Why Do New Graduates Benefit From Supervision?
New graduates recognise the stress experienced following the transition from study to clinical practice. The main challenges new graduates face include:
- Managing Patient Cases
- Full Responsibility for Patients
- Confidence in Decision-Making and Exercising Authority
- Managing Time Effectively
- Completing paperwork
Graduates value supervision when it is:
- Provided by a Knowledgeable, Available and Supportive Supervisor
- Encourages Personal Growth
- Provided in an Environment of Safety and Trust
What are the Outcomes of Supervision for New Graduates?
It is understood that effective supervision leads to increased job satisfaction, motivation to task, work effectiveness, reduced absenteeism and improved psychological well-being. Effective supervision is responsible for:
- Lowered Job Stress
- Decreased Risk of Burnout
- Reduced Likelihood of Anxiety and Depression
- Decreased Errors in Clinical Practice
What is the Purpose of My Supervision:
My method of supervision provides an opportunity for the supervisee (graduate) to develop and implement:
- High Quality Patient Care and Safety
- Accountable Decision-Making
- Facilitate Learning and Professional Development
- Productivity in Consultation and Administration
- Confidence and Competency in Clinical Practice
- Promotion of Well-being in Clinical Practice
There are 3 functions to my supervision:
- Educational: The intention is to provide the supervisee with the knowledge and skill necessary to demonstrate self-awareness, reflection and clinical reasoning within practice.
- Supportive: Supportive supervision leads to a decrease in job-related stress, sustains worker morale and fosters a sense of professional self-worth.
- Administrative: It is important for graduates to clearly understand their roles and responsibilites as a clinician, how to manage workload, develop strategies for review and assessment of work, and address practice issues as they arise.
My Method of Supervision:
My method of clinical supervision is based upon a theoretically grounded, evidence-based practice model known as SNAP supervision. SNAP stands for STOP NOW and Plan.
Structured One-To-One Sessions: The structured one-to-one format is designed to accomodate 'best' appropriate supervision strategies, which aim to address the educational, supportive and administrative needs of the supervisee. Structured One-To-One SNAP Sessions focus on:
- Agenda Setting
- Setting, Monitoring and Evaluating Professional Goals
- Discussion of Client Relationships and Alliance Building
- Review of Work (Digital Recording of Consultations, Written Reports)
- Skill Practice (Role-play)
- Review of Client Outcomes
- Discussion of Specific Therapeutic Techniques
- Application of Theory to Practice
- Administrative Tasks and Procedures
Continuing Professional Education (CPE):
Clinical Supervision promotes a culture of life-long learning. Completing a Structured One-To-One SNAP Session provides the supervisee with 2 CPE points. Completion of additional course work, i.e. homework tasks, provides the supervisee with an opportunity to increase total CPE points.
Structured One-To-One SNAP Sessions run for a maximum of 2 hours. Sessions can be organised as face to face, skype or teleconference.
Book a Session:
Session times can be arranged by contacting Mark Hinchey on 0432234822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Hinchey has worked as a registered Clinical Supervisor for 6 years. Mark has participated in a series of clinical supervisory course work, through a range of organisations, and holds academic membership with the Journal, The Clinical Supervisor.