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Kris Kilgore, RN

Kris Kilgore

Title: Executive Director
Facility Name: Surgical Care Center of Michigan
City: Grand Rapids
State: Michigan
Length of time your facility has been an ASCA member: Don't know

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How do you manage vacation requests? Do you have staff bid for vacation, have a calendar for sign-up or a different process?

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I have a yearly calendar in my staffing book and my team members write their vacation/PTO requests in that book. When I am doing staffing for the month, I review the requests and do my best to honor them. I am fortunate to have some part-time employees who are willing to pick up extra days to help cover vacations. My staff is required to put their PTO into DayForce (our electronic time card system) and then I approve it, so their PTO shows up on their time card and then in their paycheck.

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What paging system do you use and how well does it work? An overhead system, walkie-talkies, a phone system or something different?

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Our phone system is our paging system and it is OK as long as you are close to the phone. Our phone system is Mitel from First Tel. We also have a nurse call system for patients to use.

 

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