Duty Doctor and Nursing

Dress code of Duty Doctor:

Duty Doctor has to wear decent and presentable cloths. He /she has to wear white apron when ever is on duty. He /she has to wear Duty Doctor batch on apron.

Shift for Duty Doctors:

Duty Doctors have to work on three shifts by rotation.

I Shift         9AM-3PM

II Shift        3PM-9PM

III Shift       9PM-9AM

They have to come 10-15 minutes early and take detail charge from outgoing duty doctor.

Shift for Nursing Staff:

Nursing Staff have to work on three shifts by rotation.

I Shift         8AM-4PM

II Shift        12PM-8PM

III Shift       8PM-8AM

They have to come 10-15 minutes early and take detail charge from outgoing nursing staff.

Duties of a duty doctor/Nursing Staff:

  1. Regularity in doing all shift duties in the wards.
  2. After admission of every new patient in a ward the duty doctor/nursing staff of that ward must write the case sheet and inform the admission to the concerned consultant.
  3. Receive instructions from the consultants and follow the instructions.
  4. They must know their team members and have team spirit to manage the patients according to the advice of the consultants.
  5. They must recognize the critical cases and inform the consultants and intensivists.
  6. They have to be very careful in discharging the duties at casualty, ICU

Patient Caring Policy:

  1. They must recognize the MLCs and send the intimation to the police station.
  2. Follow the instructions regarding the investigations of the patients and intimate the results to the consultants.
  3. Take proper care in shifting the cases from wards and while receiving the cases from other wards.
  4. Follow special instructions for OT cases regarding preoperative, post operative situations.
  5. While injecting drugs, be careful about the trade name and chemical names of the drugs. If in doubt, get the doubt cleared from the consultants or senior duty doctors or authorities.
  6. About MLC death cases, inform the RMO or authorities, consultants and the police.
  7. The duty doctor/nursing staff should maintain discipline and abide by the rules and regulations of the hospital.
  8. The duty doctor/nursing staff should attend the CME programs.
  9. The safety of the patients should be the prime concern in the care of the patients.
  10. Should not show negligence in attending to the patient and avoid legal procedure.
  11. Discharge card should be up-to-date. Inform in writing in the prescribed forms the births and deaths promptly to the RMO.
  12. You should know the basics of hospital waste management.
  13. Listen to the opinion of the patients, their attendants, of the public and take suitable measures to inform the concerned.