Configurable Scheduling Software a Lifeline for Hospital Pharmacy Staffing Challenges

October 31, 2022

It’s no secret that burnout is affecting the American workforce. While it’s a serious consideration for all workers, burnout is particularly concerning for pharmacy staff because it can lead to negative patient outcomes. Staffing challenges pose patient safety threats as staff become overworked trying to fill scheduling gaps.

Choosing the right pharmacy staff scheduling software can help you streamline your pharmacy scheduling process, organize your employees’ preferences and availability, maximize workflow, reduce stress, and add value to your pharmacy. If you’re tired of juggling the complexities of pharmacy staffing without seeing positive results, then it’s time to try something different. Implementing a staff scheduling solution is key to productive, efficient pharmacy shifts.

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Automate Tasks

Configurable pharmacy staff scheduling software will allow you to automate redundant scheduling tasks so your schedulers spend less time scheduling. The ability to automate certain tasks, create templates and guidelines for common pharmacy staffing requests, and require OT approval before shift assignments provides a more efficient, hands-off approach to the vital but time-consuming task of creating and maintaining a staff schedule that works.

Responsive Reporting

Schedule360’s dashboard provides a fast, responsive overview of your schedule and report status. These configurable, easy to read reports provide insight on essential information and data, including labor costs, staff schedules, calendar reports, data exports, time clock reports, and financial reports.

Innovative Features

Schedule360 offers the most customizable and user-friendly pharmacy scheduling software tools available on the market today. It is our priority to meet the needs of our clients, which is why we’re always striving for ways to improve our scheduling software. In response, we developed some of the most innovative features created with pharmacy staff scheduling in mind.

Easy Implementation

Schedule360’s easy implementation process is designed to get you set up with a scheduling software solution configured to fit your unique needs. We assign a Schedule360 representative to work closely with you so they can get an in-depth understanding of your unique scheduling needs, provide expert consultation, and coordinate your setup with our IT team, training department and account administration. Throughout the implementation process and training, we do all the heavy lifting for you, with a step-by-step guided plan aimed at making the implementation process as seamless and stress-free as possible. We also provide you with continued customer support with live operators available 24/7.

Continuously Updated Features

Schedule360 offers new features all the time to meet current demands in staff scheduling and reporting. In addition, we always welcome feedback from clients on how we can better improve their experience. If something isn’t working the way you want or expect, we can develop an innovative solution, so your scheduling is more efficient.

Centralized Reporting and Scheduling

Schedule360 provides centralized reporting and scheduling for easy schedule management. Our pharmacy scheduling software provides integrated real-time reports, allowing one-click management of employee compliance to work targets and enables rapid schedule management. Schedule360’s seamless API integration ensures our software will fit into your current process, making it easier to manage.

Schedule Transparency

Pharmacy scheduling software provides staff with full schedule transparency, including 24/7 access to schedules from any mobile device with internet access. Schedule360’s software eliminates schedule confusion and significantly frees up your schedulers from receiving endless calls from employees to check when they work next, as well as urgent schedule related issues. Schedule transparency also results in an all-fair, equal shift distribution.

Internal Messaging

Having a reliable Internal messaging platform where you can contact staff regarding urgent updates or last-minute scheduling needs is vital. With Schedule360, you can contact staff via text, email, or via the internal messaging board. Improve communication with segmented messaging capabilities, allowing management to quickly relay important information to staff in real-time, including urgent scheduling needs.

Shift Optimization

Schedule360 pharmacy scheduling software lets you reallocate staff based on real-time needs and patient flow. Our reporting features let schedulers view which pharmacy staff are optimized and can then fill open shifts with non-optimized tech staff before creating OT for employees that have already met their target work hours. Learning how to better utilize and reallocate your staff more efficiently is just one of the many benefits you’ll experience with Schedule360’s workforce management solution.

Schedule360 Knows Pharmacy Scheduling

Schedule360 is designed to streamline and automate the process of staff scheduling for pharmacies. Our proven pharmacy scheduling software is highly configurable and tailored to fit your pharmacy’s unique needs and preferences. We pride ourselves on being an industry leader in pharmacy scheduling software with over 3500 installed locations nationally, serving many of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the country. We want to help you get the most out of your employees and your business, with an effective pharmacy schedule. Schedule your customized demo to experience the Schedule360 difference, and how our configurable pharmacy scheduling software solution can work for you.