Your duties at 21st Century Solutions Health Care Hospital require you to interface with many different professionals, including physicians, nurses, and allied professionals in various areas of health care. The facility also has a new information technology management center, which handles all professional staffing solutions within the hospital. As part of the management protocols, the hospital has tasked you with tracking professional certifications, tracking legal issues within the hospital, and providing detailed monthly reports on the general functionality of the health administration department.
Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
-Provide a detailed summary of your hospital’s organizational structure. Include a tabulated description of the levels of professionals within the organization. Describe the duties of each major head within the organization. -Provide a detailed hypothetical mission and value statement for the hospital. Provide a rationale for the development of your particular mission and value statement. -Outline a detailed feasibility plan for the hiring of nurses, physicians, and allied professionals. Provide a rationale for the chosen plan, and explain the main reasons why the plan in question would be suitable for use with different health care professionals. -Justify the use of information technology to increase patient services. Provide a summative table of some pros and cons of using information technology in an era of networking and security breaches. -Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Complete one of the following options: Option A – Responding to the Public Research a public relations scenario you recently heard about in the news. This could be anything that required a hospital or health care facility or company to make a statement about their recent practices. Some examples include medical errors, such as the surgery of a wrong limb or organ; pharmaceutical issues, such as the Tylenol® crisis in 1982; or facility violence, such as shootings or baby snatching. Create an 8- to 12-slide presentation that addresses the following: Provide a brief overview of the scenario and answer the following questions: How did the hospital or facility respond? Why was it necessary for the facility to respond? How did they promote the hospital’s view? What was the outcome of the response? Would you have done anything differently if you provided the facility’s public relations response? Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab. Option B – Public Relations Interview Contact an individual working in health care public relations to set up a 30-minute interview regarding their role as a public relations professional. Create an 8- to 12-slide presentation that summarizes your interview. Include the following: Describe the organization and what products and services it provides to the public. Identify the role of the person you interviewed. Who does the person interact with externally and internally? Does the organization have a formal PR plan? If so, what does it entail? If not, do they need a PR plan? What is their plan or process for promoting the organization if they do not have a formal PR plan? What does his or her job entail? Does he or she address issues and problems or promote the facility? Does the role involve issue or disaster management? What challenges does he or she face in public relations? What did you learn from the interview? Do you have a different understanding of public relations in health care now? With introduction and conclusion.
Select the nursing research article with the highest level of evidence and critique it by answering questions in the appropriate “
In the paper, write a concise summary of the most pertinent details about the article, organizing it with subheadings of Validity, Results, Applicability, Strengths, and Weaknesses. Include the type of study, purpose, methods and instruments, sample size and characteristics, results with statistical significance (if provided), key findings relevant to your PICOT, and your critique of its applicability, strengths, and weaknesses.
Make sure article is in reference list. Cite sources in the paper using APA style with authors’ last names and year (in the first sentence and when needed). Do NOT type the complete title of article or journal in your paragraph because it is in the reference list.
Identify an environmental issue facing your community. Imagine that you have been asked to educate the members of your community on this environmental issue. Create a 12- to 14-slide presentation about your selected environmental issue. Include the following in your presentation: An overview of your selected issue. The effects of human activities on your community and the biosphere and how this has led to your chosen issue. The biotic and abiotic environmental components involved in this issue and how their interaction has affected the diversity of organisms in your environment. How energy and materials flow in your local ecosystem and how this is related to your selected issue. Some actions those in your community can take to diminish the issue.
You have received a memo from your city manager advising that all city budgets will be cut by 7% and this includes the public safety budget. The Chief of Police has assigned you to assemble a team and present a budget proposal outlining the 7% percent (minimum) of the police department’s budget that you propose to be cut. The chief has charged your team with presenting the how, when, and where the cuts or monies will be applied. The presentation should be administered from an inclusive approach considering an overall criminal justice scope along with community and external stakeholder elements. In essence this assignment should not be taken with a narrow view simply from a policing perspective.
Create a detailed presentation on your proposed budgetary cuts as well as an executive summary of your overall budget plan. You have the flexibility to improvise or realistically create information or details not included in the designated city materials. Critical elements of this assignment focus on your budget teams ability to understand differing ways and means to apply budgetary process and related cuts. Budget approach and cuts often involve tough decisions including assignments, personnel, equipment, training, and other factors affecting daily work habits and conditions of employees.
Include the following in your executive summary and presentation:
The executive summary must be between 1,050 and 1,400 words.
Your Power Point presentation must be 18 – 22 slides and approximately 25 minutes in length.
Format your executive summary and presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
Incorporate multi-media elements into your presentation.
Ensure you properly cite your materials in the executive summary and presentation.
City North is a growing city with 25% of its total land still available for continued development and building.
180 square miles
Population of a 200,000 people
Elevation is at 1,100 feet
3 operational hospitals
10 million visitors per year
Race (census data)
Black or African American 28%
American Indian and Alaska Native 8%
Median age 35.8
1 to 9 14.2%
10 to 14 6.6%
15 to 19 7.0%
20 to 24 7.1%
25 to 34 15.4%
35 to 44 13.3%
45 to 54 10.8%
55 to 59 8.1%
60 to 64 6.3%
65 to 74 6.9%
75 to 84 3.0%
85 and over 1.3%
General Occupation Distribution
Public Employees 5%
Home to an NFL football team
· 65,000 Fans Per Game (10 total games)
Households and Education
Total households – 36,000
Average income is $52,000
Average cost of a new home $180,000
Family households 66.5%
Nonfamily households 33.5%
Households w/individuals <18 years 37.4%
Households w/individuals 65 years and over 23%
Average Household Size Average Family Size 3.5
Public School Enrollment (5 years and over)
Total enrollment – 29,000
Elementary school (grades 1 to 8) 40%
High school (grades 9 to 12) 35%
College or graduate school
Home to the Northern University
· 15,000 Full Time Students
· Division One Sports
Home to City Community Collge
· 4,500 Full Time Students
· Community College Sports
Language Spoken at Home
English Only 68%
Asian and Pacific Islander Other 10%
Commuting to Work (workers 16 years and over)
Car, truck, or van – drove alone 62.5%
Car, truck, or van – carpooled 15.8%
Public Transportation 14.8%
Other means 1.5%
Worked at home 3.7%
Mean travel time to work – 3 minutes
Police Department General Facts & Statistics
Total EmployeesAuthorized Sworn Police Officers 420
Authorized Civilian Employees 200
Police Response Times
Avg. Emergency Response Time 4 Minutes
Avg. Non-Emergency Response Time 1.8 Hours
General StatisticsCitations Issued Per Year 38,000
Traffic Collisions 4,000
Calls for Service 225,000
Field Information Cards 5,500
Departmental Reports 36,000
Evidence Processing Items 1,850
Fingerprinting (arrests & citizens) 26,000
Air Unit Operations 186
K9 Deployments 597
Training Courses Presented 221
Police Department General Demographics
Sworn Police Employee Positions
Authorized Sworn Police Officers 420 Total
Current Strength 407 (13 Current Vacancies)
Patrol Officers 240 (General Cost $100,000 per officer)
55 Officers per District (4 Different Districts)
Currently 5 total patrol vacancies
Mandatory Staffing of 48 per district required for safe practices
6 Officers from Patrol assigned to training unit
4 K9 Officers (Cost 200,000 per Officer)
10 Officers Assigned to Helicopter (Air) Unit
Detectives 100 (General Cost $120,000 per detective)
Currently 8 vacancies
No mandatory staffing requirements
10 Different Detectives on Federal Task Forces
o Drug Enforcement Unit 20 Detectives
o SWAT TEAM 20 Detectives
o Violent Crimes Unit 5 Detectives
o Sex Crimes Unit 5 Detectives
o Domestic Violence Unit 4 Detectives
o Gang Unit 6 Detectives
o Burglary Unit 6 Detectives
o Identity Theft/Auto Crimes Unit 4 Detectives
o Fraud Unit 6 Detectives
o Computer Crimes Unit 4 Detectives
o Surveillance Unit 6 Detectives
o Intelligence Unit 4 Detectives
o Repeat Offender Unit 5 Detectives
o Conspiracy Squad 5 Detectives
Patrol Sergeants 28
Detective Sergeants 20
Training Sergeants 3
Internal Affairs Sergeants 2
Public Information Sergeant 1
No Vacancies at Sergeant
Patrol Lieutenants 10
Investigations Lieutenants 4
Special Operations Lieutenants 2
Emergency Management Lieutenant 1
No Vacancies at Sergeant
Patrol District Commanders 4
Investigations Commander 1
Special Operations Commander 1
Assistant Chiefs 2
Chief of Police 1
Civilian Employee Positions
Radio Division 29
Records Division 21
Police Aides 21
Crime Scene Personnel 17
Minimum staffing 15
Crime Lab Scientists 12
9 scientists needed for functional lab
General Line Item Budget Numbers
110 – Total Sworn and Civilian Salaries
111 – Overtime
112 – Salaries PT
116 – Holiday Pay
117 – Premium Pay
118 – Shift Differential Pay
140 – Longevity Pay
160 – Travel & Lodging (training and investigations)
Developing a career goal is a great way to take charge of planning your career and a useful tool to manage your career effectively. Many individuals may not know how to develop a career goal; follow the steps below to help you determine where to start. There are a few steps that can be helpful in determining your career goal, which include: conducting a self-assessment, exploring industries and careers, and determining factors that are non-negotiable (e.g., geographic location, salary requirements, and health care benefits). The final step of goal setting is writing the first draft of your goal.
Using the document at this link: Career Goal Sheet, review Steps 1 and 2, then complete Steps 3 and 4. Submit the completed Career Goal Sheet as your journal entry for Week 4.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry.
Assessment can be used “to assess what students already know” as well as what they have learned in class (Koschmeder, 2012). Pre-assessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments should be used consistently throughout the class. Pre-assessments are collected before the instruction is provided, so that the teacher can gain a better understanding of each student’s “prior knowledge, skills, interests and feelings,” so that the teacher can differentiate instruction to each student’s needs and strengths (Koschmeder, 2012). This type of assessment comes in many forms, including KWL charts, surveys, etc.
In addition to pre-assessments, teachers should also utilize formative assessments to track how well each student is understanding the material; which instructional methods and activities are working; and how they can present the material differently in order to address more students’ needs. Essentially, the formative assessment is a guidance tool for making changes to the course, which allows for the teacher to create a highly differentiated classroom curriculum.
The last type of assessment, or summative assessment, is provided at the end of a study unit or class. The summative assessment demonstrates how much of the lesson’s content the student has retained, which allows teachers to “evaluate the effectiveness of the unit” and make modifications for differentiation (Koschmeder, 2012). Without these critical assessment strategies, teachers would be forced to guess which methods were working and which methods were failing to help connect their students to the classroom content. Thanks to the development of these various assessments, teachers can adequately provide differentiated instruction that takes every student’s needs, strengths, challenges, personalities, and backgrounds into consideration.
As excellently summarized by Judith Dodge, “Without the regular use of formative assessment, or checks for understanding, how are we to know what each student needs to be successful in our classroom? How else can we ensure we are addressing students’ needs instead of simply teaching them what we think they need” (2009)?
Creating Assessment without Bias
The best way to assess students’ knowledge without bias towards language barriers, learning differences, or cultural differences is to use multiple forms of assessment throughout the unit. This provides the teacher with a much more holistic view of the student’s knowledge. While some students might perform well on one task, they might unexpectedly struggle with another (Dodge, 2009). By varying the type of assessment you use over the course of the week, you can get a more accurate picture of what students know and understand, obtaining a ‘multiple-measure assessment window’ into student understanding” (Dodge, 2009). It is also important to take student challenges into mind when creating each assessment. Instead of relying on students to express their understanding through one method of communication, consider presenting options. For example, provide story maps and allow students to write and illustrate their understanding of the plot. This could help ESL students to better explain their understanding of the story’s concepts and overcome the limitations of their language barrier.
Differentiated Assessment Strategy for Diverse Learners
The use of dry-erase board oral “quizzes” is one of my favorite forms of formative assessment. Since the teacher is interacting with students, he or she is able to adjust their questions as they go. The method of assessment is oral, which is often helpful for students who have trouble focusing or have language barriers. Asking students questions about a story or concept and asking them to write their answer on the dry erase board allows the teacher to connect with each student individually while assessing many students at once. Also, it removes some of the pressure from students that may exist with a written quiz. If students are unsure of the answer—or don’t understand the question—teachers can ask simpler questions to assess what parts of the story or concept they do understand—and which ones need reviewing (Dodge, 2009).
Dodge, J. (2009). 25 quick formative assessments for a differentiated classroom. New York, NY: Scholastic.
The Week 3 individual assignment leverages the earning from the Week 2 Learning Team assignment to help students to identify core elements of their individual Project Risk Management Plans. As a result, the Week 3 individual assignment emphasizes the project-specific nature of the individual deliverable. The assignment extends the course-length assignment and begins filling in gaps. Students should pay attention to the expected depth of the Project Risk Management Plan.
Assessment Instructions For this assessment, you will analyze the integration of marketing communications in Nikon, with a particular focus on the manner in which the marketing mix is applied for the product you selected. In Assessment 3, you addressed the aspect of product strategy. For this assessment, focus on the other three aspects—place, price, and promotion—to analyze how the company uses each, and in particular, how each is used to market your selected product. Evaluate how well the company is integrating all aspects of the marketing mix. Finally, identify and explain how an aspect of the company’s marketing mix falls short in relation to the product you selected.
Preparation To gain a sense of the range of marketing activities utilized by your selected company, find and study all aspects of the company’s marketing mix. Pay particular attention to the media, tools, and approaches used to market your selected product. Analyze the characteristics of these activities so that you have a clear sense of how the company, and your product in particular, are presented to the market and how potential buyers are likely to see the product. Begin writing your analysis when you have a solid sense of both of these, along with a variety of examples to support your thinking.
Directions For this assessment, complete the following:
Analyze each of the following aspects of the marketing mix, both for the company in general and for your selected product, in detail: Pricing strategy (price). Analyze the company’s overall pricing strategy in relation to competitors. Then focus on the pricing strategy used for the product you selected. For example, is the product positioned at the high end of the market, as a midrange product, or as the low cost alternative? Channels of distribution (place). Summarize the manner in which your selected company moves its products to market. Then focus on how these channels of distribution function for your selected product in particular. Besides noting the logistics involved, analyze how well the channel fits the image of the product. For example, if your product is a technological tool, describe how it is moved from production to customer availability, including the effectiveness of the outlets or interactions that have direct contact with customers. Consider the effectiveness of the company’s distribution overall—are they missing any productive channels? Could they gain better penetration in their existing channels? Market messaging (promotion). Analyze the company’s messages to the marketplace through all of the channels the company uses. Include advertising, sales promotion, and public relations, as well as the manner in which the company uses any aspects of social media to support these efforts. Analyze the extent to which the company integrates print, media, and Internet efforts. Analyze how the company integrates its marketing communications efforts across the marketing mix: For the company in general. For the product you selected. Identify an aspect of the marketing mix that you see as a current weakness in terms of the product you selected. Explain your thinking, including specific examples from the company’s current marketing activities. Additional Requirements Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message. APA formatting: Your analysis should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting. Length: 3 typed and double-spaced pages. Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point. Research: Use a minimum of four credible sources.