Reply To: NP schedules/hours bench-marking

  • Vicki Schaefers

    Member
    May 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

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

    8 hour days, both inpatient and outpatient.  Our NP’s work a variety of FTE’s from 1.0-0.6

    What is a typical patient load for NPs in the outpatient setting?  Inpatient setting?  Do you have any caps on the number of patients an NP can see? 

    Outpatient – can see up to 10 patients a day – allowed on schedule, no real cap as can be double booked.  Most often volume is 7-8 patients a day

    Inpatient – sees 5-6 patients a day

    What types of patients do NPs see in the inpatient setting (e.g chemo only; any hem/onc/bmt inpatient)?

    We don’t have BMT but our NP’s can see any patient who is hospitalized.  They will see patients in the ICU, ill patients on the floor and patients getting chemo

    Do NPs see patients on the weekends?  Do they receive additional pay for this coverage?

    Yes and they get a day back for each weekend they round. 

    Do NPs take call?  Is this phone availability only or are they physically present in the hospital?  How often?  Do they receive additional pay for this coverage?

    Yes, but we are looking to go to a hemonc hospitalist model for 24-7 coverage in the hospital and that person would answer outpatient calls as well.  They do this from home.  2 nights a month.  They get a day back for each call night.

    Do you have NPs who are weekend only positions, PRN, or “floaters”? 

    No

    May I list your answers in a compilation document and share it with all who respond to this question?

    Yes, I would love the compilation document.

    Vicki Schaefers, MS, RN, CNP-AC/PC  
    Clinic Manager
    Cancer & Blood Disorders
    Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
    2530 Chicago Avenue South
    Mailstop CSC 175
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Clinic: 612-813-5940
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    Email:  vicki.schaefers@childrensMN.org
     

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    Hi everyone, 
    I’m doing some bench-marking re: NP schedules, hours, etc. Please answer the following:  

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

    What is a typical patient load for NPs in the outpatient setting?  Inpatient setting?  Do you have any caps on the number of patients an NP can see? 

    What types of patients do NPs see in the inpatient setting (e.g chemo only; any hem/onc/bmt inpatient)?

    Do NPs see patients on the weekends?  Do they receive additional pay for this coverage?

    Do NPs take call?  Is this phone availability only or are they physically present in the hospital?  How often?  Do they receive additional pay for this coverage?

    Do you have NPs who are weekend only positions, PRN, or “floaters”? 

    May I list your answers in a compilation document and share it with all who respond to this question?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Emily

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    Emily Browne, CPNP
    Dir of Professional Development & Advanced Practice
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
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