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  • Timeliness. Please start on time. It is not the nurses' responsibility to page you.
  • If you start with a patient and then need to leave, let the appropriate attending know so that the patient is not left waiting. Delaying one patient often delays all the the remaining patients in the clinic.
  • Dress: Avoid scrubs. Look professional.
  • In order to protect patient confidentiality, you must refrain from discussing patient cases loudly in public areas or clinic hallways. Communication with patients about the specifics of their case should take place within exam rooms with doors closed and at a reasonable volume.
  • If you write a CIS note as you go and have to leave, you can forward the note to the attending. When you write your note, check CIS for more information if needed. Accurately summarize past pertinent data if a return patient. The resident is responsible for completing the office note into CIS following the appointment. You may need to complete your notes after clinic to stay on time.
  • Clinic notes will attest to the level of involvement of the resident and the faculty.
  • Notify the appropriate secretary via the CIS worklist of any and all followups, including the appropriate testing and/or labs to be arranged. Including all pertinent information, including the diagnosis.
  • Billing sheet should reflect what you did. The attending must then sign it.
  • All patients booked into the clinic must have an attending back-up. If you are booking a clinic appointment, it is your job to identify the attending when the patient is booked.
  • Attempt to maintain continuity. Ideally the same resident and the same attending should be seeing the patient.
  • Cystos: The attending must be present for the pertinent portion (this is the entire case for a diagnostic cysto).
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