The healthcare industry is rapidly and constantly changing thereby demanding strong leadership within its institutions and systems. It is thus required of healthcare professionals to demonstrate measurable workplace effectiveness and outcomes to show evidence-based management.
Integrity and accountability are some of the competencies related to organizational effectiveness and leadership that a lab manager should possess. Integrity should allow one to do the right thing as well as being seen as active, positive and proactive. Moreover, such a person has an attitude of following rules, adhering to ethical values and principles and making the right decisions thus contributing to organizational effectiveness (Huber, 2014).
Further, the lab manager should be accountable for their actions, such that they are aware of their actions, are properly trained to competency, and give good care to clients. Accountability makes healthcare workers competent leaders since they take responsibility for their actions. However, it may be hard to avoid improper exploitation of professional relationships for personal gain. This should call for the health care worker to re-examine themselves and realize that they are working for the better of the patients and not themselves. It would then prove prudent to change their behavior to attain leadership competence (Carter, Ulrich & Goldsmith, 2012).
Integrity and accountability are highly needed especially in the wake of open communication and collaboration in healthcare. Lab managers should be held accountable for what they post online concerning the organization, profession and clients with regard to secrecy. However, open communication could provide a loophole for exploiting the professional relationship for professional gain therefore, the lab manager should remember to uphold professionalism at all times when serving patients (Mccullough, 2012).
Further, health workers should show accountability in making sure that facilities run smoothly, efficiently and on-budget using new technology (Huber, 2014). Integrity should be portrayed in patient-based technological activities, such as imaging, electronic billing and data storage to ensure more accurate treatment. Conversely, health care professionals should ensure that they do not use technology for their own personal gain but for the purpose of the clients and the organization.