All nurses and midwives at KEMH are required to complete an annual performance development review (PDR). Your annual PDR may form part of the framework for your Professional Portfolio and also provides some of the evidence that would be required should you be selected for periodic audit by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).
You are encouraged to utilise the PDR documents on a continuing basis by adding relevant information as it occurs throughout the year in preparation for your PDR. You should send these documents electronically to your reviewer (Clinical Manager or Clinical Development Midwife/Nurse) one week prior to your scheduled review date.
You will find documents that are specific to being either a Midwife, Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse or a combination if you are registered in both professions. The documents are the same for both ANF Level 1 and 2 staff as the competencies are the same. However it is expected that the responses that you provide to the questions included in the PDR are reflective of your level of experience.
The mandatory training checklist allows you to document the completion of mandatory training requirements. This checklist and the accompanying evidence of completion (certificates) should be included in your PDR documentation. This checklist is applicable to all Nurses and Midwives at KEMH.
At KEMH there are a number of clinical skills that require successful completion of a competency process. Staff who have previously attained competency are not required to complete a new competency document. For those staff with previous undocumented competency, recognition of prior learning (RPL) should be discussed with their Manager and acknowledged on the competency checklist.
The competency checklist allows you to maintain a record of clinical competency skills that are relevant to you. This checklist and the accompanying evidence of achievements should be included in your PDR documentation.
These are the current acceptable versions of KEMH competency requirements, records and assessment reports. Please contact your Clinical Development Midwife/Nurse or Clinical Midwifery/Nurse Consultant for more information if required.
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A set of instructions are available for download. Suggestions have been included in these instructions to assist you but these are not meant to be too prescriptive. You are encouraged to provide responses that best describe your individual contributions and professional development requirements.
The PDR includes the following sections:
Midwife Level 1 or 2 (includes competencies for midwives also registered as nurses)
SRN, Midwife (includes competencies for midwives also registered as nurses)