Casualisation: a Paradigm for Change
For two years I have worked as a manager in an agency that finds casual work for nurses or, depending on how you look at it, finds nurses to fill casual vacancies. From this position I have been able to view changes in the way "casual" nurses work and I believe that I am in a position to offer a new perspective on this style of working. There is an increasing casualisation of the workforce across all professional nursing practice. This trend to a new style of working provides challenges and opportunities for nursing practitioners.
- The legislative environment
- Nurses have a choice
- The manager-worker relationship
- To work and when to work: the worker's choice
- Terms and conditions
- Organisational change
- Towards a business-oriented approach
- The importance of matching need with skill
- The importance of an efficient data management system
- Establishing service costs
- What of the future?