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|NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CENTER -||81 HIGHLAND AVENUE SALEM, MA 01970||Feb. 23, 2012|
|VIOLATION: STAFFING AND DELIVERY OF CARE||Tag No: A0392|
|Based on review of two (Nurse #1 & Nurse #2) performance evaluation, the hospital failed to ensure that Nurse #1 and Nurse #2's performance evaluations were completed by a supervising nurse.
Four nursing personnel files were reviewed. Nurse #1 and Nurse #2's performance evaluations were completed by a Radiology Technologist/Manager, not by a member of the Nursing Department. Only a member of the Nursing Department is qualified to evaluate the nurses performance in providing nursing care to patients in the Department of Radiology.