# ECO 605 Assignment 7.1: Calculating Personnel Hours

## ECO 605 Assignment 7.1: Calculating Personnel Hours

Value: 15 points

### Introduction

In this assignment, you will calculate and interpret personnel hours for a hospital unit. Use the Assignment 7.1 Document (Word) (Links to an external site.) to record your responses.

Table 7.1 provides personnel numbers for a unit in a hospital.

Table 7.1

Categories of Work HoursNumber of Hours
Direct hours3,108
Indirect hours928
Non-productive hours760
UOS or HPPD436
Survey period14

### Assignment Guidelines

Part One:

Use the provided data in table 7.1 to calculate and interpret in writing the following figures for the unit:

1. Total worked (or productive) hours
2. Total paid hours
3. Total direct hours (or variable) worked per UOS or HPPD
4. Total indirect (or fixed) worked hours per UOS or HPPD
5. Total worked (or productive hours) per UOS or HPPD
6. Total paid hours per UOS or HPPD
7. Average daily UOS

Part Two:

Assume a hospital unit records 2,036 full-time hours and 326 part-time hours within one week. How many full-time equivalents (FTE’s) does this unit have?

Explain what happens to the supply curve for an output-maximizing firm if it increases the quality of their visits.

### Submission

Your document should be named using the following convention: Last name_First name_Assignment_7.1

Submit your assignment and review full grading criteria on the Assignment 7.1: Calculating Personnel Hours page.

# Assignment 7.1: Calculating Personnel Hours

Table 7.1 provides personnel numbers for a unit in a hospital.

 Categories of Work Hours Number of Hours Direct hours 3,108 Indirect hours 928 Non-productive hours 760 UOS or HPPD 436 Survey period 14

Part One:

Use the provided data in table 7.1 to calculate and interpret in writing the following figures for the unit:

1. Total worked (or productive) hours
2. Total paid hours
3. Total direct hours (or variable) worked per UOS or HPPD
4. Total indirect (or fixed) worked hours per UOS or HPPD
5. Total worked (or productive hours) per UOS or HPPD
6. Total paid hours per UOS or HPPD
7. Average daily UOS

Part Two:

Assume a hospital unit records 2,036 full-time hours and 326 part-time hours within one week. How many full-time equivalents (FTE’s) does this unit have?

Explain what happens to the supply curve for an output-maximizing firm if it increases the quality of their visits.

## Summary

Nurse leaders must balance cost-effectiveness and the quality of care provided in their departments. In this lesson, the tools for monitoring staffing budgets were presented. The lesson covered patient volume, work intensity, workload measures, full-time equivalent, productive cost per patient day, and the nonproductive budget. These tools allow nurse managers to use their staff resources efficiently and effectively while giving patients safe and first-rate care.

## Week 7: Budgeting, Scheduling, and Daily Staffing for Acute Nursing Units

Nurse leaders are responsible for the labor resources of their cost centers. This lesson provides nurse leaders with the tools to budget for these labor costs. Essential budget components such as unit of service (UOS), work intensity, cost center, and hours per patient day or unit of service will be defined. A key issue, which will be analyzed, is the difference between worked (productive) hours, nonproductive hours, and total paid hours. We will also define productive cost or dollar per patient day, which is a key component of maintaining fiscal accountability. Within this discussion, the nonproductive budget will be described.

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## Lesson 1: Budgeting, Scheduling, and Daily Staffing for Acute Nursing Units

Assignment Rubric
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4 to >2 pts
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Provides adequate explanation of rationales, but conclusions could be supported more strongly using course materials. There is a connection between explanations and concepts from the lessons but this connection is not always strong or clear.

2 to >0 pts
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4 to >2 pts
Nearly Meets Expectations

Contains several errors in grammar, spelling, and/or APA format.

2 to >0 pts
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Contains many errors in grammar, spelling, and APA format.

/ 5 pts
Total Points: 0

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