April 13, 2018 – Despite what many professionals working in provider organizations may have experienced, filling open shifts does not need to be a chaotic and challenging process.
A tremendous amount of waste, in both time and dollars, is tied to traditional processes of filling open shifts. The emotional response and inefficiency of a last-minute process that pits units against one another to compete for resources is a frustrating practice that increases labor costs and discourages staff.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible for an organization to work in a coordinated effort to meet patient demand while supporting staff to proactively pick up shifts. To reach this ideal state, organizations should implement the following five criteria to successfully fill open shifts in a fair, cost-effective, and standardized manner.
Click here to read the article in Becker’s Hospital Review.