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Five benefits of nurse scheduling software

Posted on 4/20/2016 by Elizabeth in category: scheduling software articles

The healthcare industry never sleeps, which means that healthcare professionals work around the clock in order to ensure patients receive the treatment that they need. Nurses are among some of the most important professionals in the healthcare industry. The work long shifts at all hours of the day to make sure patient needs are met. Given the high demand put on nurses, creating their schedules can be a taxing job. As a scheduling manager, you want to make sure that your nursing staff isn’t overworked, that their needs are met and that the needs of patients are met. Thanks to shift scheduling software, you can simplify your job as a scheduling manager, boost your staff’s job satisfaction and ensure that patients receive the care they need. Here’s a look at five benefits that nurse scheduling software provides:

Allows for shift swaps.

Emergency medicine scheduling software makes it easier for nurses to swap shifts. If a nurse needs coverage for a shift, for example, he can easily make the request via the scheduling program and another nurse can easily pick that shift up.

Increases nurses morale.

Shift scheduling software can greatly improve the morale of your nursing staff. Requests for time off and sick days can be done with the click of a button. Nurses can access their schedules from anywhere via any device that has access to the Internet, whether it's a smartphone, tablet, or computer. They can easily swap shifts and pick up shifts, and make their shift preferences known. All of this benefits can improve job satisfaction and the happiness of your staff.

Easily filling in of open shifts.

Schedules can easily be seen by both scheduling managers and the nursing staff. If there are any open shifts in the schedule, those shifts can easily be filled in, ensuring that a hospital, doctor’s office, or any other medical facility is properly staffed with nurses.

Enables rotating, rolling, weekend, 8 hours, and 12 hour shifts.

There are so many shifts that need to be covered in nursing. Emergency medicine scheduling software simplifies the process of making sure all of these shifts are properly covered without overworking the staff.

Easily weave in per-diem nursing staff.

When help is needed, a per-diem nursing staff can easily be incorporated into the schedule when shift scheduling software is used. Again, this will ensure that the healthcare facility is properly staffed and that patients are receiving the care they need.

Computer programs, such as nursing and physician scheduling software, makes the job of a scheduling manager less complicated, improves the care that patients receive, and boosts job satisfaction among the staff. For these reasons, if you are not yet taking advantage of scheduling software, you really need to consider looking into utilizing it as soon as possible. It can make a world a difference to your team of nurses and the patients they care for.

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