breakdown of communication and higher costs as issues, with the retention of experienced highly motivated managers identified as an advantage. A staff survey explored whether the job-sharing arrangement trialled in a day surgery setting by two nurse managers was successful compared with similar roles held by full-time managers. This paper suggests that nurse managers can successfully job share. Overall, this paper recommends that employers consider a job-sharing arrangement when they wish to retain experienced nurse managers, and highlights aspects that can enhance a successful outcome.
Gov't Doc #: 16448374
Journal: Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Data Collection
Job Description
Nurse Administrators.utilization
Personnel Loyalty
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
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