Heart Failure Clinic Resourcing Plan

Deliverable: Develop one component of an evidence-based resourcing plan.

Scenario:

The hospital leadership team has already allocated the major capital expenditures for the heart failure clinic, such as the facility, legal services, IT, and security services. However, as a member of the nurse team, you have been asked to develop one component of a resourcing plan for the next leadership meeting.

You may use any combination of documents (for example, a spreadsheet or a table) in addition to explanatory information to convey information clearly and succinctly.

Choose one of the following:

Budget:

  • Apply evidence-based management strategies and best practices for resourcing health care services.
    • Identify the business plan budget categories and subcategories (not necessarily the actual cost) to establish a new clinic.
    • Start-up expenses.
    • Examine fixed and variable costs.
    • Capital budget items.
      • Examples: salary and benefits, staffing mix, specialized equipment or materials, et cetera.
    • Contingency fund and parameters.
  • Apply legal and professional standards for resourcing outpatient services.
    • Explain the alignment to best practices and professional standards for cost effective outpatient services.
    • How will uninsured or underinsured patients be managed?
  • Describe management and accountability tools and procedures used to manage health delivery services and patient outcomes.
    • What data resources and tools analyze costs, health insurance, and hospitalization services?
    • How will billing be handled?
    • How will you determine if outpatient management is cost-effective?
    • How does transparency impact the consumer?

Staffing Plan:

  • Apply evidence-based management strategies and best practices for resourcing health care services.
    • Identify the disciplines and skill mix needed for appropriate staffing.
    • Estimate staffing requirements by discipline and staffing ratios (evidence-based).
    • Develop a sample staffing schedule.
    • How will you staff to meet corporate diversity goals or the needs of diverse patients?
    • Explain how delegation, collaboration, negotiation will affect staffing plan.
      • How does a union contract affect the staffing plan or schedule?
        • Examine the Nurse Practice Act for your state.
          • How does the Nurse Practice Act affect your staffing plan?
        • Apply legal and professional standards for resourcing outpatient services.
          • Align your staffing plan to best practices, the Nurse Practice Act for your state, scope of practice, and the Joint Commission standards for outpatients.
        • Describe management and accountability tools and procedures used to manage health delivery services and patient outcomes.
          • How will you know if staffing is cost-effective?
          • How will you know if staffing mix or schedule impacts patient outcomes?

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication:Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting:Resources and in-text citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length:The plan should be 3–4 pages in content length, double-spaced.
  • Font and font size:Times New Roman, 12 point.
  • Number of resources:Support your plan with a minimum of three peer-reviewed resources, in addition to professional standards.

 

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