Fox 5 San Diego: New App Allows Nurses to Pick Up Open Shifts at Short-Staffed Hospitals
Aya ICU RN, Chantal, is a native San Diegan and one of our many “gig nurses.” As a gig nurse, Chantal has the flexibility to care for her young children while studying to become a family nurse practitioner. Chantal uses an app called Shifts to find open shifts at our local hospitals. With just a swipe, she’s able to choose when and where she want to work. Similar to Uber, she can turn the app on and off, she has complete control over her schedule.
Sophia Morris, EVP, Client Fulfillment and Strategy Teams at Aya shares, “The nurses easily see our jobs. They’re able to one click in our technology to view what they’re interested in and it helps connect our hospital systems with really qualified and high quality clinicians.”
Hospitals in San Diego have turned to an app called “Shifts” to help alleviate the nursing shortage. The app functions like “Uber” for nurses, allowing them to pick up shifts at hospitals directly from their phones. ICU nurse Chantal Chambers, who was feeling burned out and finding it harder to stay in healthcare, found the app to be a helpful solution.
She can now easily view available shifts and pick them up with one swipe, giving her more flexibility and freedom. Aya Healthcare, the company behind the app, has seen a 54% increase in the number of gig shifts filled by nurses through the app in the past year.