Today’s post is for nurse managers currently using inadequate scheduling tools.
When caring for patients, nurses live in a world of cutting-edge devices and sophisticated data management systems that have transformed the way they execute their jobs. Despite having advanced equipment for patient care, many nurse managers still use archaic scheduling processes that hearken back to the days of the mercurial glass thermometer.
The constant 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 grapple with:
- 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
Horizon Payroll Solutions is devoted to helping healthcare providers utilize the latest technology to solve these pressing 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.
Design nurse schedules with specifications for shift duration, overtime, and shift proximity. It also monitors individual worker 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 employees 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 employees have 24/7 access to the centralized, online Virtual Trade Board which shows which associates have asked for 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 assess attendance history, identify trends, and forecast future needs. As the weeks go by, managers 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 weighty patient loads. When they can’t achieve a healthy work/life balance due to scheduling trouble, 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 alerts warn managers when a nurse is approaching overtime. Automated time-off requests simplify life for busy nurses. Mobile Employee Self Service (ESS) enables nurses to check their schedule, shift opportunities, and accruals from anywhere.
Simple to Use
TimeSimplicity is an easy, reasonably priced advanced scheduling solution that integrates with our TimeWorksPlus time and attendance tool. Call Horizon Payroll Solutions at 888-434-8244 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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WorkforceHUB includes TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and TimeWorks Mobile. We’ve just added onboarding, benefits enrollment, performance reviews, and employee engagement! WorkforceHUB is established for busy employers like you who need to streamline scheduling, automate time and attendance tracking, maintain regulatory compliance, and reduce labor costs.
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