Every year, we post our Annual Compensation Survey to assess salaries and satisfaction across the United States. The short survey is completely confidential and only takes a few minutes to complete. We publish the results in the December issue, and while the results mostly consist of comments and charts, the comments in the article yield insight into how departments overcome and cope with challenges. For instance, in the 2009 survey here are some comments regarding workloads:
A CBET at a hospital in Oregon said, “Our workload is managed by keeping teamwork in our shop as a top priority. Our workflow is maintained by keeping communication open within our department and between directors and managers of critical departments. Cross training is also an essential part of our completing all tasks in a timely manner.”
A female CE underscored the understanding of her director as a key factor in keeping workloads among her colleagues manageable. “There are always projects waiting in the wings for us to work on when we are ready,” she said, “but they are not assigned to us unless we have the time to take them on.”
One BMET III said, “The workload is actually lower now that we have adopted a more risk-based program.”
As you can see, the survey provides solid information that your colleagues can use each day, so please take a few minutes to complete the survey (www.24x7mag.com/survey) to further spread ideas that can make a difference. Thank you in advance.