Staff scheduling for medical facilities like clinics, hospitals and laboratories presents many challenges. Most of these healthcare organizations have a variety of job positions that require specific skills and different work schedules. A unit in an organization may prefer pattern scheduling where the staff commits to work a set number of shift types (day, evening, night) in a given time period while other organizations may choose preference scheduling where the staff defines individual preference for shift types.
Medical staff scheduling software must take into account the availability of qualified personnel; nurses’ preferences for particular days, shifts, units; and regulatory and union requirements. Regulatory and union requirements govern the number of hours worked, overtime, time off between shifts, staffing ratios, and certifications and credentials. Government regulations in some states mandate nurse-to-patient ratios and healthcare organizations must document, by means of staffing reports, that they are meeting, or trying to meet the ratios.
Snap Schedule encompasses many capabilities to schedule an unlimited number of doctors, physicians, nurses, and other medical staff. It can quickly and efficiently fill a shift or find a substitute, assign breaks within shifts, adjust individual shift assignment start and end times, manage multi-skill shift needs, and provide extensive tracking and reporting features to save you time.