Write a project plan in Microsoft Project or Apple Merlin. Excel may be substituted as needed.
Examine your CLC Business Plan: Extract the distinct activities needed to start up the business: (a) Identify tasks needed to complete the project. (b) Develop a completion schedule. (c) Assign resources to project tasks.
Be creative. For example: If your plan calls for three nurses, you will need to plan for hiring, and training. Create arbitrary timelines for each activity. They could be very general (2 weeks to hire, 2 weeks to train) or they could dive much deeper (1 week to write hiring ad, 1 week to place ad, 2 weeks to accept applications, 1 week to review, 3 weeks for interviews, 1 week for offer-letters, 2 weeks to establish in HR system, etc.).
Important factors for consideration include:
• Patient flow
• Number of rooms needed
• Operating room (OR) equipment
• Sterilization equipment
• Office equipment
• Construction factors: contractor selection, timelines, permitting, licensing, architecture and interior design, etc.
• Volumes lost in main OR versus volume gain from outpatient environment and increased capacity
o Make the following assumptions per operating room:
• One RN
• One scrub tech
• Four pre-op RNs
• Four post-op RNs
• Two registration clerks
• One custodian
• Two sterilization clerks