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Supervisors' values charter

Reflecting the value with which I hold JMOs I supervise and or teach, I strive to….

1. Demonstrate respect

#1   be friendly and show interest in JMOs as individuals.

#2   interact politely with JMOs, acknowledge their effort and thank them for it.

#3   respect JMOs’ reputations in conversations with colleagues, staff and patients.

#4   minimise unintended disrespect by remaining composed when frustrated or stressed.


2. Promote diversity and wellbeing

#5   enquire about and show concern for JMOs’ wellbeing.

#6   demonstrate respect for JMOs’ age, gender, cultural values and beliefs.

#7   treat JMOs equally when, for example, allocating responsibilities, providing JMOs with learning #8   opportunities and making recommendations for employment, etc.

#8   intervene if I witness others behaving disrespectfully toward JMOs.


3. Ensure patients and staff are safe

#9   supervise JMOs appropriately and consistently.

#10 allocate responsibilities appropriately for JMOs’ roles and experience.

#11 invite JMOs to raise issues and concerns in relation to patient care and supervision.


4. Collaborate to create an open, safe and empowering learning environment

#12 as required, brief JMOs on roles and expected behaviours, before clinical /educational tasks.

#13 invite JMOs to provide input into patients’ management plans.

#14 encourage independence and provide support that match JMOs’ individual needs.

#15 act respectfully and reassuringly, if intervening in or changing JMOs’ clinical care.

#16 when identifying learning activities, aim to develop JMOs to the next stage of expertise.

#17 enable JMOs time to engage in educational activities.


5. Monitor and manage the JMOs’ work environment

#18 be aware of the JMOs’ workloads and allocate tasks to ensure these are reasonable.

#19 support JMOs to self-manage their workflow and support them to manage their workload.

#20 when working with JMOs for the first time, invite them to raise issues about patient care or aspects of their work that negatively impact their productivity, well-being or training requirements.


6. Achieve effective feedback

#21 show positive regard for JMOs and congratulate them on good practices.

#22 invite JMOs to self-appraise their performance following learning activities.

#23 initiate open and respectful conversations that explore reasons for poor performance, when this is evident.

#24 when providing feedback, give objective and balanced appraisals of JMOs’ practice against expected standards.

#25 when assisting JMOs to create learning goals, ensure they are effective, for instance, SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely)


7. Practice ethically

#26 communicate transparently and honestly, acknowledge and apologise for mistakes.

#27 maintain JMOs’ privacy and confidentiality, appropriately.

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