I am a nurse manager for a busy surgical unit that has 4 charge nurses, 40 staff nurses, 8 travel nurses (interim, contract laborers) and 8 support personnel. I have already been meeting with my charge nurses every week (not even knowing what 1/1's were) but now that I've discovered manager-tools, I'm trying to figure out a way to make this work for all my staff. Honestly, I don't see this happening. My staff work extremely variable hours and it's difficult to get face-time with all of them.
Recently, I had an issue arise that had to be reported to the state. After my root cause analysis, part of my action plan was to speak to all personnel face-to-face to discuss the issue, ramifications, cost factor, etc ... Unfortunately, I have been working on this for about three weeks and have still not been able to meet with everyone yet.
I've been coming in early and staying late, as well as, scheduling appointments; however, if a patient is not doing well then I can't pull a staff member from the floor so it has been quite challenging.
Are 1/1's do-able in this type of environment?