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Journal of Korean Critical Care Nursing 2018;11(1):15-27.
Published online February 28, 2018.

500병상 이상 의료기관에서의 전문지원인력의 직군별 업무 수행빈도 분석
김민영, 최수정, 설미이, 김정혜, 김희영, 변숙진
1제주대학교 간호학과
2삼성서울병원.성균관대학교 임상간호대학원
3서울아산병원
4울산대학교 임상전문간호학
5동아대학교병원
The Frequency of Job Performance of the Korean Professional Medical Support Staff at Medical Institutions over 500 Beds
Min Young Kim, Su Jung Choi, Miee Seol, Jeong Hye Kim, Hee Young Kim, Sook Jin Byun
1Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea.
2Advanced Practice Nurse, Department of Nursing, Samsung Medical Center, Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate School of Clinical Nursing Science, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea. sujungchoi@hanmail.net
3Advanced Practice Nurse, Department of Nursing, Asan Medical Center, Korea.
4Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Nursing, University of Ulsan, Korea.
5Advanced Practice Nurse, Department of Nursing, Dong-A University Hospital, Korea.
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study was intended to investigate the frequency of job performance of the Korean professional medical support staffs (PMSS).
METHOD
The data of 1,666 PMSS from 36 hospitals and over 500 beds were analyzed. The participants were divided into 5 groups: advanced practice nurses (APN), clinical nurse experts, physician assistants (PA), coordinators, and others.
RESULTS
Among the 5 main domains of job performance, advanced clinical practice has the highest frequency (111.36 d/y), followed by consultation/collaboration (75.66 d/y), education/counseling (53.54 d/y), leadership (23.90 d/y), and research (19.14 d/y). There was a significant difference in the frequency of job performance between the 5 groups of participants. The invasive activities were more frequent in the PA group. In the education and counseling domain, APNs had a higher level of job frequency than others (p < .001). In the research and leadership domains, APNs and coordinators had more prominent performance frequency than other groups (p < .01). However, there are some ambiguities in the job performance of the 5 groups depending on institutional characteristics.
CONCLUSION
To establish the scope of work of PMSS, organizational and individual efforts are needed to promote and expand the leadership and research domains. To resolve the ambiguities of PMSS' roles, it is necessary to reorganize their titles.
Key Words: Job description, Workload, Nurse specialists, Nurse clinicians, Physician assistants
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