Employee Scheduling Software for Float Schedules
Float schedules offer a valuable option for filling critical, open shifts. The challenge most hospitals face is the balancing act of efficiently matching an employee’s availability to the specific requirements of multiple shift openings. A never-ending, manual scheduling process consisting of spreadsheets, emails, and phone calls leaves staff unscheduled and shifts unfilled. This can lead to employee dissatisfaction or worse, a decrease in the quality of patient care.
Schedule in Real-Time
As a secure cloud-based solution, Schedule360 workforce management software supports real-time scheduling and communication with your float pool staff, online, 24/7. Managers and schedulers have Float scheduling information at their fingertips and always know each employee’s qualifications, credentials, and availability so they can fill shifts quickly and accurately, while ensuring that only those nurses who possess the proper skills and required certifications are filling the job.
Optimize Your Staff
With our employee scheduling software, your employees can check their schedules and update their availability online or from a mobile device, as well as send messages in real-time. This streamlines communication between nurses and management, as well as instantly identifies any problematic gaps in shift coverage. Managers can even schedule for multiple locations from one central schedule, which avoids those embarrassing double-booking situations that sometimes occur. Another benefit to our employee scheduling software is that it enables self-scheduling on certain shifts which saves time and gives nurses a feeling of control and independence over their own schedule. Self-scheduling eases the burden on management for filling open shifts, allowing them to focus on other important tasks for managing patient care.
Utilize Schedule360 to create a float schedule and allow critical, float pool shift requests to be created directly in the system by nursing managers or schedulers, even if your health system uses another employee scheduling software or a manual scheduling process. Shifts are then instantaneously matched to qualified and available float pool staff, providing transparency and automated options for filling one or multiple shifts.
Schedule360 workforce management software provides configurability (turn on/off) for the level of access by float pool employees to post availability and/or self-schedule into float pool-only openings. One-click reporting for management illustrates in detail the float pool employee scheduled for each shift. The fire drill for managing last-minute text messaging, call-outs, and cancellations can become a thing of the past.
- Stand-Alone or Integrated System
Schedule360 can be built as a stand-alone solution to manage float pool openings or the float pool module can be integrated into a Schedule360 enterprise scheduling system for all hospital health-system departments.
- Enterprise Dashboard Display & Reporting
Identify and manage all open shifts for float pool coverage and track and report real time fill rates – 24/7 web access from anywhere.
- Multi-Facility Staff Sharing
Easily schedule, share, and move float pool staff across multiple facilities to allocate and fill critical needs.
- Float Pool Staff Online Access for Availability
Staff can post availability 24/7 online via computer or mobile site and self-schedule into open shifts as allowed by facility.
- Employee Self-Scheduling
If desired, allow staff to search, swap, and accept shifts within their qualifications online via a computer or mobile device.
- Proactive Employee Scheduling
Integrated real-time reports allow one-click management of compliance to work targets and enable rapid schedule management.
- Dispatch – Last Minute Schedule Management
Enables last minute critical needs to be dispatched to all qualified employees to ensure optimal coverage for any situation.
- Real-Time Communication
Instantly communicate essential information to your float staff via email, message boards, or text to mobile devices.
Scheduling issues related to managing float pool scheduling should never take up a manager’s entire week, and now it doesn’t have to. With Schedule360 workforce management software, you can save time on float pool scheduling, allowing you to work smarter, not harder. Contact us today for a customized demo of our award-winning software solutions. Soon you’ll be wondering how you ever got along with out it.
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