Be Prepared For A Dietitian Staffing Emergency

Help wanted sign

There’s no question a dietitian staffing emergency will happen, and often it happens when least expected. Even the best-laid plans can have a manager desperately running for the “Help Wanted” sign during unexpected vacancies because of FMLA, staff turnover, a resignation or a sudden change in census. But did you know there are ways to be prepared so that the “emergency” feels less like an emergency? And the best news, they’re free!

1. Have A Plan In Place

Before you even mention the words “temp labor” to management, have the pieces in place to make that conversation a swift and efficient one. A contract may need to be signed if you use a temporary dietitian staffing company, like Dietitians on Demand, so ask if the Legal Department needs to review the contract. Will meetings need to be scheduled to determine if temporary dietitian staffing is your best solution? Should HR be involved? These are just a few questions that can delay coverage arriving, so ask them now, before an emergency situation strikes.

2. Sign A Contract Now

One of the easiest ways to speed up a coverage request is already having a contract in place. With Dietitians on Demand, there’s no up-front commitment when signing a contract, and most are self renewing. Having this in place before a needs arises means a facility’s Legal Department has plenty of time to review the contract without holding up the hiring process.

3. Bookmark This Link

Whether or not a contract is in place, this is where all requests for temporary or permanent coverage should start: dietitiansondemand.com/find-a-dietitian/. At the very least, bookmark this link so you know exactly where to go when a dietitian staffing emergency arrives.

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Dietitians on Demand is a nationwide staffing company for registered dietitians, specializing in short-term, temporary and permanent-hire positions in acute care, long term care and food service positions. Check out our job openings, or request your coverage today!

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