Staff Management

Reducing Nurse Turnover Through Better Staff Management


The Challenge

A large metropolitan hospital is experiencing an increased turnover of ICU nurses due to long hours and first-year burnout. Nurses scheduled for 12 hour shifts are often working 4-5 additional hours to fill gaps left by sick nurses missing work. Often the ICU is so busy that there is no time for someone to make calls and locate replacements before the next shift begins, forcing the current staff to stay on duty way past their shift ends. The hospital needs a way to fill these gaps without the placing the burden of this challenge on the nurses.

Benefits of Solving

  • The task of finding replacement nurses is taken out of the hands of the ICU staff, freeing them to care for patients and leave when their shift ends
  • Hospitals will decrease their liability of patient care errors by avoiding short-staffed shifts, or shifts covered by overworked and exhausted nurses
  • Fewer overtime hours worked and an increase in nurse retention will result in significant savings for the hospital in payroll, recruitment and training

Solution

The medical facility can launch automated dial-out campaigns to bring in necessary staff resources when nurses call in prior to the start of their shift to notify the shift manager they will not be coming into work.

  • Dial-Out is used to launch automated outbound calls using hospital trunk resources, with the target community being nurses who will be asked to work an upcoming shift for which they are not scheduled
  • The IPsession Add-ons database integration is used to link the Dial-Out target list with nurse names and phone numbers contained within the hospital's staff management database
  • Rules can be applied based upon hours worked, or other pertinent information
  • When a nurse calls in indicating they will not be in for their shift, the shift / nurse administrator simply depresses an icon for shift management
  • They can enter the date and shift desired
  • The application then determines which nurses can work that shift based upon desired rules, and begins calling those nurses
  • When a called nurse indicates they can take the shift (for example, by depressing "1" to acknowledge), the application terminates the out calling, and can notify / alert the administrator that the shift has been filled

Required Products

  • IPsession
  • IPsession Add-ons Database Integration

Enabled Features

  • Dialout

Targeted End Points

  • Cisco IP phones
  • Cisco wireless phones
  • Nurse Calll

Getting Started

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