I have a new nurse on my unit who is just an incredible person. Great personality, takes his time, patients love him. The problem? He is too slow. His time management skills are horrible. He never takes a break and is there 2 hours after his shift every night getting caught up on his charting. I tried telling him to make sure he keeps caught up with his charting, because I can help him pass meds, hang IV's, assess patients and clean up incontinent patients, what I CANNOT do is help him chart. Still, it hasn't changed. Now, I am hearing things from the shift after him that he is leaving stuff for them to complete
I would like to shadow him some night to see what the problem is, but don't want to discourage him. Can you all give a supervisor some advice. How would YOU liked to be approached about this?