On paper, Michael Giannerini’s role with RSI seems straightforward: lead a team of professionals to implement and support the company’s OnSite, Case Management and Executive Search projects. In reality, however, the position of Vice President of Operations is anything but simple.
“Michael’s tasks are often extremely complicated and require a great deal of patience, organization, determination, and an eye for detail,” says Sharon Kushner, RN, BSN, MSN, RSI’s Professional Development & Quality Specialist, who collaborated with Giannerini to develop the company’s newest consultative programs. “Based on his personality, this is the ideal job for him, and he does it extremely well.”
Giannerini has accomplished a lot since joining RSI. Working closely with a variety of hospitals, ranging from small community facilities to large university systems, both in a unionized and non-unionized environment, he has helped clients achieve the following impressive results:
- Recruiting 422 nurses within a 14-month period for a 950-bed hospital in Washington, DC
- Reducing nurse vacancy rates from 10% to 3.27% in only eight months for a 248-bed magnet hospital
- Lowering average monthly agency usage by 1700 hours in a little more than seven months for a 437-bed university medical center
In addition, he has helped partner hospitals identify areas in which they can benefit from the introduction of recruitment best practices and process improvement to lower vacancy rates and temporary labor costs.
Giannerini also assists RSI with quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives. He is the co-developer of both the first OnSite consultative service, as well as RSI’s OnSite New Hire Orientation Program. And he serves as project leader for developing the RSI Applicant Tracking Online Database System.
Giannerini is a graduate of the University of Delaware – Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics.