Staffing: Start every first case of the day on time. A punctual start to the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Staffing: Do you get an A+ in competency testing? 5 tips to do a better job grading your staff's surgical know-how.
Staffing: How to run a thorough background check. Get to know potential new hires with a careful employee screening.
Staffing: Do your surgeons intimidate or inspire? Their leadership skills can make or break your team's performance.
Staffing: Deal with difficult employees head on. Deal With Difficult Employees Head On If you can't curb their bad behavior, get rid of the offenders.
Staffing: A spreadsheet that spits out a staffing budget. It gives you an hours-per-case analysis and sets realistic staffing levels.
Staffing: Solve staff conflicts. Hear both sides of the issue before acting fairly and decisively.
Staffing: No Director of Nursing? No problem. Spread managerial responsibilities throughout the staff.
Staffing: Manning the fort effectively. Your front desk staff are the faces of your facility.
Surgeons' Lounge: Sharing the hats. Delegating those non-patient care tasks.
Surgeons' Lounge: OR etiquette. In search of a surgical code of conduct.
Staffing: Create a team of leaders. "Pit crews" give staff ownership in running the facility.
Surgeons' Lounge: Teamwork. Don't soak the pans.
Surgeons' Lounge: Orientation just got easier.
Surgeons' Lounge: Be good to yourself. 5 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout
Staffing: Shape up or ship out. Send problem employees home for a day to repent and to reflect.
Staffing: 6 creative staffing solutions. Tips to keep your key people productive and satisfied.
The Surgeons' Lounge: phone etiquette. 10 tips for cell phone use in the OR.
Staffing: Make your new hires stick around. Cut down on staff turnover during the first few weeks on the job.
Up-front rules can sidestep trouble down the road. What's in your employee manual?