Pharmacies Leveraging Staff Scheduling Software Amid Upcoming Flu Season and Increased Vaccinations Demands

July 22, 2022

With additional demands placed on pharmacies, investing in high-tech solutions is a necessity to ensure safe and efficient operations. This includes the pressing matter of handling staff scheduling amid the upcoming flu season when the need for vaccinations will be high. Taking a proactive stance and implementing a robust staff scheduling software ahead of flu season will help your pharmacy mitigate common staff scheduling related issues from becoming a big problem.

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Implement Scheduling Software Now

As pharmacies increase their role in patient care and the demand for vaccinations continue to grow, adopting top-tier technology to streamline and automate staff scheduling processes is a decision that makes sense. Pharmacy staff scheduling software makes it easy to:

  • Anticipate upcoming staffing needs.
  • Schedule staff to handle an influx of clinic care during flu season
  • Optimize float staff more efficiently.
  • Utilize customized reports for an accurate view of the big picture schedule.
  • Avoid double-scheduling of staff so there are fewer gaps in coverage.
  • Create a time-off request process and avoid miscommunications.

Create a Streamlined Approach

As the demand for vaccinations continues to rise in the United States to address the COVID pandemic, COVID variants, and other viruses, pharmacies will remain a vital source for Point of Care and can definitely benefit from a streamlined approach to staff scheduling to meet the daily needs of growing patient volume.

Creating proactive staff schedules for pharmacies is next to impossible if you’re still relying on outdated scheduling and reporting methods. Tracking credentials, honoring scheduling preferences, and compiling real-time reports on the fly can create more efficiency in your pharmacy. It’s not just about having enough vaccines to administer. You need qualified staff to administer the vaccines and support staff to keep daily operations efficient. With the right pharmacy staff scheduling solution, you can more easily allocate your resources.

How Can Schedule360 Help?

Pharmacy scheduling software makes it possible to manage the daily scheduling needs of a busy pharmacy, plus staff vaccination events both in your facility and off site at community vaccination events. We offer highly adaptable, constantly updating features that are created with pharmacies in mind. Get the features you want without sifting through the ones you don’t need.

Staff Schedule Transparency

Provide complete schedule transparency by giving employees and schedulers the ability to view the schedule in one place, 24/7 from any mobile device. View on-site and off-site staff schedules with one click.

License and Credential Tracking

Licensure and credentials are conveniently tracked and stored in employee profiles, ensuring that safe staffing levels are occurring on every shift. Expiration alerts are automatically sent to employees to inform them when skills requiring recertification are within 60 days of expiration.

OT Thresholds and Alerts

Overtime thresholds and alerts are built into the system, allowing admins and staff to remain on the same page when it comes to overtime policies. Admin can set requirements for OT approval, and schedule transparency keeps shifts balanced and fair.

Easy Implementation Process

Schedule360 makes the implementation process as seamless and stress free as possible. You know you need a more efficient process, but the thought of implementing something new is daunting. The last thing you need is another difficult task to tackle, so we do all the heavy lifting for you, including complete set-up, training, and quick deployment so you can continue to serve the needs of the community without a major disruption to daily workflows. Once implementation is complete, we provide ongoing 24/7 customer support and guidance whenever you need it. Have an urgent need for a feature that’s not available? We can help with that too. Schedule360 works endlessly to release new features and rollouts based on customer feedback and needs.

Schedule360 Speaks Pharmacy Scheduling

Schedule360 knows and understands the complexities of pharmacy scheduling, and is an industry leader in pharmacy scheduling software, serving some of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the United States through over a decade of chain pharmacy scheduling experience. Schedule a customized demo to learn how we can help streamline your pharmacy scheduling processes. Staff scheduling doesn’t have to be stressful. Let us show you a better way.