When I worked in a hospital department, we would regularly receive emails from management pleading with us to pick up extra shifts. It always struck me as a clunky, inefficient way to solicit staff to take on open shifts. Outside of NurseGrid’s innovative open shift platform, there were no solutions for those who weren’t NurseGrid Manager customers.
NurseGrid has placed the power of staff management in your hands. Literally. NurseGrid Manager is our newest mobile app that enables nurse managers to: adapt to census changes quickly, approve shift swaps and giveaways on the go, and more. The best feature? It is completely free.
Nurses rank as the most trusted profession in healthcare, according to public opinion polls. Because of this, along with their proximity to patients, they are well positioned to help facilities both adapt to the massive changes afoot in healthcare and drive transformation in the industry.
Healthcare desperately needs leaders who can see the bigger picture, think on their feet, help facilities adapt, and drive change. Nurses are well positioned to take the reins and make an impact.
There’s a dichotomy within hospitals in which the medicine they’re practicing is cutting edge, but the technology they’re providing their staff is anything but. From the hospital’s perspective, there is a rationale behind this.
The NurseGrid team is heading to the Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles. In honor of this event, I sat down with our Founder and CEO Joe Novello, a former ED nurse himself, to relive some of his best–and worst–times in the ED.