The Role and Responsibilities of the Orientee:
The orientee accepts shared responsibility (with the preceptor) for own learning and orientation; the optimal orientation is a result of the collaborative relationship of orientee with preceptor.
Communication ~ The orientee should:
- Develop a comfortable, professional relationship with preceptor that supports open communication.
- Be honest about learning process: best learning style; preferred way to get feedback/coaching; what learning needs exist; when ready to take on more or is overloaded.
- Listen actively to understand, be receptive to both positive and negative feedback.
- Participate in regular debriefings with various members of orientation team; actively engage in discussions to assess progress and identify areas for continued development.
- Inform educator/manager if preceptor is not able to meet learning needs.
Behavior ~ The orientee should:
- In all communications, be inquisitive and conscious of the value of those who provide help and assistance to “the Vanderbilt way.”
- Embrace the Credo; practice reliable and punctual attendance and adherence to the dress code.
- Respect the diversity of the health care team as well as the patient population.
- Be flexible in working preceptor’s schedule (except in unusual situations).
- Celebrate the milestones in the learning process.
- Take boards in a timely manner (preferably within 4-to-6 weeks of hire date).