New Build
Staffing
Solutions

To discuss further or
arrange a meeting please
contact Conor Keating

Empath’s bespoke workforce management service for clients is a consultancy arrangement designed to assist you building the optimal staffing model to enable efficient, agile and effective planning for scale up periods.

The Empath in-depth staffing model breaks down your staffing requirement by nursing home size, floor layout and dimensions, skillset of staff, dependency levels and recommended staffing grades, payrates and positions.

Our experience and knowledge of setting up new nursing homes and working as nursing home operators for over 25 years has shown us that the key to effectively managing staffing is expertise, planning, experience and skillset of the person in charge of recruitment. It is not only our experience as Registered Providers, in the healthcare profession in Ireland, but also our in-depth knowledge of compliance and the regulatory requirements that enables Empath to build your staffing model.

Manpower planning on a new build is critical in building up momentum and establishing a new nursing home. Staffing is the largest cost item in Healthcare provision, typically absorbing 55%-65% or more of income at present so warrants detailed attention in advance of the launch of a new facility or additional beds and should be actively monitored thereafter.

Staffing
Solutions

To discuss further or arrange a meeting please contact Conor Keating

Empath’s bespoke workforce management service for clients is a consultancy arrangement designed to assist you building the optimal staffing model to enable efficient, agile and effective planning for scale up periods.

The Empath in-depth staffing model breaks down your staffing requirement by nursing home size, floor layout and dimensions, skillset of staff, dependency levels and recommended staffing grades, payrates and positions.

Our experience and knowledge of setting up new nursing homes and working as nursing home operators for over 25 years has shown us that the key to effectively managing staffing is expertise, planning, experience and skillset of the person in charge of recruitment. It is not only our experience as Registered Providers, in the healthcare profession in Ireland, but also our in-depth knowledge of compliance and the regulatory requirements that enables Empath to build your staffing model.

Manpower planning on a new build is critical in building up momentum and establishing a new nursing home. Staffing is the largest cost item in Healthcare provision, typically absorbing 55%-65% or more of income at present so warrants detailed attention in advance of the launch of a new facility or additional beds and should be actively monitored thereafter.

Assessing the Type & Number of Staff Required

The first step in addressing manpower needs is to critically evaluate the number of each category of healthcare worker based on the specific needs of residents.

While the staffing needs will vary greatly depending on the particular levels of care required, a range of guidelines on minimum staffing levels are provided by health authorities and representative associations to provide guidance.

Our model, developed over years in operation, is benchmarked against the HIQA regulations, RIQA guidance and the Laing & Buisson toolkit.

The key steps in clearly defining staffing needs is to breakdown the exact direct care and indirect care needs per resident daily based on resident dependency levels and the above recommended guidelines. Once this analysis has been conducted, a collective weekly staffing level can be accurately established which will both facilitate the determination of how staff will be supplied and ensure maximum utilisation of staffing resources.

Why Empath

Engaging Empath to build your healthcare team will allow you to focus on registration, construction, fitout, occupancy, NTPF negotiations and operational matters such as clinical governance, policy development, systems implementation and person centred care. Empath will allow you to manage and mitigate risks and to increase productivity, agility and efficiency.

There are financial implications of lost admissions due to not having adequate staffing levels in place, this is income that cannot be recovered.

We will work side by side with the management of the nursing home in planning the staffing needs, this will include a bespoke implementation strategy, detailed step plan with weekly status updates.

While it is essential for nursing home operators to ensure efficient management of their cost base in light of the ever-increasing competitive market, it is equally important to realise the potential costs to both the level of care and operational performance of staff vacancies and employing unsuitable staff.

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Empath Ltd
Rockford House, Deans Grange Road, Blackrock, Co.Dublin
Email: recruitment@empath.ie
Tel: 016754369

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