Inter-rater Reliability for Clinical Preceptors
Dear Clinical Preceptor,
We are very excited as the school year begins and we initiate our new Respiratory Therapy Program. Thank you for agreeing to serve as a preceptor for our Program. The Mission of the National Park Community College Respiratory Care Program is to offer a high quality respiratory care education in a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, encourages professional leadership, and instills a strong appreciation of ethical values and human diversity. Our partnership with the preceptors is vital to achieving our mission.
We are required by the Committee of Accreditation of Respiratory Care to document inter-rater reliability. The most expedient and effective way of doing this is to have you watch the TWO videos, and then evaluate the therapist's performance in the videos by completing the evaluations under each video and submitting those online to the Director of Clinical Education.
Once completed, you will press the submit button to send the completed evaluation. Please realize that it is important to watch for discrepancies in the videos and to mark them on your evaluation form as a "unsatisfactory." The goal is to see if all therapists will evaluate the videos equally and fairly; utilizing the given check list. Following analysis of the data, a report will be provided to all preceptors.
Thank you for your time and effort on this as well as your skill and dedication that you share with our students. Please accept our appreciation for your contributions to the profession and future generations of respiratory therapists.
Holly Dean, BS, RRT
Director of Clinical Education
National Park Community College
Hot Springs, Arkansas