k. Preparing Evaluation Forms. It is unethical to take the preparation of
evaluation forms lightly. Inflated evaluations represent an irresponsible misuse of
supervisory authority. Since promotions are based on evaluations, your words may
cause a person with limited expertise and poor leadership skills to be placed in a
position of authority. With the trend toward a "build down" in the Department of
Defense, it is incumbent upon every supervisor to write honest and accurate evaluations
that help advance only those with the skills and qualifications that warrant promotion.
SKILL LEVEL 4, 91P40 (E-7)
a. Performing Duties of Preceding Skill Levels. (As explained previously.)
b. Inspecting and Supervising Medium-Sized Clinics. While you might be
asked to inspect a clinic at skill level 3, it is at skill level 4 that you will be charged with
not only inspection but also supervision of a medium-sized clinic. The supervisory
duties of skill level 4 are outlined below.
c. Ensuring a Suitable Patient Care Environment. All along, you have been
seeing to it that your patients and co-workers have a safe, clean, orderly, comfortable,
and emotionally secure environment. As an E-7, you will have to enforce policies and
procedures to ensure that such an environment exists for the entire radiology
d. Establishing Work Priorities and Distributing the Work Load. (Self-
e. Preparing Reports and Keeping Records. In the lesson on medical
records, the importance of records as a medical and legal documentation of health care
decisions and actions was described. As an E-7, you will be responsible for ensuring
that records are kept properly. You will have to prepare, review, and consolidate
technical, administrative, and personnel reports.
f. Coordinating Clinic Activities with Other Elements. It will be your job to
coordinate the activities of the x-ray department with those of other medical treatment
facility elements. If the orthopedic department doesn't get along with the x-ray
department, there will be many problems, even if you have the best staff, because an x-
ray department does not function in a vacuum. To operate effectively, the x-ray
department must function as one part of an integrated whole, in which an atmosphere of
respectful cooperation prevails. If the OR department calls and says they will be having
a case in the next 5 minutes, you cannot say, "That's too bad, we're short-handed."