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Be Proactive About Your Medical Staffing

Posted on Mon, Jul 23, 2012

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To Keep Your Facility Fully Charged, No Matter What

Summer has definitely arrived, which means that many members of your facility’s healthcare staff are likely thinking about vacation time. And they deserve it! A week off to sit in the sand and breathe in some salt air is just what your nurses, direct care workers and other healthcare professionals need to refresh and recharge.

But is your facility prepared for these upcoming vacation months? When it comes to making sure your facility is running with a fully charged lineup of healthcare professionals at all times, you have to think ahead.

And then there are the sick days, which obviously can’t be coordinated or planned. You may not be able to prevent three key staff members from getting sick at the same time, but you can be prepared so it doesn’t turn into an emergency situation. While emergencies happen and on-the-spot staffing solutions are always available, it’s always best to be proactive about your medical staffing plan.

Being proactive means having a plan in place to prepare for both short-term and long-term staffing needs and for both sick days and vacation time. This entails creating monthly staffing calendars that outline and correlate employees’ schedules ahead of time. By taking key holiday periods, projected busy periods and upcoming staff vacations into consideration, you can prepare for the unexpected to the best of your ability.

But you don’t have to do all this proactive planning alone! We’re not ones to brag, but Quality Care Options is made up of professional healthcare recruiters who are industry-leading experts at helping you be proactive about your medical staffing. If you want to learn more, check out QCO’s Staff Ahead™ Proactive Staffing Program! And don’t worry -- we’re completely willing and able to handle those last-minute emergencies too!

So make it a point to set some time aside and map out a staffing plan. Get your staff involved -- they’ll likely have insight and ideas that can help you plan as accurately as possible.

And, as always, if you need help with your medical staffing needs -- from planning and recruiting to performance improvement and competency management -- contact us at QCO. We’re on call for your facility, 24/7. Click the button below for contact information. 

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Topics: medical staffing agency, proactive medical staffing, staff ahead™