New Nurse Director of Nursing Support hired
Juliet Gleason, RN
In her new role, Gleason oversees a float pool staff of nurses, PCAs, nursing supervisors, and administrative support. This float pool supports all of the hospital's inpatient units by providing extra staff when needed. She also works scheduling staff shifts, outlining budgets, overseeing employee evaluations, and disseminating "need to know" information, such as new hospital policies, to her staff. Other duties include coordinating with Professional Development to help train employees how to use new equipment, and coordinating with other nursing directors to anticipate which areas of the hospital will require float pool coverage.
Gleason hopes that she can create a sense of cohesiveness within her area of the Nursing Department. "I've never had a management type of position before so I'm excited to gain new experiences in an environment in which I'm already comfortable," says Gleason. "Even though I was sad to leave my staff nurse position, it's great to move forward. The other Nursing Directors have been very supportive and welcoming to me."
When not working, Gleason takes care of her two girls, ages three and nine-months, and is also an avid reader of books of fiction.