If you have a unionized workforce, the threat of a labor dispute is never far from your mind. After all, job actions can be stressful, costly, and disruptive to patient care. Fortunately, you can count on Nurse Bridge. We are the partner of choice for crisis staffing. A division of Medical Solutions, Nurse Bridge has been supporting healthcare systems before, during, and after job actions for more than 20 years.
In the event of a work stoppage, we can help you:
- Create and execute a contingency staffing plan
- Recruit replacement staff
- Manage the screening process
- Coordinate the transportation and scheduling of temporary personnel
- Provide quality control by reviewing assignments, patient insight, and worker fatigue levels during the strike
“Nurse Bridge was a vital component of our plan to maintain full hospital operations and patient satisfaction during this challenging time.”
Nurse Bridge prepares well in advance of the potential work stoppage. Upon completion of a staffing contract, our team of recruiters and clinical managers work in a coordinated effort with hospital administration to determine the required staff levels by unit.
We manage the recruitment, screening, transportation, housing, and scheduling of qualified workers. We immediately begin recruiting from our national database of workers and making plans to staff your facility well in advance of a job action, and maintain a "stand-by" posture throughout our contract.
Managed Cost and Quality Control
Nurse Bridge can replace your staff at a greatly reduced number of workers and yet maintain the appropriate hours or six 12-hour shifts per week, and yet remain well rested and able to function at peak capacity.
Nurse Bridge understands your requirements to meet state and federal standards for healthcare personnel. Therefore, we provide you with a complete employee file for future use for Joint Commission inspections and state health department reviews.