3.2.1 Individual behaviour
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- Be aware of the impact of your own behaviour on the people around you, and particularly junior doctors and trainees.
- Be mindful that your behaviour serves as a role model to junior doctors and set an example to other colleagues in your team by behaving professionally and respectfully towards all team members.
- Communicate respectfully with colleagues and refrain from dismissive or intimidating behaviour and inappropriate, offensive or pejorative language, including swearing.
- Be accessible and approachable to colleagues.
- Support colleagues who have problems with performance, conduct or health.
- Challenge counterproductive behaviour in colleagues constructively, objectively and proportionately.
- Encourage and be open to feedback from colleagues, including junior colleagues, and be willing to reflect on feedback about your own performance and behaviour and acknowledge any mistakes.
- Willingly and openly participate in regular appraisal of yourself, trainee surgeons and other staff.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships and respectful communication with non-clinical management. Ensure that you understand and fulfill your responsibilities as an employee in addition to your duties as a professional.
- Take responsibility to act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues. You should also take responsibility to seek a mentor to improve your own skills at any point in your career and particularly when taking on a new role.
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