Public Health Nursing Practice Manual
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE (PHN) STANDARDS OF PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING THE EVALUATION FORMS AND WORKSHEETS
Who can be evaluated?
A PHN must be working at least 3 months during the current evaluation period.
A new PHN must be off probation and work 3 months during the evaluation period.
A PHN who has transferred in from a program and is new to the district will be considered a new PHN for 6 months. Thereafter, the PHNS will evaluate her/his work once the PHN has worked at least 3 months of the evaluation period.
A PHN who has transferred in from another health district must work in the new district at least 3 months of the evaluation period.
A PHN who has transferred out, retired, resigned, or promoted will not be evaluated.
PHN Standards of Practice Evaluation Forms
The Public Health Nursing Supervisor (PHNS) uses these forms to evaluate the records for each PHN.
One form is used for a 6-month period per standard of practice.
Complete all information as requested.
The PHN must meet the standard elements in order to receive a “met” rating.
The PHN either totally meets the standard elements or she/he does not (there is no partial credit).
Explain the reason why the PHN did not meet a certain standard element in the comments section. Write small number e.g. (1) next to the comment.
Check “not applicable” for a standard element which does not apply.
Add the number of applicable standard elements (total possible elements minus the not applicable elements). Use this number as the denominator.
Calculate the percentage of standard elements “met” using the formula provided.
The resultant figure is the compliance percentage for that standard of practice.
If more than one record is evaluated, add the compliance percentage for each record and divide by the number of records. Record this percentage under the appropriate category on Attachment B.
The PHNS signs her/his name and date after each record is evaluated.
Retain these forms:
Use when reviewing and discussing the results with the individual PHN.
Keep on file for one year plus current year.
PHN Standards of Practice Evaluation, PHNS Tracking Worksheet (Attachment A)
The PHNS uses this form to track the number of record evaluated.
Keep at desk side.
Update as records are evaluated.
Review periodically to determine type of records needed to complete evaluation
for the time period.
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