Guided care nurse satisfaction with their role
In Guided Care model, Guided Care Nurses (GCNs) work with physicians and staff to improve health outcomes for multi-morbid older patients. The objective is to explore nurses' satisfaction by identifying important factors in nursing positions, comparing job satisfaction between the GCN role and past nursing jobs, and observing GCNs' morale and job satisfaction over time. GCN survey data were collected in a 3-year cluster-randomized controlled trial annually. The baseline survey covered demographic information, the importance of job factors, and satisfaction with past positions. Job satisfaction was measured with the McCloskey/Mueller Satisfaction Scale (MMSS) in Year 2, 3 and 4. We also interviewed all GCNs to understand their experiences. The most important factors in a nursing job were flexible hours, manageable workload, and good pay and benefits (5.89 on a 6-point Likert scale). They were least satisfied with their past nursing jobs in the areas of workload (4.11/6), pay and benefits (4.22/6), and relationship with physicians (4.22/6). The Year 4 survey strongly indicated that GCNs were more satisfied with the GCN role (5.57/6) when compared with their past nursing roles (4.33/6). MMSS indicates that while GCNs are highly satisfied with the schedule and interaction with coworkers, they desire more professional development opportunities. Results from the GCN exit interview confirmed the findings from the analysis of the surveys of high job satisfaction. Many described being a GCN as the best job they ever have had. They were very satisfied with the close patient interactions, recognizing as a unique feature in Guided Care.
Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related research
Assess nurses’ satisfaction with their role as Guided Care Nurses (GCNs) by identifying important factors in nursing positions, to compare job satisfaction between the GCN role and past nursing jobs, and to describe the GCNs’ morale and job satisfaction over time.
Keyword(s): Aging, Nurses
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Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I got Ph.D. in Public Health from Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; and Master of Public Policy from University of Chicago. I had years of teaching and research experience. I have worked with the team to prepare for the study.
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