Success in workforce management starts with a foundation of strategies that create a framework for consistent and predictable outcomes.
Aligning your actual practices – what you do every day – to what your policies say you should be doing is the first step.
Avantas healthcare workforce management consultants have been helping organizations do this for more than 20 years. Let us put our expertise to work for you.
The Operational Assessment is a healthcare workforce management consulting engagement that identifies the variance between policies and processes. It will assist as you standardize business rules across the organization, consequently resulting in more predictable results.
Having standardized policies that are consistently applied can be transformative for an organization. Doing so provides significant opportunities to improve operations as well as culture.
When combined with a Workforce Analysis, you will receive a clear road map on how to better manage your workforce. You will have the means and the data to support operating in a more sustainable manner. Additionally, adhering to polices consistently increases fairness to staff.
One of the most effective ways of controlling costs, coordinating care, and ensuring consistent practices across a health system is through the implementation of a centralized resource management center (RMC).
The purpose of an RMC is to serve as a strategic hub, collaborating with clinical leaders to manage the placement of staff to deliver care. The RMC functions as a support team, freeing managers to focus on patient care and staff mentoring.
Avantas provides outsourced RMC services where we handle the 24x7x365 administration for health systems. Additionally we offer consulting engagements and ongoing education to help you establish your own internal RMC.
Having contingency resources that can flex up and down with patient demand is a strategic game changer. It can ease a lot of strain and stress when it comes to staffing.
By examining staffing metrics and conducting an analysis of staffing demand versus supply we can understand your organization’s current labor state. From this, we can determine the optimal size of core staff and contingency resources needed to handle your patient volume.
We can partner with you to take these steps and build the framework so you can hit the ground running, thus providing a quicker ROI.
Developing a resource pool and centralizing the deployment of resources with an RMC will efficiently leverage this resource strategy.
Labor Standard Development
Avantas’ workforce strategists will partner with clinical managers, directors, and finance to develop staffing matrices based upon your labor hour standards for each area.
This engagement provides an evaluation of your internal department and system benchmarking based on a four-year analysis of performance; translating annual labor productivity standards into daily detailed operational plans, department by department.