Rostering is considered a crucial element to ensure an environment that provides high quality and safe patient care as well as ensuring staff health and wellbeing is monitored through increased visibility of safe working hours.
Rostering Best Practice takes into consideration factors such as:
The following overarching rostering principles have been designed to guide the development of appropriate and efficient rosters:
The NSW Health
Rostering Resource Manual was developed as a practical guide to assist managers with rostering responsibilities; and to inform, guide and educate across all staff groups on best practice approaches to planning, developing and maintaining rosters as well as ensuring staff health and wellbeing is ingrained into rostering practice. All LHD/SHNs have their own localised guidelines and rostering resources.
RBPT also promotes the following resources as important for developing and improving rostering capability across NSW Health Agencies: