ANALYZE THE ROLE OF THE HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATOR IN A VARIETY OF ORGANIZATIONAL SETTINGS.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria: Competency 1: Analyze the role of the health care administrator in a variety of organizational settings. Assess socioecologic safety and wellness needs in three different work-related cultures. Competency 4: Evaluate the role and responsibilities of managers and leaders in the health care organization. Analyze worksite wellness program behavioral outcomes in relation to cost savings to the organization. Present a persuasive rational for maintaining a wellness program. Write in a professional manner. Competency 7: Promote wellness. Develop culturally relevant employee wellness or safety programs. Assessment Overview Every worksite culture is unique, with unique needs, requiring a unique wellness plan. Significant differences between the needs of distinctive workplace cultures can substantially impact wellness management decisions. In this assessment you will analyze differing workplace cultures and suggest a wellness plan for each specific worksite. This assessment contains two parts. Part 1 Instructions Use the Social Competencies in Worksite Wellness Table, linked in the Assessment Resources, to compare and contrast the typical wellness needs of employees in each of the following workplace settings: A large automotive plant in Detroit. A single fast food store in Texas. Your workplace (or school) community. Write no more than a few phrases or brief sentences in each table cell. For the purposes of this particular assessment, it is not necessary to conduct exhaustive research or to investigate any particular real-world workplace. Instead, search for general information based on the type of workplace, its size, and its general location. Keep track of your resources in order to include them in your references list. Notice any statistical trends that may emerge. Focus on discovering the distinctive needs of employees in each setting. In the table template, address the following health care competencies for employees in each of the three environments: Probable Number and Age of Employees: How many people work at the site, and how old are they, on average? Are there specific health care needs associated with this age group? Probable Ethnicity of Employees: What are the ethnicities of the employees? Are there health care needs specific to these ethnic groups? Provide typical population percentages, if possible. Probable Task Health and Safety Needs: What health and safety needs are presented by the job tasks performed by employees? For example, at the fast food restaurant, burn injuries may be a danger. At the motor company, injuries could occur due to repetitive motion, poor lighting, or accidents involving machines. Probable Hierarchy of Needs: Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, speculate on the likeliest needs level motivating employees in this workplace setting. Individual Focus Change: Consider what individual employees could do to improve their own health and safety at the site. Community Focus Change: Consider what you, as a health care manager, could do to establish a healthy worksite community. Policy Focus Change: What policies would you implement? Social Marketing: How would you market the policies you would propose to the employees? Remember to address the wellness needs of the employees, not of the consumers who buy the products or services. In the Analysis section of the template, complete the following: Once you have completed the table, use the information to design a wellness plan you might implement for each of the three workplace cultures. Assume you are the only staff involved in implementing the plan, with an unlimited budget and the complete support of the organizational leaders. In three separate paragraphs, describe each plan and indicate how it takes into account the following: Prevention needs specific to the employees’ age groups and ethnicities. Potential dangers of the tasks performed in the workplace. The size of the employee population at the worksite. Finally, write a brief paragraph comparing and contrasting the notable differences between your wellness plans for each workplace culture. Part 2 Instructions Consider the following scenario: You are the worksite wellness manager at one of the three situations described above. Times have changed, and your employer is now experiencing tight economic times and must make budget cuts. The worksite wellness program seems to be a money pit, and the organizational leadership is deciding whether or not to have it dropped. Write a one- to two-page professional letter to the leadership justifying the value of your program. Use a bit of creativity. Address the following in your letter: What positive behavior changes due to your worksite wellness program can you show? What cost savings can you show? How might you change the program to produce better financial outcomes? Remember, leadership is finance-oriented, so they will want to hear facts that support your justification. Search for articles on this subject to support your statements, and gather statistics that show real dollar-cost savings. Provide complete APA references for your resources. Submission Guidelines Submit your completed Social Competencies in Worksite Wellness Table and letter to leadership for this assessment. Refer to the Worksite Wellness Assessment Scoring Guide to ensure that you meet the grading criteria for this assessment. You are required to submit your assessment to the Turnitin source matching tool. Refer to the FlexPath instructions on the Turnitin iGuide page, linked in the Assessment Resources. Submit your assessment for faculty evaluation by clicking the linked assessment title in the assessment link below. Be sure to include the corresponding Turnitin report with your assessment.