29H - Developing Effective and Sustainable Staffing Models
Monday, March 20
Workforce challenges are a major barrier affecting acute care facilities across the globe. Healthcare executives must collaboratively address attracting individuals to healthcare after one of the most difficult times in recent history, ensure adequate faculty to train new healthcare professionals, and continue work to create environments in which teams feel supported and respected. Increasing shortages of nursing and other clinical staff plague health systems making long-ingrained staffing models unrealistic and obsolete. Leaders must rethink how to deliver safe, high-quality care now and into the future. This session will provide strategies for identifying and optimizing untapped skill sets within healthcare organizations; introduce innovative staffing models leveraging the utilization of non-clinical resources available within the community; share how to onboard different skill mixes safely and effectively into staffing models; and discuss the importance of shifting away from a man-hour-based productivity focus to support innovation. The use of case studies will provide participants with the opportunity to practice resource assessment and staffing model implementation.
- Employ strategies useful in conducting an environmental assessment of available community and facility/health system resources.
- Design a comprehensive onboarding and sustainment program to facilitate implementation of innovative staffing models focused on the provision of safe patient care.
Patricia "Trish" Baise, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Roy Hawkins Jr., FACHE
Senior Vice President/Market President
Shannon Morton, DNP, APRN, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC
AVP, Patient Care Services