When DaVita was looking for a way to increase their staff satisfaction, they turned to NurseGrid to help create a better way for managers to fill shifts, receive opportunities, ensure coverage, and distribute schedules – all from their phone.
Nurse engagement is the measure of a nurse’s commitment to their job, their employer, and the nursing profession as a whole. On-the-job engagement plays a vital role in delivering quality patient-centered care. If nurses lack engagement, the quality of care the patient receives is likely to suffer.
Creating and keeping track of a work schedule as a nurse is daunting and antiquated. A group of nurses in Portland, Oregon, were so fed up with outdated scheduling technology that they set out to make a change. Their creation: NurseGrid.
Check out our infographic below to read more about facility challenges, the impact of engagement among nursing staff, and how to encourage engagement in nurses to help reach departmental and facility-wide goals.
We wanted to create something for our users that took the pain out of the job search and application process. So over the past couple months we’ve been working on a feature we’re excited to announce: NurseGrid Jobs.
Reasons that nurses leave have been well documented; however, not everything can be analyzed by statistics, dollar signs, or anecdotes from Managers and CNOs. Here are the main reasons nurses leave their jobs from the perspective of a nurse on the front lines.
Readmissions are stressful for both patients and staff, not to mention costly for facilities. Studies show that improving communication between caregiver and patient has the biggest impact on reducing these return visits, which puts nurses in a uniquely powerful position.
There’s an archaic stereotype that looms over the leadership hierarchy of the healthcare industry. That is, that physicians are the leaders, the delegators, the most knowledgeable in the field of medicine. And nurses are the helpers, taking direction from the doctor in charge.
An increasing number of millennial nurses are set to fill the shoes of those seasoned nurses, and that’s a heavy load to carry for those on the front lines and the nurse leaders preparing them to take the reins.
After moving from the bedside to the desk-side 7 months ago, I was blown away by the amount of simple, powerful technology businesses have at their disposal. Nursing has been left behind, but NurseGrid is changing that.
Earlier this year, Johns Hopkins Medicine released a study that made many people think twice about their fates when being admitted to a hospital for care. In it, researchers suggested medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
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.
Congratulations, you’re engaged! You feel connected, supported, appreciated, and heard—happy to put your energy into a relationship that promises positive returns. Shouldn’t that be how nurses feel at work? So often, though, they say they feel the opposite.
Despite its noble intentions, the Triple Aim of healthcare may be causing more pain than intended, at least according to a study in the Annals of Family Medicine. And it’s no surprise that nurses and nurse managers are feeling the sting too.
As healthcare continues to evolve, nowhere is the push and pull situation—the need to improve care quality and patient satisfaction on one hand and reduce costs on the other—more acute than in nursing. And nurse managers find themselves right in the middle.
Today we’re excited to announce two powerful new features for NurseGrid Manager. We’re now surfacing more actionable team and department updates and streamlining schedule distribution and communication--and we think everybody will be pretty happy about it.
As staff nurses and nursing leaders, you spend so much time focusing on others at work--whether it’s patients, patients’ families, or staff in your charge--that your own wellbeing can too often be neglected.
My name is Sarah and I am the Customer Success Manager here at NurseGrid. My role is to make sure our nurses are getting the most out of the NurseGrid solutions and to help them if and when they have questions.