Nurse Retention Tool: Fire Poor Workers!

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, February 5th, 2013

Modern health systems spend a great deal of time and money on creating patient-centered environments, but unfortunately most patients remember only the most unprofessional healthcare workers they encounter.

In any industry, there are always those co-workers who spend disproportionate amounts of time on cell phones or online, spread conflict among staff, or refuse to perform certain aspects of the job. Healthcare is different in that poor behavior by one member of the team can affect patient outcomes or cause a safety issue. Keeping poor quality workers also has a negative impact on nurse retention of the best workers.

Nurse leaders need to have a zero-tolerance of these behaviors because that negativity spreads like a cancer. Coworkers quit or ask to be transferred when subjected to these poor standards of care.

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