Assessment 2: Professional Portfolio – focusing on clinical learning & teaching competence
Word count/duration: 3000 words
More than 10 references
Aim of assessment
This assessment comprises two parts.
Part 1 of the assessment enables you to develop your knowledge about competency assessment and feedback through researching the topic, applying this knowledge in practice and writing a paper demonstrating you understanding of these concepts and their application in clinical teaching.
Part 2 of the assessment facilitates the student’s skills in developing evidence of their expertise in conducting workplace competency assessments through the development of your professional portfolio.
You are applying for a new role in your workplace and as part of the recruitment and selection process you are required to present your professional portfolio. One of the selection criteria requires that you be able to demonstrate your competence in assessing staff and providing effective feedback.
This assessment task has two parts:
Part 1 Discussion Paper-2500 words
Part 2 Professional Portfolio-500 words
Write a discussion paper identifying strategies used to assess knowledge and competence in the workplace and the principles and challenges associated with giving feedback to staff after assessments.
In order to be able to complete this assessment you are required to:
In consultation with your Manager, negotiate to undertake a competency assessment of a staff member incorporating feedback on their performance
Arrange for a senior staff member (clinical nurse specialist /clinical or nurse educator / clinical nurse consultant or NUM) to observe you undertaking the assessment and to provide you with feedback about your performance as an assessor
Ask the staff member whom you assessed to provide you with feedback about your performance
Your paper should incorporate the following points:
Describe the process/procedures/ strategies that you used to assess knowledge and competence.
Justify your choice of method /s and discuss the major advantages and disadvantages of this method with reference to published literature.
Explain any challenges that occurred when conducting the assessment and suggest strategies to overcome these
Discuss the feedback you received from the senior staff member as well as the person you assessed.
Identify personal goals and strategies to further develop your confidence, competence and credibility as a clinical teacher / assessor
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