You Can’t Build a Better Nurse Schedule Without Proper Tools

December 29, 2021

Outdated scheduling methods continue to linger around nursing units because building a great nurse schedule can feel downright impossible at times. Nursing schedules are unlike any other workforce schedule, period. The variables, the credentials, the long shifts, hot shifts, call offs, holiday schedules, float pool utilization, overtime management, and agency utilization represent a collective burden on your Managers and Schedulers. With everything to consider when creating a nursing unit schedule, it may seem impossible to find a software solution that can help. Schedule360 is a robust, scalable, configurable, feature-rich, web-based solution designed to meet all your nursing unit scheduling challenges. Schedule360 evolves with the ever-changing needs of nurse scheduling and continuously adds new reports and features, based on direct feedback from our customers.

Smiling nurse manager creating a staff schedule.

Internal Messaging

We understand the need to quickly communicate scheduling gaps and other critical information to your staff. That’s why our scheduling software includes an integrated messaging tool with enhanced capabilities to provide instant communication to all Staff. Our unique messaging feature allows admin to message select staff based on their unit, department, facility, or even across multiple campuses to avoid over messaging your entire email list for every announcement when some messages don’t apply to everyone.

Hot Shifts – Critical Needs Scheduling

Our platform-based messaging system allows you to segment messages based on a variety of criteria, so you can ensure last-minute critical scheduling needs are met. Choose to dispatch an urgent message for gaps in coverage to all qualified employees, those below target hours, or employees looking for extra shifts before putting out a call for agency labor.

Reduced Agency Dependence

Our nursing scheduling software is the most advanced, clinically focused software solution packed with tons of innovative features aimed to optimize staff scheduling. You can ensure that you always have proper staff coverage by providing admins with a complete view of the schedule in real-time. The ability to instantly view the entire schedule, including deficits in target work hours and OT thresholds, allows you to easily optimize your current nursing staff and float pool to reduce costly agency dependence.

Self-Scheduling for Nurses

Give your nurses a sense of control over their schedule with our rules-based self-scheduling feature. After you release shifts for the upcoming schedule and immediate booking of set schedule shifts, the remaining shifts are open for self-scheduling by unit-based staff.

Self-scheduling reduces time spent on scheduling, while also providing your nurses with a sense of control over their own schedule as they can also swap shifts with fellow nurses holding the same credentials as themselves. Admin still defines setup, and features can be turned on or off for the entire department or by employee.

Designed to Grow with You

We’re proud to offer a highly configurable software solution that can be set up to work for virtually any healthcare unit. With Schedule360 there is never any pressure to implement our software for the entire facility all at once. Instead, you can roll out this scheduling solution unit by unit, or facility by facility as it’s not an all-or-nothing solution. Schedule360 works with your current processes to make it better, not give you one more thing to manage.

Units and Staff are overworked and struggling to stay on top of the ever-changing schedule. How can they possibly implement a new software solution under these conditions? Schedule360 understands this concern and that’s why our implementation process is designed to be as simple and stress-free as possible. We do all the heavy lifting for you, so you have one less thing to worry about. As your scheduling needs evolve, our solutions can too. Add or remove features as needed, or work with us to create customized features to solve unique scheduling pain points you’ve had to work around in the past.

Ease in Implementation Process

Schedule360 is a secure cloud-hosted scheduling software solution, meaning there is nothing to download or install, making setup a breeze. We assign a dedicated Schedule360 representative to work closely with you to understand your unique scheduling needs, so they can then provide expert consultation and guidance, coordinate your setup with our IT team, training department and account administration.

Once the easy implementation process is complete, your current nurse scheduling pain points will no longer be a chronic issue you have to address. In addition, Schedule360 offers outstanding 24/7 customer support from start to finish, to all our customers, and we’re fully committed to ensuring you receive exceptional customer service and help every step of the way, through implementation and beyond.

Discover the Secret to Smarter Scheduling

We’ve reached an era where every resource needs to be optimized to achieve operational efficiency, especially in the healthcare industry. However, to do that, you must be able to measure, track, and report time, attendance, and shortages, but those are grueling, time-consuming tasks without the proper tools. It’s estimated that nearly half of all healthcare facilities still do most of their staff scheduling manually, which is interesting considering there’s a much easier way. You’ll schedule smarter with a Schedule360 because We Know Scheduling™. Contact us today for a configured demo.