I have just started a new role as a in-patient NP in the dept of urology (surgical service). For the past 3 years I have been doing clinic work so this in-patient stuff is a whole new world! So today I was told that I would be doing all the out-patient refills, lab results, phone triage etc. What! I am busy running around the hospital, when do I have time to call Sally about her labs and what the next step in her plan is? I have never even met Sally! The MD said, that's what "mid-levels" are for! Really, that stuff should be handled by the provider caring for the patient (in the clinic)!! Am I wrong for thinking that this should NOT be part of my role? This is a new job for me so I don't want to come across to too "No Way"!