Are you a Roster Manager whose demand template is due for an annual review, or has any of the below occurring in your roster?
Please refer to How to check your roster demand template for the pdf version.
Check whether the template enabled you to deliver the service with your agreed establishment whilst meeting the rostering principles.
Check the template allowed effective delivery of the service whilst meeting fluctuations in demand due to seasonal variations.
Check if additional duties are regularly being created or if you have unfilled shifts. Determine if these shifts need to be updated in the template to meet service needs.
Check skill mix was appropriate to deliver the service. Refer to warnings relating to skills. Review the demand template skill requirements for a planned roster.
Check what warnings are occurring when rostering the demand template. Appropriate demand template changes may support allocations to avoid predefined warnings.
Check the template has realistic measures of success e.g. unfilled or additional duties etc. If not, review the measures of success & update the template to ensure they can be met.
Check all shifts requiring charge cover are reflected in the template.
Ensure Junior staff are rostered with a supervisor when required and allow sufficient handover to ensure this occurs.