Clinician Leadership Training
Engaging clinicians and enhancing their competency with the help of purpose driven leadership programs. Inculcating complimentary skills that enhances their understanding of delivery of care, enables them build relationships and improves management of healthcare teams.
Clinicians become truly engaged when they forge an emotional bond with the organization, take pride in what they do, and speak favorably about their employer. Highly engaged clinicians are directly linked to enhanced patient care, better quality, process efficiency, increased retention, and lower costs. They are often more loyal, more cooperative, and more willing to work through challenges while providing constructive feedback.
Healthcare organizations would do well to have an institutionalized program to develop clinicians who can assume leadership roles. An important differentiation for the healthcare industry is the quality of service and care delivered to patients. To this effect, while there is immense trust in the technical capabilities of the medical community, there is a need to enhance this clinical competency with the addition of complementary knowledge and skills.
Clinician Leadership Program (CLP)
Clinician Leadership Program (CLP)
Healthcare systems that are committed to transforming themselves must harness the energies of their clinicians by inculcating leadership skills. Despite the tremendous progress in the quality of healthcare around the world, further changes are essential. Healthcare transformation will require leadership—and that leadership must come substantially from doctors, whether they play formal management roles or not. Clinicians not only make the frontline decisions that determine the quality and efficiency of care, they also have the technical knowledge to help organizations make sound strategic choices about longer-term interventions for good service delivery.
For many years, medical education has relied upon two pillars for training clinicians: basic sciences and the clinical sciences. Health system science is the understanding of how clinicians deliver care to patients, how patients receive care, and how health systems function. The training design of the Clinician Leadership Program (CLP) will primarily cover topics related to health system sciences.
Importantly, the platform of the CLP can be used to internally brand the organization as well.
To increase clinician engagement by inculcating complementary knowledge that influences the point-of-care treatment, as well as enhances participation in organizational practices, so as to positively impact the quality and safety of patient care outcomes.
The initial Clinician Leadership Program is proposed to be conducted over a three-day period. Ideally, it should be conducted as a residential program, where clinicians can bond with fellow participants. The evenings would be spent on syndicate-based case study considerations.
Follow-up programs, to embed the learnings of the initial program, can also be conducted.
The following is a suggested list of topics for the CLP:
Managing Healthcare Teams
Vision/Values of the Organisation
Knowing Oneself (and Managing Others)
Relationship Oriented Leadership
Digital Marketing & Branding (and Role of Clinicians)
Practices around Emotional & Mental Balance
The intellectual capabilities and adult learning principles are kept in mind while designing the training strategy. Delivery will mainly be based on activities, case studies, self-assessment tools, and group discussions.
The participant batch size can be about 30-35. They can also be drawn from different hospitals, simultaneously.
CLINICAL COMPETENCE (Iceberg Model)