STAFFING- MGMT EXAM 2

STAFFING- MGMT EXAM 2
Created Oct 8, 2009
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Centralized vs Decentralized Staffing
Centralized staffing made by central officeDecentralized staffing done at unit level
Advantages and Disadvantages of Centralized Staffing
Adv: Tends to be fairer to employeesFrees manager for other functionsCost effectiveDis: No...
Advantages and Disadvantages of Decentralized Staffing
Adv: person in charge of schedule knows the unitStaff takes requests directly to own manager...
Agency or Travel Nurses
**Employed by external agency-work for minimum pay (usually 2x)-no benefits-provides immediate...
Per diem/ Registry Employees and Float Pools
**Internal supplemental staff-paid higher wage without benefits-less expensive than agency...
Self Scheduling
-employees make own schedule, manager reviews it-support of the manager is critical-tends to...
Flextime
-allows employee to select time schedules that fit personal needs  while meeting work responsibilities-variable...
Shift Bidding
-to address overtime shifts-nurses bid for overtime shifts-reduces the amount paid for each...
Staffing Policies need to address:
sick leavevacationsholidayslow censuson call paytardiness or absenteeism 
Nursing Care Hours Per Patient- Day
NCH/PPD = nursing hours worked in 24 hours -----------------------------------------------------  ...
Staffing by AcuityPatient Classification System (PCS)
Groups the patients according to specific characteristics that measure acuity of illness (how...
PCS Types 
Critical Indicator: broad indicator to categorize  patient care activities (bathing, diet,...
Mandatory and Minimum Staffing Ratios
Mandatory staffing requirements give a maximum number of patients an RN may care for in any...
Cross training
giving personnel with varying educational backgrounds and expertise the skills necessary to...
Generational Diversity4 generations
1. Silent/ Veteran: respect authority, structure2. Baby Boomer: traditional work ethics, individual...
Closed Unit Staffing
Nurses make a commitment to cover all of the units needs- no floating in or out
Mandatory Overtime
Nurses forced to work additional shifts- it causes errors Some nurses charged with abandonment...
Manager Responsibilities 
Fiscal accountability- staying within budget and meeting needs of staff and patientsPolicies...


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