Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Job Evaluations are not just for your job

Do you realize that your job performance evaluations are reviewed by the Board? Whenever a complaint is filed, the Board requests copies of your personnel file including your last 2 evaluations. The Board reviews the personnel file because they are looking for a pattern of problems.

Your job evaluations can help or hurt you. It is hard to argue that you were attentive to patients and focused on their care when your evaluation states that there were complaints about you spending your time talking to co-workers or surfing the Internet. It is also hard for your employer to complain that you were a problem nurse when your evaluations show otherwise. So, watch those evaluations and if anything is incorrect in your file, be sure to correct it because you never know when someone may be looking.