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Posts for tag: delegation

By lynn
May 14, 2012
Category: Staff Management
Tags: training   tasks   delegation  

Start by asking yourself...What tasks can I delegate? Not everything can (or should) be delegated. Carefully select those jobs that can be quickly taught and which you are personally comfortable letting go of. Once staff has become more confident and can prove to you that they are able to handle lesser tasks, move on to bigger ones. Eventually, based on their level of proficiency, you'll want to delegate specific tasks that allow you both to generate revenue simultaneously, e.g. while you are giving an injection, they can be taking an orthotic foot impression or apply and instruct a patient in night splint wear. Proper delegation is more than just assigning work to someone else. It's not only letting go of a task; it's also transferring the decision-making responsibilities along with it. It's about empowering and trusting people..Delegation is NOT passing things on because you don't want to do them, they are too difficult or too boring! Are there concerns about delegating tasks in your practice?