Reply To: Scheduling/Staffing for Providers

  • Amy Forsythe

    February 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I cannot relate.  We have 2 NPs and 7 MDs.  We take heme and onc patients but are looking at splitting at least the doctors.  I think it may be easier for me to continue to do both but will have to see what happens.  Both of us are full-time.  I think it’s hard to get a smooth schedule when you have so many part-time people unless they consistently work the same shifts.  Good luck!

    Amy Forsythe
    Madison, MS
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-12-2014 05:40 PM
    From: Vicki Schaefers
    Subject: Scheduling/Staffing for Providers

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: APHON Open Forum and Advanced Practice Nurses .
    We are struggling with our provider scheduling.  We currently have 14 MD’s, 12 NP’s, divided between hematology and oncology and then some subdivision into teams in those groups.  For example leukemia/lymphoma, solid tumor, neuro oncology and then hemophilia and sickle cell disease.

    We do not have residents and our NP’s and MD’s cover both inpatient/outpatient/call/weekends and evening clinics.  Most of the NP’s are part time 3-4 days per week.  Some of the MD’s are part time 3-4 days a week. With vacation, meetings and days off, scheduling is cumbersome and chaotic at best.  We have a scheduling system, which helps some, but still is a burdensome job.    

    Anyone have a great system for scheduling?  It would be great to hear from someone who has a similar situation, but all input is welcome.  Thanks from chilly Minnesota!
    Vicki Schaefers, RN, CNP-Peds
    Children’s Hospital & Clinics of MN
    Minnapolis MN
    United States