Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a senior cytogenetic technologist.

A Senior Cytogenetic Technologist has the primary role of supervising technicians in the preparation, analyzing and examining of chromosomes in biological specimens including blood, bone marrow, and amniotic fluids in diagnosing and treating genetic diseases fertility problems, congenital disabilities, and hematological disorders.

Other duties include planning, coordinating, and organizing activities in the laboratory; planning, implementing, and reviewing quality control systems for high-quality results; maintain laboratory equipment and purchase new equipment when needed; monitor operations in the laboratory to ensure they comply with the set departmental, governmental and accreditation regulations as well as implement laboratory procedures, safety practices, and protocols to ensure safety standards are met, and there is proper patient care.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Begin discussions with questions that require group members to evaluate or analyze rather than those that just check for understanding

Present information in various forms such as audio, video clips, graphs, charts, etc. so that every group member can understand

[employee comments goal]

Give awards and offer direct praise on a regular basis when an employee does exemplary work or exceeds performance goals

Be ambitious, set big goals and accomplish them in order to inspire others that they, too, can make it happen as long as they stay committed and focused

[employee comments goal]

Use a decision journal and capture the issue, the expectations, the assumptions, and the time-frame for evaluating results

Take the time to reflect on previous decision-making processes and jot down how one can improve the process the next time one faces a similar decision

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate a flexible leadership style that is friendly and helpful

Maintain a conflict free environment by dealing with pending issues

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to put customers' needs first and go above and beyond the call of duty to make sure these needs are met

Contribute fresh ideas and suggestions regularly and accept to take risks and new challenges

[employee comments goal]

Set goals that are realistic and exciting in order to feel motivated to achieve them

Take responsibility for own actions and refrain from making excuses or blaming others when one fails to meet own goals

[employee comments goal]

Eliminate current projects that may seem costly or unnecessary in order to free up resources to fund more productive ventures

Manage own day properly and set clear objectives with specific deadlines and time targets

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate responsive attitude towards the concerns of others regarding inequality and unfair treatment

Find the right answers to all questions and avoid bluffing

[employee comments goal]

Encourage tolerance between individuals and groups with different cultural practices and beliefs

Engage professionals and local people to teach and model intercultural competence

[employee comments goal]

Learn more about the basics of troubleshooting and maintaining a wide range of devices and machines

Welcome chances to learn new skills and seek for more opportunities that enhance knowledge in existing skills

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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