Reply To: Schedules/Compensation

  • Elizabeth Sonnenblick

    December 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    See ansers below.  I would be interested in the results

    Elizabeth Sonnenblick, CPHON, CPNP, MSN, RN
    St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center
    Paterson, NJ
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-29-2014 05:13 PM
    From: Emily Browne
    Subject: Schedules/Compensation

    The following questions are regarding the schedules and compensation of nurse practitioners (NP) (or physician assistants) seeing pediatric hem/onc patients at your institution. 

    What is a typical schedule for NPs (e.g. 5 days a week, 8 hours/day; 4 days a week, 10 hours/day) in the outpatient and inpatient settings?                          inpatient is 5 days, outpatient is 4 days (10 hr days)

    What types of inpatients do NPs see (e.g chemo only; any hem/onc inpatient)            any heme/onc patient

    Do NPs see patients on the weekend?  Inpatient only?  Do they receive additional pay for this coverage?    No NP coverage on the weekend

    Do NPs take call?  Phone availability only or are they physically present in the hospital?  How often?  Do they receive additional pay for this coverage?         NPs don’t take call

    Do you have NPs who are weekend only positions or who are PRN or “floaters”?       No

    What is a typical patient load for NPs in the outpatient setting?  Inpatient setting?  Do you have limits for the number of patients an NP can see?        No limits.  Number of patients varies.  NPs also do education and give discharge calendars to patients that may have been seen by somebody else.  Outpatient NP does most of the procedures

    Do you have any NPs in a consult role (e.g. infectious disease NP seeing hem/onc patients only)?     No


    Thank you so much for any feedback you can provide.

    Emily Browne, CPNP
    Dir of Professional Development
    St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States