Pediatric Surgery Shifts

Before Your Shift

  • Review the Moonlighting policy and procedures and fill out the Request for Approval. This form must be filled out and signed by the program director prior to your shifts. Please bring your completed form to the chief’s office.
  • You must be 100% compliant by the quarterly deadlines to participate.
  • You must be a PGY 2, 3, or 4 to participate.
  • You are not allowed to break duty hours to work these shifts.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • This position is a 6P-6A in-house shift to help cover the pediatric surgery service; your role is to cover gaps in the APN service
  • Common consults will include post-op checks, floor consults. If the Surgery PGY3 is in the OR, they will ask you to lay eyes on NICU (usually NEC), PICU, and ER (abdominal pain, appendicitis, intussusception, pyloric stenosis, device issues) consults.
  • For these consults, you will examine the patient, assemble data, and call the attending pediatric surgeon.
  • Response to trauma will be to assist (turning patient, placing chest tubes, transportation to scanner/OR)
  • In terms of support, the following surgeons are in-house: The trauma attending, two PGY 4-5s- any of whom may be the first responder to a level 1 trauma, and a PGY 3 (who is first up for consults in the ER, NICU, and PICU)
  • Average night will have 2-4 consults