The Department of Internal Medicine has developed a number of management tools to assess clinical workload, training effectiveness and research productivity. Performance reviews are mandated by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Hospital Medical Staff and the University of Manitoba.
- Annual Workload Evaluation Scale (Faculty Relative Workload Guide)
The objective of the workload evaluation scale is to provide an objective method of assessing the members contribution to the department in an objective and consistent manner. The scale evaluates clinical services, administrative functions, undergraduate teaching, extraordinary contribution to postgraduate curriculum and research activities. The scale is based on each full time equivalent works 50 hours per week for 46 weeks per year. The guide is available for download here.
The application has several uses including:
- Reassignment of function by Section Heads
- Evaluation of Manpower needs by each section
- Assessment of guide for promotion basis for determination of salaries and/or clinical income
- Determine funding plan development.
- The STAR program. This program creates a standard CV of research activities and professional and administrative activities/services. The Department of Internal Medicine requires individual faculty members at a minimum to contribute information related to publications, grants, and external service using the STAR database. It also creates an annual comprehensive teaching dossier and clinical activity report.
- Resident Evaluation of Faculty (WebEval). Annual reports are available to individual faculty, program directors and section heads using information obtained from a web based platform. Information from this program is used to nominate clinical educators for the following awards:
- Research Evaluation. This is for faculty designated as 25% or greater researchers who receive commensurate salary support. These reviews are conducted at a minimum of every five years. Criteria for evaluation has been developed for individuals for varying amounts of protected time.
- Clinical Evaluation. Staff/patient interaction and complaints with availability, punctuality, involvement in discharge planning is completed by nursing and allied health staff on every faculty member every two years.