Nursing

Inside best practice: Blending performance appraisal and peer review

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, November 18, 2008

Many healthcare organizations link the peer review process with the annual performance appraisal. This is acceptable as long as some basic ground rules are defined. Some examples of these may be:

  • Peer review may be completed in unison with the annual performance appraisal as long as the focus is on professional development.
  • Peer review and performance appraisal are two separate tools for providing feedback and defining acceptable practice—they should be acknowledged as independent and not influence one another directly.
  • Wage incentives (increases or decreases) should never be determined from the information disclosed in peer review.

The peer review process results in bedside nurses understanding how their performance is perceived by their coworkers. Peer review and performance appraisal should be goal oriented. These goals can then be incorporated into the nurse’s plan for the upcoming year. While independent of one another to deter negative reinforcement, peer review and performance appraisal are interdependent in that the peer review feedback can contribute to the goals and professional focus for the year ahead.

Source: Gina Boring, MSN, RN, ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® project director for Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH.

Comments

0 comments on “Inside best practice: Blending performance appraisal and peer review

 

    Briefings on Accreditation and Quality
  • Briefings on Accreditation and Quality

    Briefings on Accreditation and Quality will help you with all of your accreditation and survey preparation needs. Every...

  • Hospital Safety Center

    Improve compliance with hospital safety standards from The Joint Commission, OSHA, and other regulators with this...

  • Healthcare Life Safety Compliance

    Created exclusively for healthcare facility managers, plant operations professionals, and directors of engineering, this...

  • Strategies for Nurse Managers

    Strategies for Nurse Managers is a 12-page monthly how-to newsletter that was created exclusively to help you save time...

  • Nurse Leader Insider

    Our informative free e-mail newsletter for nursing professionals delivers helpful tips and advice each week!

Most Popular