|Article written by Carsten Christoffersen,|
Marketing Manager at PDC.
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The nurses’ shift schedule – these three words alone are enough to change the mood of a meeting for both planners and nurses.
The thing about shift schedules is that they affect vacation planning and time for family and personal hobbies – so the schedules need to be executed fairly and with care. To make it more complicated, the shift schedule also affects the ability to provide proper patient care – so there is a lot at stake.
Challenge. One of the major challenges facing hospitals is to retain qualified, committed physicians and nurses. Making them love their jobs can save the hospital money and affect patient satisfaction.
Nurses are the lifeblood of hospitals. Yet they often feel not appreciated and exploited. But what do they want?
Time. Time is a precious gift that nurses understand better than anyone else. They want time to perform their patient care safely and effectively. The most important task for PDC Plan is the formation of fair and good shift plans that meet both the staff’s and the hospital’s needs, while ensuring compliance with all applicable legislation.
Work-life balance. But nurses also need time away from patients. They have their own families and life needs. Avoid overtime. Give the nurses influence on their shift schedules. These are factors that create loyalty and employee satisfaction. For this purpose, PDC Plan offers an employee app, MyPlan, which facilitates co-influence with the employees.
Solution. MyPlan gives staff access to their shift schedules with the opportunity to make requests for work / leisure and exchange shifts with colleagues. Input and requests can be given from at home. There is no need to wait until the next time you are at work. The use of a collaborative staffing model is a major step towards efficient planning and optimized staffing.