Are you frustrated by the amount of time you spend on scheduling per diem nurses and nursing assistants? Do you wish there was a way you could book them for weeks at a time?
Meet Block Booking, the new feature in the IntelyCare Platform that allows you to do just that!
With Block Booking, you can schedule IntelyPros for multiple shifts at a time in just a few clicks. Block Booking simplifies per diem scheduling and provides your patients with the consistent care that they need. It takes stress off of you, and results in a win-win for everyone.
Getting Started with Block Booking is Simple
Step 1: Log into your facility portal.
Step 2: Select “Request IntelyPro” in the top right corner.
Step 3: Select “Create Block Booking.”
Step 4: Enter the details of your Block Booking shifts. The details include the date range for the shift(s) to recur, the shift days and times, your facility location, and the staff type needed.
Step 5: Choose between two settings for your Block Booking shift.
- Accept Offers: “Accept Offers” allows IntelyPros to accept up to half or more of the shifts in your block. Choosing this option provides flexibility in what shifts are picked up. Any shifts that are not picked up as part of the block will be added to the standard shift request calendar so that they can still be covered. Note – you will be required to review the accepted shifts and approve them in order to finalize a booking.
- Auto Accept: This option allows for any Block Bookings that are accepted by an IntelyPro to be immediately accepted – there will be no review process for you to go through.
Step 6: Once the Block Booking shift details have been entered, confirm your request. Depending on whether you selected “Accept Offers” or “Auto Accept,” you may have to review and approve bookings before they are finalized.
Book a specific IntelyPro
You can also utilize the “Book Me” feature to create a Block Booking for a specific IntelyPro whom you would like to have come into your facility on a regular basis.
Step 1: Navigate to the Directory and find the IntelyPro whom you would like to request. Select “Book Me.”
Step 2: In the window that opens, select “Create Block Booking.” Then, walk through steps 4 – 6 above.
View your block bookings shifts
To view the status of your Block Bookings shifts, go to your Dashboard. This is where you can view pending requests, see requests that require your approval, and see what shifts have already been accepted. You can also boost Block Bookings here.
Don’t feel like you have the time to plan far enough ahead to create Block Bookings? Let the platform do it for you.
Our “System-Generated Blocks” feature will automatically bundle up similar shifts at your facility into a block that will be added to IntelyPros’ Block Booking feed. To the providers, these shifts will look like a Block Booking request. To you, these shifts will still be managed individually in the platform. This technology will benefit everyone – your fill rates will be higher, and IntelyPros seeking Block Booking opportunities will have more blocks to choose from.
Better Care, Better Retention
Searching for scheduling solutions? Block Booking helps you provide better care by consistently bringing in the same reliable IntelyPros who know your patients and your facility. When you are overwhelmed by the pressures of scheduling, Block Booking can help you streamline your efforts, save you time, and ultimately fill shifts faster.
Have questions? Reach out to your CSM!