SHORT STAFFING. TWO OF THE NURSES CALLED OFF.

If you work in the hospital you will know that there are days that you are short staff because someone called in sick.There are various reasons why people call in sick such as:

car accident,

Sickness or death in the family.

son sick or daughter sick or husband sick.

And the supervisor will try to call nurses in without any luck.Then you have to manage with what you got. And guess what patients and families don’t want to hear that.And it can affect revenue if it keeps on happening.

So two of doctor Paul’s nurses called in sick.The supervisor called but no luck.

So doctor decided to make phone calls by himself. (This is his private clinic)

THE PHONE CALLS:

Louisa this is doctor Paul. I am sorry that I have to call you on your day off,two of our nurses called in sick.Do you think that you can come in to help.We really be appreciative if you can volunteer to come in.You will be paid time and half.

Louisa replied, I am sorry that you are the one doing the phone calls. I will be there in thirty minutes.

Doctor Paul: Thank you very much. Louisa came in as promised, so they have enough nurses to prep the patients,participate in procedures and recovered the patients after the procedures. It was a good day for mrs Louisa she made $850.00 in a single day in eight hours.

Questions:

Have you ever called in sick?.

Are you really sick or you just wanted to be off on that day?.

Have you ever experienced, short staffing?.

How did you cope when you were shut staffed?.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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