When did skills change into proficiencies??
Is there a difference???
Jan 5, '05
We use both "skills" and "competencies" at my facility. Like the previous poster indicated, "skill" denotes the task. We have an annual Skills Fair to validate competency/maintenance of competency. We also have a "skills checklist" for new hires, which is sort of a self-assessment tool that they complete to let us know what skills they have performed and what their perceived level of competence/comfort with each skill is.
We generally try to have initial competencies established by the end of 90-day orientation with annual validation of competency. Skills stations at the annual fair are determined based on analysis of incident reports from the previous year and PI findings from the different departments.
Last edit by kitty=^..^=cat on Jan 5, '05
: Reason: dumb grammar after a long day...