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Nursing Career Development Framework: Continuous quality improvement activities

This covers:


Performance Appraisal and Development (PAD)

Performance Appraisal identifies achievement and fulfilment of minimum expectations and requirements of all nursing staff.

The Development Plan component is related to optional additional development activities nominated to support career progression and development. It may be used to identify additional development activities necessary to meet role requirement and expectations.

Practice audits and assessments

Practice audits and assessments are conducted in clinical areas of the hospital each year. The process provides:

Additional quality improvement activities are conducted by individuals and groups throughout the CHS.

Mandatory competencies

All nursing staff must meet mandatory credentialing requirements on induction and an an annual basis thereafter. These include:

Additional competencies may be required based on clinical specialty.

Last Updated: 05 July 2011
Last Reviewed: 27 March 2007