Risk management
In the Department of Nursing Science the following risks can be identified, for which the following measures have been planned:
Setting objectives for results and discussions about them in the strategic days of the Department of Nursing Science. Informing about the objectives in staff meetings. Monitoring the results using yearly reviews of the administration. Agreeing upon the correcting measures with the staff. Planning the timetable of the correcting measures. Active informing.
Following the law and monitoring the budget.
Defecits in good administration
Monitoring the realization of the principles and values of good administration.
Funds and property
Cataloging the property of the Department in accordance of guidelines set by the University of Turku. Adhering the safety and information security acts.
Staff and expertise
Making sure the staffs’ expertise in relation to the demand of the work. Achieved by work demand assessments made by the Head of the Department (every other year); open recruitment policy is followed to hire the best possible staff; ensure the expertise of the staff by supplemental training (mapped in yearly development meetings); staffs work motivation is supported; monitored the wellbeing of the work community.
Ensure the high quality of the information produced in the Department of Nursing Science (i.e. the quality assurance of the research). Anticipate the possible information security risks (the confidentiality of information, locked cabinet, encryptions in computers)
(modified Valtiovarainministeriö 2005)
The staff and students of the Department of Nursing Science have the privileges and responsibilities to report deviations in every phase. To detect deviations the following effective procedures are in place:
  • frequent staff meetings (mainly once a week), where acute problems (i.e. staff, research, training, areal influence, administration and supporting services)
  • reviewing the deviations, trying to figure out if there some regularity or direction of development (strategic days)
  • students’ feedback
  • interest group’s feedback
  • products concerning research and education (quality and quantity)
  • regular monitoring of projects