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 $78,000 XXXX $78,000 $27,300 $105,300 RN 30 $38 2080 $2,371,20 0 $829,920 $3,201,12 0 LVN 4 $24.25 2080 $201,760 $70,616 $3,201,12 0 NA 6 $13.50 2080 $168,480 $58,968 $272,376 Sec 2.5 $12.00 2080 $62,400 $21,840 $227,448 Totals 43.5 XXXXX XXXXXX $2,881,84 0 $1,008,66 4 $3,890,48 4 ©2019 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 55 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 7 61.6 Totals 55 261.1 Hours per patient day (HPPD) 4.7 B. Remember that your established personnel budget for 3 West assumes a HPPD of 6.2. If your calculated HPPD is different, explain the significance of the variance. ( If your calculated HPPD is different than 6.2, 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 at 4.7. The established budget has a HPPD of 6.2. The variance is 1.5. Since the variance is by 1.5, I believe no changes should be made at this time. It is always preferred to have more nurses rather than no enough. We also need to take into consideration of call outs and patient acuity, which could be a different nurse to patient ratio which would also affect the 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 50 on a 60 bed unit, etc.) The nurse manager should keep staffing into consideration. If there are not enough nurses on the unit, nurses would have the opportunity to work over time, which can cost the facility more money. My suggestion is to have PRN nurses’ work because most cannot work over time, do ©2019 University of Texas at Arlington Page 6 of 8
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