A millennial nurse leader talks innovation and the importance of soft skills
Over the course of this season, we’ve had several guests on the show to talk about the unique role that nurses play in spurring grassroots innovation within their organizations. Our guest for this episode is putting this into practice and has made innovation a theme of her career.
Charlene Platon is a rising star in the nursing profession. In under ten years, she’s risen up the ranks to become the Director of Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care and was recently named as one of the inaugural recipients of Johnson & Johnson’s Nurse Innovation Fellowship. She’s passionate about using technology to transform healthcare delivery and improve patient care.
In addition to innovation, Charlene is also passionate about leadership, particularly from a millennial point of view. In this episode, she and Dan talk about everything from gaining confidence as a new leader, the importance of soft skills and emotional intelligence in managing teams and how to make time for innovation-related projects as a nurse.
Links to recommended reading:
- Meet the 12 Inspired Nurses of the First J&J Nurse Innovation Fellowship
- Ambulatory Nursing at Stanford Health Care
- The Nurse Hack for Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon
- Association of California Nurse Leaders
- Episode 18: Why these two design experts think nurses are uniquely well-suited to be agents of innovation
- Episode 24: Why we need more products designed by nurses
- Episode 30: How nurses can develop an innovation mindset
The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/charlene-platon