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Prep for Your Performance Appraisal in Healthcare

Prep for Your Performance Appraisal in Healthcare

Renee Berg, Monster Contributing Writer

Speak Up About Your Accomplishments

Before the appraisal meeting, compile that list of accomplishments to discuss with your supervisor, Fuimano recommends.

Most performance reviews have a self-appraisal section where you should detail your yearlong successes. Committees you’ve served on, classes you’ve taken or seminars you’ve attended are all achievements that belong in this section. Also be sure to highlight specific areas within your specialty. Nurses, for instance, should detail their expertise with clinical-care matters such as changing dressings, inserting IVs or teaching patients how to care for themselves.

Fuimano says healthcare workers often hesitate to outline their achievements, but reminding your boss that you spearheaded a team project or helped institute a policy change is just fact.

“People have a really hard time talking about themselves in a positive way,” Fuimano says. “I tell people to put that aside. This is a business exchange. These are things you’ve done, and you want to bring them to the table.”

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