Today’s post is for nurse managers currently using substandard scheduling tools.
When caring for patients, nurses live in a world of cutting-edge devices and sophisticated data management systems that have dramatically improved the way they perform their jobs. Despite having advanced equipment for patient care, many nurse managers still use old school scheduling systems that hearken back to the days of the mercurial glass thermometer.
The nonstop havoc this creates in healthcare facilities contributes to nurse burnout, which affects the whole staff and, most importantly, the patients. Combine this with an acute shortage of RNs in many areas of the country, and you have a crisis on your hands.
The most prevalent staffing challenges nurse managers confront:
- Departmental staffing imbalances
- Last-minute shift cancellations
- Inability to forecast staffing needs
- Nurse burnout due to scheduling frustration
TimeSimplicity Is An Easy Pill To Swallow
Advantage Payroll Services is enthusiastic about helping healthcare providers utilize the latest technology to solve these critical staffing problems. Industry-leading TimeSimplicity is the most powerful automated system for nurse scheduling.
Eliminate Coverage Gaps and Departmental Imbalances
TimeSimplicity allows you to develop nurse schedules in minutes with easy drag-and-drop functionality. Create a standard schedule from one of the built-in templates and then customize per shift, department, employee group, day of the week, or other facility-specific criteria.
Define nurse schedules with rules for shift duration, overtime, and shift proximity. It also monitors individual employee certification expiration dates.
Reduce Last-minute Shift Cancellations
The mobile notifications feature of TimeSimplicity permits nurse managers to send out email and text alerts, immediately alerting all qualified nurses of the cancelled shift. A nurse who wants the extra shift can immediately accept it, whereupon the supervisor can approve the change in real time. The nurse manager doesn’t need to guess which particular nurse wants to pick up a shift that day.
Total Transparency Reduces Confusion
All nurses have 24/7 access to the centralized, online Virtual Trade Board which shows which staff members have requested a shift change or extra shifts. The transparency of cloud-based schedule management ensures that all employees stay informed every step of the way.
Forecast Staffing Needs
TimeSimplicity gives nurse managers convenient tools to evaluate attendance history, pinpoint trends, and forecast future needs. As the weeks go by, supervisors have an ever-increasing amount of key data to help improve the accuracy of scheduling.
Personalized Scheduling Makes Nurses Lives Easier
Nurses work long shifts with heavy patient loads. When they can’t achieve a healthy work/life balance due to scheduling headaches, it’s no wonder many reach a breaking point. Stressed nurses endanger patients.
TimeSimplicity allows supervisors to designate minimum/maximum hour preferences per nurse. Customizable overtime notifications warn managers when a nurse is approaching overtime. Automated time-off requests simplify life for busy nurses. Mobile Employee Self Service (ESS) empowers nurses to view their schedule, shift opportunities, and accruals from anywhere.
Simple to Use
TimeSimplicity is an easy, economical advanced scheduling solution that integrates with our TimeWorksPlus time and attendance tool. Call Advantage Payroll Services at (800) 440-9033 to learn more about TimeSimplicity, including the payroll integration and compliance tools. We look forward to sharing a demo with you.
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