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  1. NurseFries

    Family Practice - overworked

    Go to your managers boss and express your concerns. If your practice manager (who is probably not clinical) isn't going to support you, then go above her head. Document everything you told you manager and all the issues you see.
  2. Hello, I work at an outpt clinic in a huge medical organization that is VERY understaffed. I work 3 days a week and another nurse works 5 days a week. We are currently looking to hire another part-time nurses like myself and a full-time nurse to take the place off the other full time nurse who got promoted. Us nurses do all the phone triaging, refills, prior auth medications, answer email messages from pt's, prepare orders, preop pt's for procedures, admin sedation in the procedure room, and monitor/post op pts. We do a lot of other things as well. We do not have a call center. We (nurses) take about 40-70 calls a day and have anywhere from 3-6 procedures a day. There are usually 2-3 docs in a day who see anywhere from 12-22 pt's day each, plus procedures. There are 4 - 5 Fellow MD's a day too. The MA's only room pt's and do UDS. They can do a lot more, but are not reliable. We are working on that. So, my questions is this. How does your clinic run and what are the nurses responsibilities? I am looking for examples for our clinic. I am seriously losing my mind due and feeling burned out. I feel like I am doing task after task and working at the bottom of my license. Thanks!