Staffing plans at EMMC are based on a broad set of criteria, recognized nationally to be important variables in optimum nursing care. Staffing on individual units is planned by nurse managers with input from staff, with consideration for the acuity of the patients on the unit, anticipated admission and discharge activity, and the skills and experience of the individual nurses. In addition, EMMC’s nurse staffing model includes nursing technicians to assist nurses with their assignments and the care of their patients, creating care teams. Staffing flexes depending on the patient volume on nursing units and any concerns individual nurses may have concerning assignments are expected to be reviewed and addressed immediately.
Along with our full time staff, we currently have resource nurses available on Cardiac Telemetry and Grant 6 and a house resource nurse 24/7 who can work on any unit. A resource nurse is an extra nurse available in the case that acuity or volume increases.
View a fact sheet about nurse staffing at EMMC.