The purpose of Professional Governance at UCLA Health is to provide the structure for nursing at all levels of the organization to engage in the work of our shared UCLA Heath mission, vision, values and strategic plan. Professional Governance facilitates the engagement of health care providers across all practice areas and all roles in the planning, implementation and continuous improvement of care within our professional practice. This includes the dissemination of practice innovations through communication and collaboration among nursing and interprofessional groups.
Councils are the foundation of the professional governance model, which functions at the Health System, the Hospital/Facility and the Unit/Department level. Council members are responsible for making decisions that affect the practice of health care. These decisions, grounded in the UCLA professional practice model, promote practice excellence, professional development and the quality and safety of patient and family centered care.
Facility-level councils represent those that have an impact on the local UCLA Health medical facility.
The focus of work for the System Councils is from a health system perspective. Decisions made by the health system councils represent those that have an impact on the entire health system nursing community.
The Coordinating Council assures that nursing activities, performance and related outcome metrics align with and support the strategic priorities of UCLA Health and the Department of Nursing.
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