Hospital-based NPs; What is reviewed at your annual evaluation?



What are the things you typically review at your evaluation? Is this done annually?

I'm the first inpatient NP (and a newish NP) here at my hospital and have been asked by my boss to look into how we should be reviewing my practices to make sure we are doing everything 'by the book'. All I can think of is reviewing my prescriptive practices and hospital privileges. Am I missing anything?

Thanks :-)

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juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP

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Specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care, General Cardiology. Has 31 years experience.

I work in the ICU at a large university hospital.

We have an annual review with our supervisor (who is also an NP). There is a specific annual review form that is filled out that includes expectations for each competency (very vague language, talks about evidence based practice usage, ability to work in a team, ability to convey plan of care to patients and family, ability to work in a multicultural environment, and a bunch of other nursing-y stuff).

There is also a portion where the NP being evaluated writes goals for the next year (things like write for a publication, get involved in committees, etc.). It's very nursing-y like I've alluded to and the Chief of our department is not involved in the process. It also doesn't affect salary increases (because the union determines that) but the NP must "meet expectations" in all the bullet points.

There is a bi-annual reappointment application at the medical center for all Advanced Health Practitioners (NP, CNM, CRNA, PA, Optometrists, Advanced Practice Pharmacists - this is a California thing) as part of the Medical Staff Bylaws. It goes through asking for a CV, peer assessment, updated licenses/certifications (RN, NP, DEA, ACLS, BLS, ANCC or equivalent), CME's, and procedures the AHP is seeking to be re-credentialed for. The Department Chair, Credentials Committee, and the Physician Executive Leadership approves the reappointment which is good for 2 years.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN

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Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 31 years experience.

Teamwork is very much a by-word nowadays. Its very important as is maintaining an attitude of positivity and how you handle conflict.

I know in the hospitals where I'm credentialed one item I am rated on is my conflict resolutions skills and my ability to keep my cool in high intensity situations.

Another section is about working with people across the board from housekeeping, to residents, to attendings, pts, other consultants, etc.