How many RNs LVNs and NAs by category are on the staff of 3 West Round FTEs to

How many rns lvns and nas by category are on the

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1.How many RNs, LVNs, and NAs, by category, are on the staff of 3 West? (Round FTEs to the nearest tenth.) Compute totals for each column. 2. Compute the annual salary budget for 3 West. Compute totals for appropriate columns. Positions FTEs Salary Hours Salary Subtotals Amount of Benefits Total MANAGE R 1.0 $82,000 XXXX $82,000 $28,700 $110,700 RN 30.8 $38 2080 $2,434,43 2 $852,051.2 $3,286,483. 2 LVN 6.2 $24 2080 $309,504 $108,326.4 $417,830.4 NA 4.1 $13.5 2080 $115,128 $40,294.8 $155,422.8 Sec 2.3 $12.25 2080 58,604 $20,511.4 $79,115.4 Totals 44.4 XXXXX XXXXXX $2,999,66 8 $1,049883. 8 $4,049,551. 8 ©2018 University of Texas at Arlington Page 5 of 8
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N4455 Nursing Leadership and Management 3. Your hospital unit, 3 West, is a 60-bed general medical-surgical unit. Over the past year, the ADC (Ave. Daily Census) was 54 patients. Use the following data on 3 West during the last year to perform these calculations and answer these questions. A. Complete this table to calculate the actual average hours of care required per patient day (HPPD) for the patients in 3 West. Round to the nearest tenth Acuity Mix Average Hours of Care Required Average Daily Census (ADC) Total Hours of Care Per Day I 1.4 8 11.2 II 3.9 21 81.9 III 5.6 19 106.4 IV 8.8 6 52.8 Totals 54 252.3 Hours per patient day (HPPD) 4.7 B. Remember that your established personnel budget for 3 West assumes a HPPD of 5.2. If your calculated HPPD is different, explain the significance of the variance. ( If your calculated HPPD is different than 5.2, you must write more than, “We need more/less nurses.” ) What is the Significance of the variance? If you believe you need more staff, what will be your rationale for making this requires? If you have too much staff, what would your proposal be for bringing your staffing into a better balance? The calculated HPPD is 4.7. The established budget has a HPPD of 5.2. The variance is 0.5. Since the variance is low, no changes should be made as this is only prediction. It is better to have more nurses than not enough. We need to take into consideration patient acuity, which means different nurse-patient ratio, and the possibility of nurses calling in, which would change HPPD as well. C. What are the implications for the Nurse Manager? As an example, based on your conclusions in Section B, what other observations would you make as you review your total budget and what would you expect to see as a result? (Ex: supply costs; overtime hours, average census of 43 on a 45 bed unit, etc.) The manager needs to take into consideration staffing. If there is not enough nurses on the floor, agency/travel nurses need to be considered, which is more expensive. Working overtime is important, as well, but agency or PRN nurses should not be considered in the first place here ©2018 University of Texas at Arlington Page 6 of 8
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