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.

Watch this video to create Short Staff Assignments:

How to Create Short Staff Daily Assignments in ES Optimizer