Inside scoop from our experts: Project director position responsibilities

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, January 12, 2010

This week, a reader asks about what responsibilities fall to the person who serves as the organization's ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® (MRP) project director. The following response is from Rajanee Singh, RN, BC, BSN, MA, director of professional practice at Jupiter Medical Center.

Q: How do you structure your project director role? If the project director has responsibilities other than the MRP, what are they? Is the project director the point person for satisfaction, staff development, shared governance, etc?

A: My current title is the director of professional practice. As a part of my role as the MRP project director, my responsibilities include:

  • Joint Commission readiness.
  • National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) coordination.
  • Performance improvement (PI) for NDNQI and other PI such as restraints, falls, patient satisfaction, etc. (i.e., whatever my CNO directs me to do.)
  • Research partnerships.

As an MRP project director, I am responsible for developing the strategic plan for nursing with timelines and outcomes, scheduling all MRP meetings, keeping track of all councils (and chairing the coordinating council), educating leadership about PI, and all shared governance activities.

I am also the informatics coordinator and led the change for our implementation of bar code administration and documentation system. I coordinate the unit secretary meetings and conduct education for them and also the PICC nurse director, etc.

I do not have direct reporting at any level except to the CNO, which makes my role collaborative. I also take care of all MRP coordination. The structure of the MRP project director role varies between organizations: in some it is an additional responsibility and in others a primary responsibility. I try to juggle this as sometimes it is challenging.

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