FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.