During these unprecedented times, hospitals have been getting busier and busier, Simultaneously, the demand for hospital staff has increased significantly, especially the demand for on-call personnel.
This can be a nightmare for smaller hospitals, as they don’t have the resources as their large, big city counterparts.
Hospitals around the world have used traditional scheduling methods such as pen and paper for many years, which is maybe not the most efficient way to do things. Thankfully, as technology developed, on-call scheduling software came into existence, which has made the act of shift scheduling so much more efficient and a less intimidating process.
Here are some ways hospitals can use on-call scheduling software:
Create contact groups
Hospitals can use contact groups to ensure that they can get to the right type of staff member at the right time. This can be extremely beneficial to hospitals, especially when hospitals are dealing with an emergency situation and the assistance of a specific type of hospital staff might be required.
Create shift schedules
Hospitals can use the help of on-call scheduling software to create shift schedules for their staff members. Using a scheduling software can help the hospital ensure that hospital is always staffed with the right personnel at all time and is equipped to deal with any emergency situation.
Creating shift schedules can also help ensure that the hospital staff aren’t overworked and that everyone is working as productively as possible and is only on duty when they are required to be. This can help the hospital bring down any unnecessary labor costs.
Set shift reminders
With the help of a sophisticated scheduling software, hospitals can set shift reminders to be sent out to workers before their shift is set to begin as well as before their shift is due to end. This will help the hospital and the personnel on duty remember when exactly their shifts start and end and can help the hospital ensure that staff is present exactly when required.
Set shift thresholds
When creating a shift schedule using scheduling software, the user can set a threshold for the shift meaning how much coverage a shift should have at minimum capacity and at an ideal capacity level. This can help the shift planner ensure that proper levels of staffing are always being met.
Visual calendar warnings
This feature can help the shift planner identify any gaps in the schedule and can help prevent any scheduling related issues from arising. For example, if a scheduled day block in a calendar does not meet the minimum number of required scheduled hospital personnel, its background color will indicate that more staffing is required.
It used to be nearly impossible to find a scheduling software that had all the features listed above, and even if you did, many times this type of software would come at a high cost.
Luckily, SimplyCast developed the world's most comprehensive, no-code, on-call scheduling software solution, appropriately named OnCall, that can help resolve your shift planning problems, all at affordable price point.
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