We have a new feature for our hygienist and assistant members! There is now the ability to set your Availability Schedule for the coming two weeks and if an office posts a shift that is within the criteria you set, they can instantly book you in for that shift, at your rate.
This feature is currently only available to our Pro, Elite, and our Actively engaged members (must have successfully completed 6 shifts in the last 30 days). The reason for this is, with the first version of this, there will ultimately be some things we need to tweak, so it is only available to people who are currently using the app consistently enough to keep their schedule up to date, to ensure commitments aren't broken.
- How this feature works -
You will Activate the Availability Schedule by watching a video Dr. James Younger created explaining how the feature works. Then, you will set your Global Settings (hourly rate you would be booked in at, the farthest you are willing to drive for a shift, and the shortest length of a shift you would be willing to take). Then, you can set your daily settings by clicking on a shift date (only available for the future two weeks) and clicking "Set/Edit Insta-book Schedule". From there, you set the Earliest and Latest time you would be willing to work for that specific day.
Once you have successfully set your schedule for a day, a purple badge will appear on the calendar date. Now, if an office posts a shift on that calendar date that is within the criteria you set for your Global Settings and Daily settings, that office can instantly book you in for the shift! It's as easy as that :) No more waiting for an offer to be accepted or getting frustrated because your offers are expiring.
When an office books you in, you will receive a text message and there is a 15minute window where you can decline that offer. Now keep in mind, you need to accept 75% of all Insta-Bookings, to keep this feature active. After the 15minute window, the shift will automatically confirm and you and the office will receive your confirmation emails/texts :)
And just so you know! When you have your availability set, you can still send in offers to other shifts as normal as well - as soon as you get booked in for any shift, any other offers or your set availability, will be automatically removed so you cannot get double booked.
With this feature, because an office can instantly book you in, we have added fuel allowances based on the distance you may have to drive to the shift.
If an office uses this feature to book you in for a shift, you get a fuel allowance automatically added to your invoice based on the distance:
21 - 45km/mi: $7.50
As with everything, this is just the first version of this feature and as our members use it, we will tweak it to best fit the needs of our members, so please be generous with feedback! :)