Flu Shot Clinic Scheduling
December 23, 2019
On-Site Flu Shot Clinic
It’s that time of year when employees cringe anytime someone sneezes or coughs in their vicinity, especially pharmacists or pharmacy scheduling managers as they know they’ll soon be bombarded with multiple time-off requests once the sickness begins to take hold, and they’re left with the difficult task of filling in the scheduling gaps.
Although there are numerous benefits of receiving your flu shot at pharmacies or onsite flu clinics, for the pharmacist who has been tasked with creating and operating this type of stand-alone or community area flu shot clinic, it can seem like a daunting and overwhelming task, leaving them to wonder, “How can I schedule my staff and, more importantly, do I have enough qualified staff to meet the demand?”
Relying on float pool staffing can help, but pharmacists and scheduling managers need to feel confident in knowing they can work with their own centralized scheduler to find a qualified pharmacist or other support staff to help pick up the pharmacy duties in the store, and or cover the on-site flu shot clinic.
While getting a flu shot sounds simple enough, people are busier than ever these days and don’t always have the time to schedule an appointment with their primary care physician to get their annual flu shot. This is one of the biggest reasons why walk-in flu shot clinics are becoming such a popular option.
With a quick stop into the pharmacy, a person can get their flu shot. In addition to saving time, getting your flu shot at a pharmacy is often cheaper than scheduling an appointment with a doctor, especially for those without medical insurance who can’t afford to make an appointment with a physician. It’s no wonder that the number of immunizations given by pharmacists continues to increase every single year.
Consider implementing Schedule360’s pharmacy scheduling software. Thanks to this amazing software solution, you can create a new schedule type in your scheduling software to include your pharmacy flu shot clinic group or location.
Rule Based Scheduling
Schedule360’s rule-based scheduling software helps ensure that only those pharmacists and staff with the proper credentials are scheduled into provider slots, simplifying your entire scheduling process.
With pharmacy scheduling software by Schedule360, not only can you organize your calendar and staff, but you can also keep track of the credentials and licensing of all of your providers, including those who are certified and qualified to give a subcutaneous needle punctures, which typically includes your pharmacists, graduate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and those interns who have already obtained the necessary certification needed to be administering flu shots to others.
Build Your Schedule to Suit Your Immediate Need
What’s more, by simply utilizing the pharmacy tech scheduling tab, you can request additional labor during flu shot clinic operating hours. In addition, you can use Schedule360 as a reference tool to look at previous productivity reports to see when your flu shot clinic had the most activity, which is typically in the evenings or weekends, and add an additional pharmacy technician or pharmacist during those busy times to help lighten the load.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact Schedule360 today and make your flu shot clinic scheduling as painless as possible.