An easy way to prioritize critical EVS tasks and define expectations
When you’re limited on environmental services employees because of vacancies, unplanned absences, daily call-offs, workman’s comp, FMLA absences, etc., essential tasks can fall between the cracks and increase the risk of HAIs in your hospital.
“If your daily work assignments are well-planned, with minimal downtime for the employee, then, by design, one employee cannot successfully complete two work assignments. It’s a recipe for failure,” says Chris Lucier, Director of Consulting Services at Smart Facility Software. As a Department, you simply can’t do it all.
Clearly identifying cleaning priorities will ensure resources are properly directed towards critical areas.
ES Optimizer’s Short Staff Assignment module can help you prioritize tasks with the biggest impact on patient health and safety. The software makes it easy to combine work assignments.
When building Short Staff Assignments in ES Optimizer you have the options to:
- Individually select desired tasks
- Or bulk select using filters such as: Supervisor, Shift, Priority, Clinical, Status
As you build the Short Staff Assignment, ES Optimizer tallies the minutes so you can make sure you are reaching your target shift minutes. It’s easy to add or subtract tasks.
You can build Short Staff Assignments in advance, so you can always be ready.
In a short-staffed situation, clearly defining achievable expectations for your employees’ shifts ensures the best use of your resources and avoids a hit to employee satisfaction.