The class of 2014 visited the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Hospital as a requisite of the course in Leadership and management. The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (J.P.M.C.) is located at Rafique Shaheed Road in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The JPMC is a federally administered public hospital established in 1959.
The purpose of the visit is to observe and describe the organization in leadership and management perspective and identify a management concept to critically analyze how it was integrated in the organization with the support of literature.
It is a tertiary care hospital with more than six hundred beds capacity. It provides teaching facilities to a medical college and to a nursing ...view middle of the document...
The nursing department in the JPMC is headed by a chief nursing superintendent (CNS) who is in 20 scale officer. The job of chief nursing superintendent is coordinated by deputy chief nursing superintendent in grade 19. The office of the chief nursing superintendent is responsible for the management of more than five hundred employs that work in nursing division in JPMC. The structure of the nursing department is as follows.
Post Grade No. of Posts
Chief Nursing Superintendent 20 01
Deputy Chief Nursing Superintendent 19 01
Head Nurse 17 47
Charge Nurse 16 500
Aid Nurse 04 100
Mid wife 04 70
Assistant mid wife 04 40
As JPMC is a federally administered institute the recruitment is made through Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC). If the need for the new staff is identified by the CNS, she sent a requisition to Deputy Director for recruitment of new staff. The Deputy Director than collaborates with FPSC and ministry of health. Once the new positions are approved by the government, the FPSC will than announces posts for nursing and conduct exams for the announced posts.
There is no well-defined criterion for on-job promotions. It all depends upon the creation of new posts and the candidates will have to follow the same recruitment procedure of the FPSC and again will have to follow the same examination process to be promoted on the new position.
Job incentives for the nurses in the government are more than that of the private sector. Since the beginning of career, they get stipend, as trainee nurses. Soon after completing the training the availability of the job is hundred present for the regular student nurses. The nurses are recruited in scale 16, which is very encouraging for the nurses. The nurses have the facility of pension and general provident fund (GP fund) at the time of retirement.
Duty roster is made monthly. The timing of the morning and evening shifts is six hours and nights are of twelve hour duty. The roster is made on monthly bases and every nurse has to do the night duty every third month.
Absenteeism is mostly dependent upon the law and order situation of the city. In case of bad law and order situation the student nurses are called to cover for the regular staff.
Annual leaves are according to the federal...