Accession Number : ADA493957


Title :   Forging the Future: Establishing Core Competencies and the Skills, Knowledge and Abilities of Navy Junior Medical Service Corps Officers


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2007-Jul 2008


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH CLINIC NEW ENGLAND NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Shaw, Kenneth A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a493957.pdf


Report Date : 08 Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : The purpose of this research is to achieve consensus among Navy Junior Medical Service Corps officers about the competencies and important skills, knowledge, and abilities (SKAs) required for success over the first five to ten years of their careers using two iterations of the Delphi technique to collect the relevant data. In Wave I, 63 out of 373 Junior Medical Service Corps Officers (MSCs) identified the five most relevant competencies and SKAs, 18 tentative competency domains emerged: leadership, professional development, personal traits, management, joint operations, business management, strategic management and critical thinking, military knowledge, communication, clinical/ scientific, operational experience, mentorship, miscellaneous, human resources, teamwork, computers/ technical, organizational behavior, and healthcare. Reviewed by an expert panel, the results were consolidated into 11 competency domains and used to develop the questionnaire for Wave II which determined SKA importance ratings. Using the same 373 member respondent pool, 80 MSCs rated 139-SKA items. The top 5 SKAs were: doing the right thing when no else is around, ability to read, write and speak clearly, and initiative and drive, knowledge of a specialty area, and judgment.


Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , ITERATIONS , CAREERS , DELPHI TECHNIQUES , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , SKILLS , HUMAN RESOURCES , LEADERSHIP


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE