Rotating Queue – INTERN Jeopardy Policy
- Jeopardy is called in order (1st, 2nd, then 3rd)
- After you have missed two or more days of your regular scheduled rotation, you go to the end of the queue (i.e. 1st -> 3rd).
- “Two days” is defined as 2 days of inpatient service, 2 nights of NF, 4 half-days of clinic, or 2 ED shifts.
- Example 1: You are jeopardized to cover Gens-I on Monday, and you then cover an ED shift on Tuesday. You now move to the back of the jeopardy queue
- However, if jeopardized, you will cover the service for the duration of that need. We need to maintain continuity.
- Example 2: You are jeopardized to Cards-I because your colleague has appendicitis. Your colleague is out for one week. You stay on Cards for the entire week. Once your colleague returns, you move to the end of the queue.
- Please keep your pager with you at ALL times during your jeopardy block.
- If paged, you are expected to respond within 15 minutes and be prepared to be in the hospital within 1 hour.
- You must NOT go out of town during jeopardy.
- Please note your obligations begin at 8am on the first day of your block and last until 8am the first day of the next block.
- Schedule switches:
- Preference is still for full block switches
- Residents should first attempt to identify a full block switch before looking into partial coverage
- Partial block coverage must be provided by the same covering resident
- The covering resident cannot have any other duties during that time (including clinic or MIOCs).
- Residents are responsible for finding their own jeopardy coverage but should run proposed coverage plans by the chiefs.
- Do not schedule Step 3, ACLS recertification, etc. during jeopardy