OnSomble, Inc. Partners with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System to Design Professional Practice Model

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OnSomble, Inc. has partnered with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System to help the division of nursing design its practice model based on the professional role conceptual framework and to ensure all registered nurses are practicing as role-competent professionals.

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Re-development of a modern and meaningful professional practice model for our nurses is at the center of the initiative.

OnSomble, Inc. has partnered with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System to help the division of nursing design its practice model based on the professional role conceptual framework and to ensure all registered nurses are practicing as role-competent professionals.

OnSomble’s team, led by Dr. Maria O’Rourke, will work with CHRISTUS Spohn’s nursing leadership team on the following initiatives:

(1) Introduction of the Professional Role Conceptual Framework that calls for role competency as a Leader, Scientist, Transferor and Practitioner as the foundation for the functional roles of clinician, manager and educator

(2) Refinement of current professional practice model to align with professional role competency

(3) Development of action plans to introduce the models to the CHRISTUS Spohn workforce and management

(4) Assessment of the professional role competency of key CHRISTUS Spohn associates

According to CHRISTUS Spohn Health System’s Chief Nurse Executive, Dr. Jim Cato, “CHRISTUS Spohn has launched a multi-year nursing excellence initiative. There are several key components of this design process; however, re-development of a modern and meaningful professional practice model for our nurses is at the center of the initiative,” explained Dr. Cato. "Having a premier expert consult with us like Dr. Maria O’Rourke will help us achieve many of our future goals of an even higher professional practice standard.”

“We are excited to be part of CHRISTUS Spohn Health System’s journey to practice excellence,” notes Dr. Maria O’Rourke, chief strategy officer and chief nursing officer at OnSomble. “We understand the importance of models in guiding professional practice and look forward to introducing CHRISTUS Spohn to our professional role conceptual framework. This will serve as the foundation for refining the current professional practice model, such that, it keeps in the forefront the key professional role obligation to ‘Keep the Patient Safe’ and helps guide all registered nurses as each strives for practice excellence in their daily work.”

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System is the largest not-for-profit healthcare provider in South Texas consisting of six hospital campuses, six family health centers, a nationally accredited cancer, stroke and rehab program, and a level II Trauma Center. The health system provides a level of care which enables area residents to receive advance medical treatments while remaining close to home and family. For more than 100 years, CHRISTUS Spohn has been distinguished by its comprehensive and innovative services, and its long history of responding to the needs of the community it serves.

OnSomble, Inc. is an online role-based professional development company. The company’s various platforms meet the professional development needs of nurses and global healthcare organizations through its online, role-based assessments (OnRole) and its web-based professional development platforms and transformation, on-site consulting and coaching services (OnRole Advanced). OnSomble has offices in Nashville, TN and San Francisco, CA.

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