That’s some flexible hospitalist position

Couz talks about the hospitalist position she took in Canada:

But then the same little hospital that had been courting me to work in emerg presented another option– they are currently desperate for hospitalist coverage. I can come in for as long as I want, as many days a week as I want and they’ll pay me $130/hr to see as many inpatients as I can. They don’t seem to care if I see everyone or only a few people, they just want to take the pressure off the ‘on call’ physicians. So I wouldn’t be responsible for call at all. The on-call doc would follow-up on any tests I order, and since they send anything more unstable or critical than urosepsis or pneumonia to the centre where I am doing my ER training, the patients are usually straightforward.

Flexible hours and the ability to see “as many or as little” patients as you want. Sounds like a good gig.

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