In a total of 250-500 words, respond to the questions located in the Home Care scenario.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
HOME CARE Scenario
Type of care provided
Care in this capacity can range from a short-term to long-term based upon the changing needs of the patient. Patient age can range from pediatric to elderly. Care can be provided in the patient’s private home, group home, or assisted living setting. Medical homes fall into this category and are a new focus of Accountable Care Organizations through the Affordable Care Act of 2010.
What steps would you, as the Director of Human Resources, take to rectify this issue?
In your capacity as the Director of Human Resources, develop a plan for how you would conduct an internal and external wage analysis of your organization and respond to the impact this would have on the organization.
As the Director of Human Resources within a home care environment, you are responsible for the administration of the organization’s labor budgets. Your Director of Clinical Services, who has a MSN, has presented some challenges regarding the compensation of her staff.This specific assisted nursing facility focuses on long-term care, providing approximately 500 nursing and support personnel who deliver direct and indirect care to approximately 225 patients representing various stages of acuity and need for nursing care. Your overall labor budget represents approximately 60% of expense revenue.
The Director of Clinical Service complains that several of her registered nurses are threatening to leave the organization, allegedly because a competitor nearby pays their nurses higher wages. In fact, Director of Clinical Service asks for an across-the-board immediate pay adjustment of an additional $5.00 an
hour for the nurses. She is awaiting a response from you before the day is over.