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Staffing to Workload

From the 2024 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded 1/20/2024)
Presented by Karafa Badjie, MS, MLS(ASCP)SBB
This session will discuss the application of Lean DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyzer, Improve and Control) model as a tool to evaluate if laboratory staffing aligns with workload. The speaker will discuss a data driven and systematic approach using the DMAIC model to capture and visualize current staffing levels, workload demand, and map out a future state schedule that optimizes available staffing resources with workload demand.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss data-driven methods to capture workload.
  • Develop staffing models that align staffing schedule with workload demand
  • Illustrate how to Improve FTE productivity by aligning staffing levels with workload demand

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area ADM will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This Intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.