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Vicki, 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
——————————————- 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 . ——————————————- Hello, 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 ——————————————-