Reply To: NP schedules/hours bench-marking

  • Lissa Pocze

    Member
    May 26, 2017 at 12:01 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?
    We have two NPs in our program and we only work outpatient, but by FTE we have 1.6 NP.  We each have 1 procedure/long infusion area day in our schedules.  We are a small/medium size program and we do not do BMT.
         – 1.0 FTE (10 hours x 4 days)
         – 0.6 FTE (6 hours x 2 days, 12 hours x 1 day).  

    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 only – we see 8-10 patients/day.  We have no cap.  We see our patients independently.
    On procedure days, where most procedures are done in the morning, we transition to seeing clinic patients in the afternoon.

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

    Do NPs see patients on the weekends?  Do they receive additional pay for this coverage?
    NA as we are outpatient only.

    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?
    We do not take call.

    Do you have NPs who are weekend only positions, PRN, or “floaters”? 
    NA as we are outpatient only.

    May I list your answers in a compilation document and share it with all who respond to this question?
    Yes, please!  We often consider adding a NP to our inpatient team, and bench mark information would be immensely valuable.  Thank you!

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    Lissa Pocze, CPNP
    Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Randall Children’s Hospital
    Portland, OR

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-23-2017 03:57 PM
    From: Emily Browne
    Subject: NP schedules/hours bench-marking

    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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