Sheppard, Robert Elmer (1974) A nurse scheduling system. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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A nurse scheduling system is proposed as a solution to the present random manner of scheduling nursing personnel in a 354-bed hospital. The system solves the existing problems yet is general enough to be used by any hospital. It provides an objective3 method to schedule and allocate nursing staff. Computer programs are written to aid in the solution of the problem. Cyclic work schedules are assembled subject to hospital and contract constraints. Work schedules are projected in advance for both the individual and the unit. -- Daily assignment of staff to units is based on a workload index. Data for the workload index was collected by the nurses using a new and unique form of time study. Management reports for evaluation and control are designed. This report shows how substantial improvements in staff utilization can be made by using an objective allocation method. Interest here is in achieving an optimal utilization of available nursing resources.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 87-90.|
|Department(s):||Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Data processing--Hospitals--Administration; Data processing--Nursing services administration; Production scheduling|
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