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    Our hospital bought out all of the PCPs in town and forced them to switch to our new computer system. Since the change, their output has really dropped, and we have felt it in the ER. There is talk that we will be opening a walk in clinic that we can send low aquity patients from the ER and it will also provide us with a place to send people for follow up care, such as wound rechecks, suture removals, etc, so they don’t have to come back to the ER.

    It hasn’t been decided who is going to staff this clinic. Personally I think it should be an ER doc and an ER nurse to maximize the output (we are used to the treat them and street them mentality,) but there is talk of a PCP, a mid-level, and then MAs.

    Does anyone work in a walk in clinic? How are you staffed and what is your throughput numbers when it is busy? (walk in clinic as opposed to urgent care clinic … I’m not sure what the difference is, but for legal reasons, we won’t have an urgent care clinic, but a walk in clinic.)

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    Stacy johnson

    I work in a walk-in outpt clinic I’m an LPN. We have resident doctors and we have attendings. We have different areas Internal/family medicine, Peds, OB/GYN, and ID. Each dept has about 2 MA’s 1-2 LPN and at least maybe 2 RN’s, I mainly work in the Internal med department we have 2-3 attendings in the AM seeing about 30 pts that morning and in the afternoon we have about 2 attendings and 4-5 residents. And about 30-40 pts. Fast pace and I absolutely love it!! They do have a triage area where we add pts to the schedule but they prefer you to have an appt. they will see you unless we think it really is better suited for the ED.

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    Michelle Merry

    Nurse practitioners would be perfect.


    i worked in a walk in clinic for a few years and loved it. We had 1 RN, 2 LPN’s, and 2 X-ray techs who worked under 2 doctors and 2 PA’s. We saw anywhere from 30 to 90 patients a day and treated everything from a sinus infection to stitches to broken bones. I really enjoyed the work environment. Some days were slow and some were non stop since it was walk in and not appointment based.

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