Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a senior clinical data specialist.

A Senior clinical data specialist is tasked with the primary function of developing and updating clinical data every now and again. He or she will also be tasked with generating clinical data reports for use by the various clinical personnel when needed while also verifying the clinical data from time to time.

He/she will also get to perform other functions like; ensuring data accuracy and integrity, keeping the clinical data updated and accessible when needed, carries out any related data troubleshooting problems, maintain clinical databases through proper planning, monitoring and performance improvement, and provide any technical support in regards to the clinical data usage.

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


Maintain strong and direct eye contact when talking to people.

Seek clarification on the points that are not very well understood.

[employee comments goal]

Personalize one's working space by adding family and friends photos in order to be more productive and boost one's motivation

Familiarize oneself with the cause of lack of motivation in order to be able to get solutions and get inspired

[employee comments goal]

Use delegation to plan for the projects and tasks workable methods

Capitalize on moments that opportunities to build trust present themselves

[employee comments goal]

Model desired behavior appropriate for the work environment that employees should follow

Demonstrate knowledge and ability to handle the projects distributed to employees

[employee comments goal]

Open up ways for offering help and support to colleagues by telling them if they need anything they can ask

Learn to talk to new employees at or strangers outside of work in order to learn something new and understand a little about another person's world

[employee comments goal]

Work closely with one's manager during performance discussions in order to see how own targets are derived from the company's objectives

Always cluster information into related areas and review for trends during data gathering exercises

[employee comments goal]

Make employees document their work and keep records of their progress in checklists, activity logs or progress reports

Use tracking software for clocking in and out only, but not to track employees' movement when they are out of the office

[employee comments goal]

Improve listening skills, pay more attention to speakers and maintain eye contact

Choose words wisely when having a conversation and avoid offensive or rude language

[employee comments goal]

Increase links to networks of individuals and groups from different cultural backgrounds

Promote professional development courses and forums that enhance intercultural competency

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to use appropriate oral and written communication skills when sharing an analysis

Learn memory and brain training from courses, books and other reliable sources to improve and boost memory

[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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