Leadership Values Are Essential In My Career As A Healthcare Professional

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Leadership values are essential in my career as a healthcare professional. Leadership values exhibited by someone in a leadership role can determine how effectively and efficiently a department will run. It is important to demonstrate my commitment to my leadership values through my actions which in turn I can cultivate and maintain confidence and respect from employees as their leader. Additionally, if I stay committed to my values I remain more confident in the decisions I make. My values are at the core of my ethics. I define ethics as doing something morally right or wrong. Essentially, my ethics are being driven by my moral values. Another way my values shape my ethics is I always remember where I came from. This maintains my …show more content…
I have always enjoyed a challenge, being innovative, and continually learning in both my personal and professional lives. I love a challenge and coming up with a new or innovative way of doing something. This happens occasionally when having to adapt to a patient 's treatment set up due to limited mobility or pain. It is important to maintain ongoing continuous learning and growth in my career to stay abreast of changes in Radiation Oncology, especially in a leadership role. As well as keeping current on any changes in licensures, regulations, and billing. Ambition, competency, respect, integrity, enjoyment/fun, compassion, and accountability are key traits I display and feel are important to build trust and gain the respect of employees. These are important values to use when cultivating a culture where employees feel valued and satisfied within the organization they …show more content…
Economics has triggered reorganization in healthcare roles where positions have been eliminated and responsibilities absorbed by other staff. This has necessitated the need for additional training and in some cases further education requirements for those in a leadership role. There was a study done with ten individuals all who had taken a leadership course in Sweden to identify a method to develop managerial skills focusing on attaining managerial integrity. Interestingly the participants in the study stated that through this experience they gained a much higher level of self-awareness that they felt was the foundation of leadership (Bergin, 2009). A leadership position at times requires compromise, but should never require you to relinquish you values, ethics, or integrity. Health care administrators have a personal and moral obligation for health care in dealing with moral issues and ethical choices on a daily basis (Bergin, 2009). Upholding ethics and integrity influences the quality and safety of the care provided. Bergin (2009), concludes this article with a thought provoking question; “in a healthcare system governed by deadlines, time pressure, and financial resources, is there room for managers to lead with integrity?” I believe if a health care administrator stays steadfast in their values and ethics, they

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