Pre-Disciplinary Checklist for Nurse Managers

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This article provides a checklist that aims to ensure you have done everything possible to ensure a poorly-performing employee has been afforded every opportunity to grow and improve.

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One of the hardest jobs a manager has to do is discipline a worker for poor performance. This is especially difficult if the erring nurse is ‘quite a nice person, really’, and you believe you have tried your hardest to remedy areas of concern. But the crunch has come and it all boils down to two main things: Firstly, the nurse has a contract of employment that states what they must do to earn their wage, and secondly, one of your tasks as a manager is to manage poor performance.


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Christine Suter
Christine (RN, BN, MPHC) is an RN with 40 years experience, traversing the profession as an AIN, EN, RN, RM N.ED. to DON. She is currently in transition-to-retirement and working as a casual RN on the floor in a small rural hospital with an aged care facility attached. Her interests are aged care and particularly nurses; their working relationships, team dynamics and how nurse leaders and managers deal with the day to day complexities of leading and managing.
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05 Sep 2020
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08 Oct 2021
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