Planned Change Paper

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to (a) identify and articulate a healthcare issue, problem, or inefficiency that requires change; (b) use a change model to describe a realistic change; (c) identify the change ensures alignment with the organization mission, vision, and values; (d) develop a change strategy to guide initiation, implementation, and management of the change; and (e) identify roles and functions of individuals who will facilitate this change.

Total Points Possible: 200

Requirements:

  1. This paper will be graded on quality of paper information, use of citations, use of Standard English grammar, sentence structure, and organization based on the required components.
  2. Create the review using Microsoft (MS) Word, which is the required format for all Chamberlain documents. You can tell that the document is saved as an MS Word document because it will end in .docx.
  3. The length of the paper is to be no greater than five pages, excluding title page and reference page. Extra pages will not be read by the instructor and will not count toward your grade.
  4. APA format (6th edition) is required in this assignment, including a title page and a reference page. Use APA level 1 headings for the organizational structure of this assignment. Remember that the introduction does not carry a heading that labels it as a level heading in APA format. The first part of your paper is assumed to be the introduction. See the APA manual for details. See the resource under Course Resources, “Guidelines for Writing Professional Papers”.

Preparing the paper

  1. Clear introduction; identify the issue for change and the unit or department.
  2. Describe a change that is realistic in the current organization and healthcare environment.
  3. Describe how the solution aligns with organization mission, vision, and values.
  4. Explain the change model and actions related to this issue at each step in the process.
  5. Identify the roles of individuals that would initiate, implement, and manage the change.
  6. Summarize main points from the body of the paper.
  1. The paper will be five pages maximum, excluding title and reference pages.

Note: If you go over the paper length, the information will not be graded by the instructor.

  1. Title and reference pages must be in APA format (6th edition).
  2. Use 12-point Times New Roman font and one-inch margins on all sides of the paper.

 

Category Points % Description
Introduction 26 13% Introduction clearly introduces issue and purpose.
Describe a change in the current organization 26 13% Describe a change that is realistic in the current organization and healthcare environment.
Describe solution alignment with organization mission, vision, and values 26 13% Describe how the solution aligns with organization mission, vision, and values.
Change model and action steps 26 13% Explain the change model and actions related to this issue at each step in the process.
Individual roles initiating, implementing, and managing change 26 13% Identify the roles of individuals that would initiate, implement, and manage the change.
Summary 26 13% Summary of content is presented based on the identified problem and purpose.
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format 16 8% Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format.
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly

 

14 7% Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly.
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed 14 7% Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed.
Total  200 100 A quality assignment will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

 

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria A

(100–92%)

Outstanding or highest level of performance

B

(91–84%)

Very good or high level of performance

C

(83–76%)

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

  F

(75–0%)

Poor or failing or unsatisfactory level of performance

Content

Possible Points = 156 Points

 

 

 

 

     

 

Introduction clearly introduces issue and purpose 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Introduces the issue succinctly; purpose of paper stated clearly Introduces the issue and purpose of paper with minor lack of clarity or missing elements Introduces the issue or purpose lacking important element or specificity Introduction has multiple elements inaccurate Introduction is not present
Describe a change that is realistic in the current organization and healthcare environment 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Identification of key change components is articulated clearly with no inaccuracy. Identification of key change components is articulated with rare inaccuracy. Identification of key change components lacks occasional important elements. Identification of key change components lacks specificity. Identification of key change components is not present.
Describe how the solution aligns with organization mission, vision, and values 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Clearly presented issue description aligning with organization mission, vision, and values correctly with no inaccuracy Clearly presented issue description aligning with organization mission, vision, and values with rare inaccuracy Clearly presented issue description aligning with organization mission, vision, and values lacks occasional important element or specificity Clearly presented issue description aligning with organization mission, vision, and values has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Clearly presented issue description aligning with organization mission, vision, and values is not present.
Explain the change model and actions related to this issue at each step in the process 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Clear explanation of the change model and actions at each step related to the issue with no inaccuracy. Explanation of the change model and actions at each step related to the issue with rare inaccuracy. Explanation of the change model and actions at each step related to the issue lacks occasional important element or specificity. Explanation of the change model and actions at each step related to the issue has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Explanation of the change model and actions at each step related to the issue is not present.
Identify the roles of individuals that would initiate, implement, and manage the change 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Identifies the roles of individuals initiating, implementing and managing the change with no inaccuracy. Identifies the roles of individuals initiating, implementing and managing the change with rare inaccuracy Identifies the roles of individuals initiating, implementing and managing the change lacks occasional important element or specificity Identifies the roles of individuals initiating, implementing and managing the change has multiple instances of inaccuracies. Identifies the roles of individuals initiating, implementing and managing the change is not present.
Summary of content presented based on identified problem and purpose. 26 Points 23 Points 21 Points 10 Points 0 Points
Concluding statements summarizing content are present and accurate. Concluding statements summarizing content are present with rare inaccuracy or missing elements. Concluding statements summarizing content lack occasional important element or specificity. Concluding statements summarizing content has multiple instances of inaccuracies Concluding statements summarizing content are missing.
Content Subtotal     _____of  156 points
Format

Possible Points =   44 Points

         
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format. 16 Points 14 Points 13 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format. Text, title page, and references are consistent with APA format with 1-2 exceptions. There are 3-4 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 5 APA format errors in the text, title page, and/or reference page(s). There are 6 or more APA format errors in the text, title page, and reference page(s).
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. 14 Points 12 Points 11 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly. Ideas and information from other sources are cited correctly with 1-2  exceptions. Ideas and information from other sources are cited with 3-4 errors. Ideas and information from other sources are cited with 5 errors. Ideas and information from other sources are cited with 6 or more errors.
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed. 14 Points 12 Points 11 Points 6 Points 0 Points
Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed. Rules of grammar, word usage, and punctuation are followed with 1-2 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 3-4 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, word usage, and punctuation are consistent with formal written work with 5-6 exceptions. Rules of grammar, spelling, words usage, and punctuation are followed with 7 or more exceptions.
Format Subtotal   _____of 44 points
Total Points     _____of  200 points

 

 
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