Hi everyone! I am in the process of creating an on call structure/schedule for our outpatient Fetal Nurse Coordinators. We are finally bringing all fetal intervention/fetal surgery to Boston Children’s Hospital and are preparing for large growth as interventions begin in the New Year.
I have been advised by my medical director that the on-call structure needs to be such that he has a fetal nurse coordinator available to help 24/7. During our normal business operations, the support is abundant, but I now need to factor in nights, weekends, holidays.
RN Fetal Coordinator on-call responsibilities will include:
-Taking phone calls (from home) about a potential intervention that needs to be evaluated
-Helping coordinate the patient arriving to the hospital and meeting surgeon for evaluation
-Activating the phone tree to alert the OR for an after-hours urgent fetal case
-Being available for after-hours calls from patients
-What other responsibilities do your RNs on call have??
We have never had a nursing on-call schedule, so I want to be thoughtful and equitable about this change for our nurses.
What do your centers do for on-call models?
Thank you in advance for your time and input!
Olivia Oppel, RN, Clinical Coordinator of Maternal Fetal Care Center at Boston Children's Hospital