On Call / Weekends / Holidays

On Call / Weekends / Holidays

1. Emergency Psychiatry Services

AM shifts 8a-8p

PM shifts 8p-8a

Our night float system covers PM shifts during the week. PGY2 residents take 4-6 weeks of night float per year, broken up into 2 week blocks. Night float operates Sunday night through Thursday night 8p-8a. A PGY1 resident is present until 10pm.

PGY1  residents are responsible for 2 or fewer EPS shifts per month while off service, depending on their rotation.

Weekend AM and PM shifts are covered by either a PGY2 or PGY3 alongside a PGY1 resident.

PGY2 and PGY3 residents average 1-2 shifts per month and PGY1 residents average 3 shifts per month.

EPS holidays are covered by PGY2 residents alongside a PGY1 resident.

Residents choose their call in lottery fashion, so they do have some autonomy over their schedules.

2. Consult Services

PGY3 and PGY4 residents take pager call to cover the consult services at U of L and Norton Hospital at night and on the weekends. PGY3 and PGY4 residents average 3 weeks of consult coverage per year.

Consult holidays are covered by PGY3 residents.

3. Inpatient Services

Inpatient units on the weekends are covered by the residents rotating on the service during the week.  Depending on the number of residents on service, additional residents may be added to the weekend rounding pool to ensure residents are in compliance with duty hour requirements.

Inpatient holidays are covered by residents assigned to the inpatient unit during the month of the holiday.