Night Float

First Year

The night float shift is from Sunday-Thursday night from 6pm-8am. All weekends are free from call. The first year’s responsibilities include:

  • Postpartum rounds with the chief resident at 7:15am
  • Obstetric triage
  • Management of uncomplicated labor
  • Spontaneous vaginal deliveries
  • Primary cesarean deliveries
  • Medical and surgical management of miscarriages

Second Year

The night float shift is from Sunday-Thursday night from 6pm-8am. All weekends are free from call. The second year’s responsibilities include:

  • Coverage of benign gynecology and gynecology oncology patients
  • Gynecology consults
  • Emergency gynecological surgeries, i.e., ectopic pregnancy, ovarian torsion, miscarriages
  • Morning rounds with the Gynecology Oncology service, including presentation of patients to the rounding fellow

Third Year

The night float shift is from Sunday-Thursday night from 6pm-8am. All weekends are free from call. The third year’s responsibilities include:

  • Management of all patients on Labor and Delivery, supervision of the intern’s management and primary management of high risk patients and maternal transfers from surrounding hospitals
  • Management and supervision of triage patients
  • Consultant for the emergency department
  • Supervision of interns and medical students during spontaneous vaginal deliveries
  • Operative vaginal deliveries
  • Cesarean deliveries
  • Call coverage for antepartum patients
  • Presentation of labor and delivery patients during attending rounds each morning at 7:15am

Chief Year

The night float shift is from Sunday-Thursday night from 6pm-8am. All weekends are free from call. The chief’s responsibilities include:

  • General supervision of all resident activities on Labor and Delivery and the Gynecology service
  • Supervision of obstetric triage
  • Assist junior residents during operative vaginal deliveries, cesarean deliveries, and during the surgical treatment of miscarriages
  • Perform and assist the gynecology resident with emergent surgeries
  • Management and disposition of obstetric and gynecology consults with the respective resident
  • Supervision of medical student activities and education on night shifts