JC has more than 15 years of experience working in behavioral health in different facilities from staff nurse, triage intake nurse to supervisor and now manager of behavioral health services in UM Hospital. JC has a master’s degree in nursing education.
How would you describe a leader? Firm but at the same time flexible and compassionated… (based on this thought elaborate more at free will)
What are important qualities or characteristics of nursing leader? Ability to efficiently delegate. Be an effective communicator. Be confident. Have a positive attitude. Be approachable. Inspire!
What is your personal philosophy of leadership? A leader always take care of his subordinates so they will take care of him…( based on this thought elaborate more at free will)
What learning experiences have had the most influence on your own personal development as a leader? Doing my master’s in education help me open up to a whole new world of knowledge and skills that I carry on in my interaction with employees under my leadership…( based on this thought elaborate more at free will)
How do you see leadership evolving in nursing today? (Elaborate at free will)
What are the most challenging issues in your current position? (Staffing needs, staffing scheduling, staffing compliance with service requirements… based on this thought elaborate more at free will)
As a leader (or manager) in your career, have you had a mentor? If so, how did this influence your leadership style? No one specific mentor but JC has incorporated experience from the different organizations he is been part of; and from the different managers above him…( based on this thought elaborate more at free will)
What advice would you give someone who is aspiring to a leadership position? Be always humble and approachable, never forget where you came from…take good care of the employees under your leadership and that will pay back, they will respond to you positively…( based on this thought elaborate more at free will)
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