The reasons you chose to apply to medical school and become a physician are many, and likely very personal to you. It’s possible that you chose the profession because you want to help people, you want to make a difference in people’s lives, or maybe you want to solve complex challenges through practicing medicine.
Taking on the role of physician scheduler, an administrative duty that takes away time from practicing medicine, was probably not on your list of reasons for becoming a physician. The job can feel like a chore, but you can have similar outcomes. With the right tools, you can help your team without maxing out your resources or taking too much time away from your main goals.
Here are a few reasons you should take pride in creating the physician schedule.
First of all, there’s a job to be done. You’ve identified that you are the person to do it. You’re taking control of a task that doesn’t have too many, if any, volunteers. Creating the provider schedule helps your team members with some of their most basic job needs. When am I working? Who is on call? This role also helps you. Beyond knowing when you’re scheduled to work, it teaches you more about what it takes to lead a medical practice.
Make A Difference
As a physician scheduler, you have the opportunity to make a difference for your peers. Creating an effective schedule will better their work-life balance and allow them to better serve their patients. You can alleviate frustrations with past scheduling tactics. By giving providers a manageable schedule, you’ll also reduce one of the issues in the industry: physician burnout.
Solve Complex Challenges
By far, the provider schedule is one of the most complex administrative challenges in any hospital or clinic. As a physician yourself, no one understands that complexity better than you. Although not a medical issue, solving this challenge and finding success will help your peers solve complex challenges faced by patients.
Powerful Scheduling Solutions
You can accomplish all of the above with a powerful scheduling solution. Shift Admin’s schedule generation platform can save you time in your new endeavor. It allows you to create fair and balanced schedules for you and your peers. You can do all of this in a fraction of the time you’d spend creating a schedule manually. Your help extends beyond the creation of the schedule as well to other departments. Administrative staff will benefit from the ability to run custom reports and integrate with payroll tools. Additional staff will get access to the schedule in real time, too, so there will be no more confusion when trying to locate and contact on-call physicians.
If you are just starting your journey as a physician scheduler, you’re going to need assistance. With our guide, Where to Start as a New Physician Scheduler, you’ll have the tools to create fair and balanced schedules that satisfy your entire team. Download today to get started!