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I'm a unit manager at a 120 bed rehad/long term care facility. We are having overtime and staffing problems. I think a positive solution to out problem might be to move to a schedule where my nurses might work three twelves and an eight. does anyone have a template that would work using 14 nurses a day?
Rectal itch- we are having the same issue at my facility. We only have 64 beds, however what ever you decide just make sure the nurses don't get burnt out with the med pass and etc. That seems to be a major problem.Maybe you can do one nurse to 30 pts during 7a-7p and two nurses during 7p-7a .that will be 4 nurses duing the day and two at night.

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I don't have a template or anything, but I think that would be a great idea. I just left a 120 bed rehab/nursing facility, and the administrators and charge nurses were on our butts, literally to hurry up and punch out and go home. It was impossible to do everything in an 8 hour shift. I worked one 12 there- someone called off so I stayed an extra 4 hours and someone from nights came in early- it was GREAT! I was able to catch up on all my orders and actually give ideal quality nursing care that day. Kudos to you and good luck!

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I work only weekends in an LTC.My schedule is 7a to 7p, I work 24 and get paid for 32 plus shift differential. That's all the incentive I need to show up for my weekend shifts.

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Quote from itsmejuliI work only weekends in an LTC.My schedule is 7a to 7p, I work 24 and get paid for 32 plus shift differential. That's all the incentive I need to show up for my weekend shifts.

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"I think a positive solution to out problem might be to move to a schedule where my nurses might work three twelves and an eight"Really? "Your" nurses are willing to work 44 hours per week?

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I don't think that's going to work. You already have an O/T prob with the 3/12s. This is 44 hours right off the bat before even adding in that no one ever leaves on time. You will have to pay O/T to each nurse weekly. I wouldn't want to take on an additional scheduled shift even with the extra money. It's tiring, most O/T would go to taxes, people have partners, child care, etc. I don't think many of your staff will see this as a positive. Any way you can hire additional staff?

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Quote from roser13"I think a positive solution to out problem might be to move to a schedule where my nurses might work three twelves and an eight"Really? "Your" nurses are willing to work 44 hours per week?

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How about travelers to fill the holes for now?Tait

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Quote from TaitHow about travelers to fill the holes for now?Tait
Author: jone  3-06-2015, 16:30   Views: 1056   
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