A: Not at all. Although the concept of having a “reserve” of available nurses is similar, that is the only similarity. In our program, the work rules for participants are well above those standards of the typical “pools,” and participants are incented differently. Also, by raising the bar on performance, fostering availability and consistent work patterns, and offering participants more control over their use of competencies, shifts and days worked, Mobius Systems’ outcomes far out-perform traditional float pools. Additionally, we help your management establish Rules of Engagement that ensure the most effective utilization of participants’ competencies, while creating a level playing field of how flexible talent is utilized across your entire health system.
Flexible workforce participants are all YOUR employees. There are no contracting or fee-for-hire programs involved.
Yes. Our clients range in size and complexity to include small community and rural facilities, as well as academic, metropolitan and large, multi-campus health systems.
Never. Each program is designed around a client’s specific situation and needs. The beauty of Mobius Systems is our collaborative and targeted method to strategically develop a program that provides a sustainable resolution unique to your situation. We continuously accomplish feats related to attracting specialty talent, staffing alignment to census needs, patient safety/satisfaction and management/employee engagement.
There are numerous employee dissatisfiers that this program confronts, including forced overtime, lack of engagement with the direct manager, forced floating, scheduling unpredictability, economic insecurity, consistent increases in workload, extended shifts and pay. Ninety-one percent of voluntary attrition in healthcare is attributed to these causes.
By creating a work method that addresses the needs that numerous value systems present (for managers and employees), you strengthen your productivity, engagement, workforce adaptability and retention outcomes. Additionally, sixty-one percent of the multi-generational workforce considers work flexibility first before accepting an employment opportunity.
Mobius Systems is effective for all employee groups and does not need to be limited to nurses. However, since nursing is the most costly labor expense, coupled with the time and complexity to recruit, it makes sense to start with nurses.
The final result is scalable, ample staffing in the areas you need, when you need it. You get a dedicated group of professionals who are willing to work a particular way to satisfy YOUR needs, instead of a group of professionals who work when they feel like working. Furthermore, costs associated with premium pay, agency dependency and attrition are reduced rapidly and consistently.
Pricing is primarily determined by the complexity of your situation and/or the goals you wish to accomplish. It can also depend on how involved you wish us to be during and after implementation. Our clients have found the price is significantly less than the use of 10 contract agency staff members. Most clients find that the cost of implementing Mobius Systems is returned to them in less than one quarter in savings. Clients have saved between $1M – $2M+ in their first year of operations.
Our strategists have over 100 years of collective, highly successful healthcare staffing experience. We are well educated on key components necessary for motivation and productivity, use of systems, tools, terminology and the skills required by the healthcare industry.
Yes. It can be designed to serve free-standing clinics and surgery centers, skilled nursing centers, correctional institutions, and has also been effective with airlines, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing and other industries that could benefit from appropriately aligning their staff with business needs.
The program is never considered complete without your satisfaction. Because of our collaborative approach, you and your team will have numerous opportunities to review and modify the program before finalization. On average, it takes approximately 3-4 work weeks for discovery, recommendations, design and finalization. You also have the option to keep us engaged during and after rollout. And of course, we are always available to clients should components of the program present issues.
Managed Services Program
Not at all! At Convergence we partner with approximately 200 healthcare recruiters, but you can add your favored recruiters to the network at your discretion. Together with our Gold Seal from the Joint Commission, we handle their compliance and ensure that your liability is contained.
The Convergence Vendor Management Software notifies your hiring authority when candidates are submitted, they interview based on your time table; and, in less than three clicks, you can hire or decline a candidate. Furthermore, the software prioritizes candidates based on qualifications, enabling you to target the best candidates first. Everything else, from opening/closing job orders, broadcasting your open and closed orders to all participating agencies, pre-screening candidates and ensuring required credentials are handled by Convergence and the VMS.
Although many have unique features, the Convergence VMS requires minimum effort from our clients and streamlines the administrative process by 60%. By filling your job openings 60% faster, you have more time to reinvest in residents, patients, staff, families and other activities directly related to increased revenues and patient satisfaction.
There are many negotiating points through an MSP provider.
One of those points are conversions from contract to full-time status. Should a contract employee wish to stay full-time, conditions exist to acquire the contractor as a full-time employee. Also, “right-sizing” your contingent staff means less stress on your core employees – less stress equals less burnout, and more time for them to devote to their primary healthcare tasks.
Securing the best nurse to patient ratio increases patient outcome and deters employee burnout. The right staff at the right time is at your command.
Absolutely not. In fact, costs are typically reduced between 5% – 15% with our MSP.
Because all labor and bill rates are negotiated and standardized between participating suppliers, client companies experience simplified budgeting. And, because we deliver one itemized invoice for all travelers, administration is simplified and mistakes are contained.