Fairview Health Services is looking for a Staffing Advisor to help us in producing schedules for our employees in our hospitals. This rewarding role helps make a difference by ensuring the units are adequately staffed to assist with our patients. By monitoring daily staffing for current needs, this role will work to confirm the staff are present to provide safe staff-to-patient ratios, or to meet staffing requirements. The Staffing Advisor will also serve as a timekeeper for the electronic time and attendance system and work with nursing management to ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained.
About this position
Hours: This position will work 64 hours, every two weeks and is benefit eligible
Schedule: 7:00a-3:30p- day and 3:00p-11:30p-Evening
Location: Onsite at the Fairview Midway Campus, 1700 University Avenue in Saint Paul
Weekend Rotation: Every other weekend
Creates and maintains accurate staff schedules within guidelines set by policies, union contract, department guidelines and human resources policies.
Produce schedules in timely manner and taking into consideration: existing block schedules/ patterns, work agreements, vacations, employee requests, workshops, holidays and budgeted needs.
Communicate staffing needs to employees and works to fill vacant shifts.
Identifies unit staffing needs and posts open and available shifts accordingly.
Processes vacation requests
Sets holiday schedules
Enters schedules into electronic time keeping system.
Process schedule changes and trades.
Transfer LOA information into scheduling records.
Acts as a timekeeper for the electronic time keeping system.
Communicates with staff regarding errors on their timecard
Processes timecard corrections
Frequent reconciliation of timecards for accuracy.
Submit timekeeping approvals to Payroll in a timely manner.
Consults Human Resources, as appropriate, regarding questions and problems related to processing timecards.
Makes daily staffing adjustments as needed.
Work with Administrative Nursing Supervisor/Department Manager or Supervisor to determine staffing needs/overages.
Communicate/collaborate with charge nurse throughout shifts to maintain appropriate staffing and plan for the on-coming staffing shift requirements.
Recruit help as needed to fill staffing needs.
Proactively adjusts daily staffing by calling in, canceling or floating employees based on unit volume and acuity. As well covering for vacations, unexpected absences and open positions as needed each shift.
Track and report departmental data.
Accurately maintain attendance records of all staff and outside agency personnel.
Maintain employee data and records.
Maintain up to date skill level information on all nursing personnel (i.e. level III, charge nurse skill, etc).
Ensures that necessary information regarding staffing issues are relayed appropriately to Nurse Managers, staffing office leadership, Administrative Nursing Supervisors and other designated leadership as appropriate.
Participates in department and system quality improvement projects as assigned.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respectful manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies
Performs other duties as assigned.
Associate (2 year) degree in business or healthcare-related area, OR High School diploma/GED and equivalent experience required
One to three years of previous scheduling experience in an acute care hospital setting
Additional Requirements (must be obtained or completed within a period of time) :
High level of communication and problem-solving skills
Ability to use PC, network applications and staffing software applications
Ability to organize details
Ability to work independently and multi-task while providing excellent customer service to all levels of staff, outside agencies and contracts
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.
Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.
Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership ...with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.
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