Staffing to Workload in the Virus and Parasitology Labs

July 18, 2016

Presentation

This presentation describes the data components necessary to perform a staffing-to-workload analysis. Detail is provided regarding the necessary “time studies” to include in the analysis. After viewing a portion of an Excel spreadsheet containing the data and calculations, examples of improved laboratory management are presented.

Video Length: 13 min. 59 sec.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the necessary components required to perform a staffing-to-workload analysis.
  • List four different types of “time study” that should be included in a staffing-to-workload analysis.
  • Describe five ways that a staffing-to-workload analysis can assist with in laboratory management.

Intended Audience

This series is intended for laboratory administrators and managers, quality assurance and control staff, supervisors, and other laboratory personnel dedicated to continuous process improvement.

Faculty

Photo of John Sedarski
John Sedarski
Principal Systems Engineer
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Photo of Susan Schneider, SM, MT(ASCP)
Susan Schneider, SM, MT(ASCP)
Laboratory Supervisor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

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