Day / Night in the Life of a Nocturnist
Responsibilities and challenges
The patient assignment process can be difficult and complex, especially when you want to create rounding lists that make sense for physicians and for patient care. The last thing you want is your physicians rounding on patients on multiple floors or units; missing a patient; or not evenly balancing workloads amongst hospitalists. But unfortunately, these challenges are the reality for a lot of hospitalists today. Many physicians themselves – especially nocturnists – have to spend hours on the patient assignment process once their shift is over, which is labor and time intensive. In this infographic, check out a sample day in the life of a nocturnist who is tasked with creating the patient assignment list and how we helped nocturnists at Northwell Health improve their patient assignment process, so they spend a few minutes on the list, instead of a few hours.