Academic teaching hospital of the University Erlangen-Nuremberg launches workforce management project with ATOSS
The main reasons prompting the Fürth Hospital to launch an extensive workforce management project were achieving better work-life balance, lower staff fluctuation and more attractive working time concepts. The aim was to create more attractive working time models for physicians and care personnel, while establishing better transparency in terms of working hours. A reliable and fair duty plan, as well as clear limits and rules were put in place in order to promote greater employee satisfaction. At the same time, planning quality is to be improved in such a way that peak burden periods can be coped with in an economically efficient manner. The practical implementation is based strongly on the ATOSS Medical Solution. In addition to conventional workforce scheduling, the clinic is also relying on additional modules such as the Automatic Duty Plan, the Flexible Staffing Plan and Further Training Management. Employee & Manager Self Services integrate staff into time and attendance management, while promoting personal responsibility. The pilot project is already underway, and roll out in all clinic areas is planned to be concluded by the end of the year.
As project manager Manfred Balan explains: “We want to be fit for the working worlds of tomorrow. This calls for demographically sound personnel management that we support by an employee oriented environment, and flexible, yet also reliable working hours. Our workforce management project creates the preconditions for sound and “healthy“ hospital operations over the long term.“
The Fürth Hospital comprises more than 700 stationary planned beds, as well as 36 beds in the Geriatric Rehabilitation area. The hospital attends to an annual 60,000 outpatients and 40,000 stationary patients.