As the cold fall season brings us closer to the winter months, it’s time to start planning for holiday coverage at your organization.
Thanks to vacations and winter illnesses, many facilities find themselves without sufficient coverage from November through January. This can result in a decrease in revenue, burnout among regular staff, and — most importantly — interrupted care for patients. Luckily, there is a solution to get you through the holiday months: temporary staffing.
Here are just some of the ways travel nurses and allied health clinicians can help you this holiday season.
Avoid the Effects of Burnout
Appropriate staff levels will guarantee adequate patient-to-clinician ratios during these seasonal swings, which is important for the emotional and mental state of healthcare clinicians.
With temporary staffing through an agency like BHS, you can ensure your organization has the personnel needed to combat cold and flu season, without creating stress for the rest of your team. Your regular employees will feel less burned out knowing they can take much-deserved vacations while knowing their patients are being cared for by qualified clinicians.
Continue Providing Uninterrupted Patient Care
Taking a proactive approach to staffing coverage during the holidays will help ensure that your patients are still experiencing the same quality of care.
The holidays are often the most stressful time of year for healthcare providers because of common holiday mishaps, such as car accidents in bad weather or patients who fall while hanging lights. Temporary coverage will ensure your facility is properly staffed for any and all worst-case scenarios.
Enjoy the Holidays Without Worrying About Coverage
The last six weeks of the year can be a difficult time for healthcare organizations. Partnering with a staffing agency such as Barton Healthcare Staffing is a great way to guarantee quality coverage without the headache.
If you need holiday coverage, there's still time. Our account managers are here to help! Let us know what we can do to make your holiday season run smoothly.