St. John day-shift hospitalists are on call from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, typically on a seven-day on, seven-day off schedule in teams of two.
With exception of extended illness, maternity leave, etc., each team is responsible for their own coverage within their team.
The nocturnist/transfer program covers from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. The increased shift duration is offset with decreased shift numbers (12 per month) and higher pay for nocturnists. With this schedule, hospitalists are able to tailor their calendar with personal interests, activities and vacations.