With pharmacies now being designated as COVID-19 vaccination centres and the administering of vaccines ramping up, the question on everyone’s lips is, how are vaccination centres managing their workforce?
Firstly from a staffing point of view, it is essential that a trained pharmacist is vaccinating patients, but where does this pharmacist come from? If it’s a permanent member of staff then who is backfilling their shift providing regular pharmacy services?
Here at Locate a Locum, we have a suite of products that can help with the rota management of vaccination centres, leave requests caused by self isolation as well as ensuring adequate staffing at all times in line with compliance requirements.
Our workforce management platform can be easily customised to suit the needs of a vaccination centre. Here’s how;
- Add a new location called Vaccination Centre - When adding this location our platform allows you to set opening times, add notes, add staffing competency needs and more. This will be particularly important when it comes to ensuring you have the correct amount of vaccinators to deal with demand.
If you are also operating your normal pharmacy alongside your vaccination centre you can seamlessly manage both locations via our Comparison feature, meaning you have full oversight of what’s happening in your organisation at all times.
- Ensuring you have the right person in the right place at the right time - If you have a permanent pharmacist administering COVID-19 vaccinations in your Vaccination Centre the Locate a Locum Rota allows you to easily move them to a new location, this will, in turn, create a Gap. This Gap can then be posted to our Marketplace of over 12,000 locums or to your bank pool via the Locate a Locum platform.
Using our technology we can ensure meet all compliance requirements by having vaccination trained pharmacist as well as support staff in the right place at the right time.
Track isolating employees - As a number of your employees may be required to self-isolate (if they show symptoms of COVID-19), you will need a platform which can deal with the influx of requests for different types of leave requests as well as mark employees unavailable on the live rota.
This short clip gives a quick overview of how our platform can manage vaccination centre needs.
Spreadsheets and other manual methods of managing vaccination centres and staffing requirements are prone to error which could create regulatory issues. Using a workforce management platform gives a number of clear benefits. Locate a Locum allows vaccination workforces to function effectively without impacting business as usual operations.
We could have your vaccination set up and ready to deploy in under one day.
We have a number of clients who are currently using the Locate a Locum Workforce Management Platform to manage their workforce at vaccination centres. If you’d like to join them, get in touch.