Associate provider (PA or NP) obligations will include: inpatient rounding, inpatient and ED consultations, surgical assisting, and outpatient evaluations. On any given day, specific responsibilities may vary. Scheduled OR cases or scheduled outpatient clinic should take precedent over issues that come up in the hospital, unless specifically directed. Associate providers should share equally in all responsibilities. While some associate providers may have specific areas of interest we want to promote, we also want flexibility and ability for any associate provider to perform any of the aforementioned tasks.
Work Hours: Normal weekday hours are 7AM to 4PM or 8AM to 5PM, depending on tasks for the day. Our goal is to complete work as efficiently as possible, and it’s fine for associate providers to leave the hospital campus when work is complete. That said, if work is not complete, we expect associate providers to be willing to stay to help complete needed tasks, ongoing surgical procedures, etc. The goal is to work as a team to complete the work so everyone can leave.
Call Obligations: The goal is ultimately to have a department of 5 associate providers who share equally in call obligations. Until that time, we will rotate call among the available providers, understanding that at no time will a provider be on call more than 1:4.