Healthcare Leadership and Innovation

Questions Regarding Leadership

  • 1.  Questions Regarding Leadership

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hello-

    I'd like to post a couple questions about leadership and will appreciate any responses I get.

    As an HIM professional-

    How do you define job satisfaction?

    How would you describe the role a leader plays in job satisfaction?

    As a leader of HIM professionals, how do you contribute to the job satisfaction of your followers?

    Thanks so much!  I appreciate your response!

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    Patricia DeVoy
    HIM Program Chair
    University of Detroit Mercy
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  • 2.  RE: Questions Regarding Leadership

    Posted 12 days ago
    How do you define job satisfaction?
    Job satisfaction is how fulfilling a job isbforban employee.  Does it pay appropriately?  Is there a good work-life balance?  Is what is asked of you appropriate and alinged with your job?

    How would you describe the role a leader plays in job satisfaction?
    I think the most important thing is ensuring my employees have the resources needed so they can effectively and efficiently complete their job requirements.  If you have what you need and the time to do it, your stress can be reduced.

    I also try to help wherever I can as my schedule allows to ensure the department runs smoothly.  It can be very hectic, but I try to make sure everything is okay with my staff.

    Finally, I try to avoid staff burnout by challenging my employees.  It's hard to find the right balance between overworking them and them being undervalued.

    As a leader of HIM professionals, how do you contribute to the job satisfaction of your followers?
    I think I answered this question above.

    If you need anything else, please feel free to contact me.



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    Jesse Floyd, RHIA
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  • 3.  RE: Questions Regarding Leadership

    Posted 11 days ago
    Good Morning!

    As an HIM professional-

    How do you define job satisfaction?  Job satisfaction to me, as a professional is the ability of a position to keep me challenged, engaged and continually making a difference or improving my work environment.  Life-long learning has always played a huge role in my job satisfaction and I appreciate an employer who gives me the latitude to continually expand my horizons.  This in intricate to my satisfaction and I truly feel that it keeps my "creative juices" flowing in a very positive manner.  My current position is with a female-led, start-up company and it is exciting to see how we can change people's lives and make connections with clients, HIM professionals and provide great individuals an opportunity to progress their career.  

    How would you describe the role a leader plays in job satisfaction?  I have been in leadership/management positions for most of my recent past employment.  The role of a leader should be to promote an stimulating environment for their employees; continually challenge the employees to do their very best and keep the employee excited to be a HIM professional.  We have the skills and ability to provide a variety of expertise to the healthcare industry in a litany of roles.  As a leader, we should coach/mentor the employees that we have the opportunity to work with, continually encourage them to develop their skills and seek higher education and/or credentials.  The development of employees should be a large portion of the leader's role and contribute directly to their (the leader) job satisfaction.  It has been a distinct privilege of mine to see so many of the people that I have have worked with over the years to go on to pursue higher education/degrees and credentials as well as move into leadership roles themselves.  I am very honored to have been a part of their careers.  

    As a leader of HIM professionals, how do you contribute to the job satisfaction of your followers?  I do believe that job satisfaction of the people that have worked with me in the professional setting has been largely due to the ability to keep them challenged.  This can be with additional job responsibilities, expansion of skillset and also with the HIM professional working with newer employees to expand their skillset and/or expertise.  Many HIM professionals come into the field in an entry level position and have aspirations to lead/develop others.  As a leader we should look for these attributes and encourage those individuals who have this ability and work with them (mentor) to be solid leaders as well.  This promotes the continuation of our profession and also provides great job satisfaction to the employee.  I always like to provide an environment of "team" setting as we all work together to accomplish our best whether it is for a department, hospital or patient/client.  This mindset has kept me humble and (hopefully) provided a comfortable work setting for those I work with.

    Great questions - thanks for posting!!



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    Cheryl Bowling, RHIT, CCS, CHC, C-CDI
    Client Compliance Partner
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