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  1. Hello, I'm a new PA on my first job as a hospital PA. I have been working for approx 4 months and recently went through a work performance evaluation. In summary, I received a poor evaluation and was marked as "unsatisfactory/neds improvement" in a few key areas about 2 weeks ago. A few to mention: procedural skills, clinical knowledge, and relaying pt history to next shift PA's (also known as signout). I am so distraught and surprised at this evaluation (I performed well in PA school, on my boards, and did well on my rotations) and would like some advice on how to rectify these inadequacies. I did not go through a hospital rotation, and do feel like my lack in expertise may be partially related to this drawback. I work for a good and fair hospital, although the training was inadequate in my opinion (particularly in mgmt of acute issues which was also highlighted as a weakness on my eval). Of note, I have been praised by others for my efficiency and hard working nature, but was too distraught to vocalize these examples. Is it worth it to do so? I'm afraid of the worst, but still have strong hope I can reverse these issues. I am due for another meeting in approx 2-3 months, I was told. Again, looking for some guidance on how I can professionally show my team that I am working to improve while also showing positive outcomes? I have no experience or knowledge in mgmt of being in such a predicament. So far, I'm trying to be more proactive about doing some procedures (mainly blood draws), taking ample to review pt chart to ensure that relaying pt info to day team is precise (apparently someone complained that I was giving incorrect, and vague details), and I met with one senior team member once to review a clinical scenario that was troubling for me. Regularly taking time to review subject material... Anyone? Thanks. Please feel free to send a PM if you'd like.
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