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Staffing issue to position filling in unit core of nursing

Core staffing refers to regular employees with an FTE status working on a unit. It is the full and part-time staff on each unit. It is the most important component of department staffing. All work in a resource management plan is designed to stabilize unit core staffing.

If all positions in the unit core are filled, there will be reduced need for all kinds of supplemental staff (float, resource team, agency, overtime, extra shifts).

Do you agree with this staffing issue? why? or why not?

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There is a need to design a hiring template for full-time and part-time positions of each unit on the basis of budget. We need to calculate the ideal complement of positions, using the precise number of positions and the FTE of each position as guidance. If you keep these exact positions filled, you'll stabilize the unit core staffing and minimize costs while delivering quality patient care.

If, on the other hand, you hire all of the budgeted FTEs into mostly full-time staff, your unit may come up short every weekend.

The department's focus is to stabilize unit core staffing; the float pool's focus is to supplement the department.

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There is a need to design a hiring template for full-time and part-time positions of each unit on the basis of budget. We need to calculate the ideal complement of positions, using the precise number of positions and the FTE of each position as guidance.

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