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Struggling to Cover Staffing Holes? There Are Free Tools.

SheetStruggling to Cover Staffing Holes?
There Are Free Tools.

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.

So we built them new tools. Tools that we wish we had had when we were working on the unit. And like our NurseGrid Mobile App, they are free.

The first tool we developed is a simple Availability Sign-Up Sheet. Departments can access this page for free, print it, and place it at the charge desk for the week, allowing staff to pen in their names.

To make it even more effective, we connected it to the #1 nurse app in the nation. Now when staff indicates that they are available to work from within their NurseGrid app, that availability is directly added to this sheet and sent to the manager.

All of these tools are 100% for nurses, managers, and schedulers today. Give them a try and let us know how we can continue to build products for those on the frontline of healthcare.

NurseGrid Manager

The NurseGrid Manager Mobile App — 100% free!

Enter the NurseGrid Manager Mobile App. It is a mobile app for nurse managers that allows them to use our open shift tool for free on their smartphones. This app also connects to the staff mobile app, which nearly half a million nurses are already using.

Managers can now access their nurse’s availability right from their phones. Plus, via the NurseGrid app, they can send notifications of the shift holes directly to their staff’s mobile devices for them to fill out themselves – no more emails or texts.

All of these tools are 100% for nurses, managers, and schedulers today. Give them a try and let us know how we can continue to build products for those on the frontline of healthcare.

Zach Smith is a BSN-RN graduate from WSU. He has been a nurse for over eight years, working on a variety of units, primarily dealing with behaviorally difficult to manage patients who were acutely ill. He is also on the NurseGrid founding team, helping ensure that the products and tools they create are focused first and foremost on the nurse.

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NurseGrid Manager Mobile App Is Now Available to Everyone

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.

See NurseGrid Manager in Action

Let’s set up a brief, web-based demo for you to witness how NurseGrid will simplify team communication and real-time schedule changes for your whole department.