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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182861
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
7/70: An Innovative Scheduling Model for Recruitment and Retention Success
Author(s):
Maxson-Cooper, Pamela
Author Details:
Pamela Maxson-Cooper, MS, BSN, RN, CNAA-BC, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: pmaxson@fmlh.edu
Abstract:
Concurrent Podium Presentation: Recruitment and retention of nurses has long been a challenge for hospitals. A unique and innovative scheduling model has been an integral component of recruitment and retention success at our academic medical center for the last 27 years. Known as 7/70, full-time staff nurses work seven consecutive 10-hour days followed by seven days off. The 7/70 model is based on three overlapping 10-hour shifts. During the overlap period, two shifts of nurses are available during peak activity times. In addition, the overlap period enables staff to participate in shared governance activities/committee meetings, attend educational offerings, and go to lunch. Unit clerks and unlicensed assistive personnel also work the 7/70 schedule. The result is cohesive teams of A Week and B Week staff who build strong bonds as they work together. The majority of 7/70 positions do not rotate shifts. Nurses develop close relationships with their patients, which leads to continuity and high quality care. Nurses are drawn to the hospital and stay, largely because of the scheduling model. In a recent RN survey, nearly 70% of respondents stated that they chose to work at the hospital because of the 7/70 schedule, with 83% saying they stay because of 7/70. Staff love their 26 weeks off every year and the predictability of their schedules. Frequently asked questions will be addressed in the presentation, such as financial costs compared to a traditional scheduling model, part-time staff options, and how this model can be implemented in a hospital currently utilizing other scheduling options.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.title7/70: An Innovative Scheduling Model for Recruitment and Retention Successen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaxson-Cooper, Pamelaen_US
dc.author.detailsPamela Maxson-Cooper, MS, BSN, RN, CNAA-BC, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, email: pmaxson@fmlh.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182861-
dc.description.abstractConcurrent Podium Presentation: Recruitment and retention of nurses has long been a challenge for hospitals. A unique and innovative scheduling model has been an integral component of recruitment and retention success at our academic medical center for the last 27 years. Known as 7/70, full-time staff nurses work seven consecutive 10-hour days followed by seven days off. The 7/70 model is based on three overlapping 10-hour shifts. During the overlap period, two shifts of nurses are available during peak activity times. In addition, the overlap period enables staff to participate in shared governance activities/committee meetings, attend educational offerings, and go to lunch. Unit clerks and unlicensed assistive personnel also work the 7/70 schedule. The result is cohesive teams of A Week and B Week staff who build strong bonds as they work together. The majority of 7/70 positions do not rotate shifts. Nurses develop close relationships with their patients, which leads to continuity and high quality care. Nurses are drawn to the hospital and stay, largely because of the scheduling model. In a recent RN survey, nearly 70% of respondents stated that they chose to work at the hospital because of the 7/70 schedule, with 83% saying they stay because of 7/70. Staff love their 26 weeks off every year and the predictability of their schedules. Frequently asked questions will be addressed in the presentation, such as financial costs compared to a traditional scheduling model, part-time staff options, and how this model can be implemented in a hospital currently utilizing other scheduling options.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:43:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:43:24Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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