By MEDSHIFT X-CHANGE |
It's happened to all of us. That moment when you wake up and feel like you're going to die...but you still have to go to work. Or maybe a family emergency happens, something you can't control, but you have patients waiting for you to come in and see to THEIR needs. Working in a medical profession makes calling out for any reason much harder because there are people relying on your skills and expertise and it's hard to find a peer who can cover for you in equal measure. But don't worry--that won't be a problem much longer. Medshift x-Change has seen the need and stepped in to fill the gap so you can take the time you need without having to worry about your patients.
The Call-Out Cost
According to the CDC, worker illnesses and injuries cost employers around the U.S. at least $225.8 billion annually. For health workers alone (specifically physicians and nurses), Forbes estimates that the amount comes to approximately $3.3 billion annually. That's a huge number, and it doesn't take into account the distress of patients or other workers who have to deal with the absence of their providers or coworkers. Productivity is significantly decreased any time a worker calls out, and this often results in fatigue for those who have to cover someone else's work in addition to their own. So far, though, there haven't been any real solutions to dealing with callouts, particularly in the medical profession. Thankfully, with the help of Medshift x-Change, that is about to change for good.
The Reasons for Callouts
You work hard in your medical profession. Whether you're a nurse, a receptionist, or a provider, you have people relying on you for help every day. It's not easy to deal with so many patients day in and day out without a break. You can't always account for unexpected emergencies or illnesses that might crop up. And what if you just need a break for your mental health and sanity?
As a medical worker, you know full well that taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your physical health. You also know that staying healthy is essential for you to be able to effectively help your patients with their health needs. Sometimes, in order to make it through the day of helping others, you need to take some time to rejuvenate your mental well-being. There's no shame in that. That's why many employers allow time off for their employees. But if that time is something you worked hard to earn, why should you need your employer's permission to use it as it fits their convenience? Why should you have to ask and let them determine what's important for you?
Obviously, the short answer is that you shouldn't. If you need time off, time that you have worked hard for, you should be able to take it. At the same time, though, you don't want to make it too hard on your employer by leaving them in the lurch with no one to cover your duties. That can cause all kinds of problems for your company, your employers, and the people trying to fill in the gaps. Money, time, and resources will all be wasted unnecessarily if your employers can't fill the holes you've left by staying home. That's why you need a quick, easy solution so you can take care of both yourself and your workforce.
The Solution to Callouts
Medshift x-Change provides a low-cost, high-value solution to the problem of unexpected callouts. You don't have to lose money or time when you use this convenient, rapid solution to the problem. All you have to do is download the app and you'll be set for dealing with any unexpected situation that may arise. Here's how it works:
- The employee decides that they can't make it to work, whether for illness, emergency, or just plain exhaustion.
- The employee goes into the app and creates a request, filling out relevant details.
- The employee sets the date and time of the shift.
- The employee chooses who in their peer circle they want to send the notification to.
- The employee waits for someone available to pick up their shift.
6.The administrator approves the shift and everything's ready to go!
Medshift x-Change Features
In addition to the simple, easy process of shift-swapping, Medshift x-Change provides a few other neat features to make everything go as smoothly as possible for you.
- In-app messaging allows shift workers to discuss any relevant details about the shift to ensure that the person covering it is prepared and effective.
- Peer-to-peer staffing means that you don't have to worry about someone covering you who doesn't know what they're doing. You can choose who you want to cover you in the app and send the request only to those who are qualified.
- The clean and simple interface reduces hassle, especially if you're already frazzled from the life circumstances that called you out of work in the first place.
The Medshift x-Change app is perfect for everyone. Whether you're needing to drop a shift on a qualified peer so you can enjoy your time away or looking for a little extra money from covering a shift you have the time for, you'll be able to do it all at medshiftxchange.com. Administrators and employers will love the app too, since they'll only get qualified professionals covering the time, money, and resources that would otherwise be wasted.
The Low-Cost High-Value App You Need
If you're looking for help so you can use your time on the days you need it most, you've come to the right place. Don't waste any more of your precious hours stressing out about work or struggling to fulfill your duties when you should be somewhere else. And if you're a manager, there's no need to keep worrying over how to fill holes while still giving your team enough time off. With a few quick movements on your phone screen, you could be free of your shift and ready for anything. If you have any questions or are ready to get started with the simple solution, get in touch with us today