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Welcome to the COVID19 Labor Pool

 

 

  

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Upstate activated a Labor Pool to organize and deploy staff in various roles; there are staffing needs in direct patient care roles and non-clinical labor needs. Reassignments, daily deployments and special projects are necessary to ensure continuity of patient care and services.

 

 

How do Managers supply staff to the Labor Pool?

Reassignments - Manager has one or more employees to assign for one or more pay periods

  • Complete Labor Pool Self Serve Application for each employee.
  • Labor Pool will reassign the employee based on operational needs and employee skill set

Daily Deployments - Manager has one or more employees available to work one shift 

  • Manager contacts Labor Pool Coordinator in real time (vocera: “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator,” or dial 41400 “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator”) or email labor_pool@upstate.edu
  • Labor Pool Coordinator will deploy the employee based on current operational needs and employee skill set

Special Projects - Employees and students are needed to help with special projects at both campuses. Anyone who would like to sign up for a shift should inform their manager. 

  • Managers will sign up staff through labor pool website Kronos or by contacting the Labor Pool Coordinator  in real time (vocera: “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator,” or dial 41400 “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator”) or email labor_pool@upstate.edu

How do Managers request staff from the Labor Pool?

Non-clinical labor needs

  • Manager contacts Labor Pool Coordinator in real time (vocera: “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator,” or dial 41400 “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator”) or email labor_pool@upstate.edu.
  • The Labor Pool Coordinator will guide the manager in the next steps based on duration and intensity of need.

Clinical labor needs

Immediate needs

  • Manager contacts Labor Pool Coordinator in real time (vocera: “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator,” or dial 41400 “Call Labor  Pool Coordinator”) or email labor_pool@upstate.edu

Anticipated future needs

  • Manager contacts nursing director and updates RN details and NBO of staffing levels and vacancies.

To contact the COVID-19 Labor Pool:

Using Vocera: request 'Labor Pool Coordinator'

From Phone to Vocera: Call 315-464-1400 and ask for Labor Pool Coordinator

Via email: labor_pool@upstate.edu


To sign-up for: PPE/Safety Coach

Click Here to go to the COVID-19 Labor Pool Sign-ups

 

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