Optimize staffing needs, better match patient demand, and improve communications with one-click scheduling.
What is Float Pool?
Issio’s Float Pool is a cloud-based tool that breaks down workforce utilization barriers between departments and units to balance workforce loads across an entire health system. It allows managers of understaffed units to easily find and schedule available staff, filtered by staff type and certification, to address their shortage.
Unlike basic staff scheduling programs, Issio’s Float Pool improves efficiency for the entire region of healthcare units, and does not require burdensome phone calls and emails to the managers of other departments.
- Float a flexible workforce over a region
- Decrease reliance on agency staff
- Decrease understaffing
- Decrease employee turnover
- Improve patient care
- Lower labor costs
- Allow staff to maximize their hours, improving morale
How it Works
A Unit or Department Puts Extra Staff on the Float Pool
Consider a department in which several physicians are on vacation at the same time, decreasing patient volume. The department realizes it has excess staff who are still working. It then releases them to the float pool for the rest of the week.
Understaffed Unit or Department Searches for Available Staff
Next, a manager from an understaffed department logs onto the Float Pool, looking for more staff. They will see only staff who have been approved to work in their unit, not staff who have the day off or are assigned elsewhere. They then search, using various criteria, for both available staff and staff who could become available but have not yet been released to the Float Pool by their own managers. They then add the desired staff to their own department, solving their acute understaffing problem.
Schedule and Message Incoming Staff Member Off the Float Pool
The receiving unit or department then schedules the staff they want from the Float Pool and sends them their schedules via SMS or Email. Each staff member receives a message instructing them where to go and when to arrive.
It's That Simple
Issio’s Float Pool helps healthcare units and departments transcend chronic staffing problems that have plagued them for years.