Harbor:Jeopardy Policy

Jeopardy System

Definitive policy

  • Criteria for activation of Jeopardy
    • Intended for personal illness, injury, or family deaths/illnesses
    • Not appropriate to be used for vacations, shift swaps, car problems, doctors/dentist appointments, moonlighting conflicts, any event known more than 24 hours in advance.
  • Activation of Jeopardy
    • Contact the appropriate covering resident based on the below defined order
      • First contact jeopardy from your own class
      • Next in line varies based on type of shift, for Junior shifts the most junior resident should be contacted first. For senior shifts the most senior resident should be contacted first
    • Notify Program Coordinator or Program Director
    • If the activating resident is unable to work for more than 2 days he/should notify Program Director immediately to begin working on long term coverage/leave.
  • Jeopardy at Long Beach Memorial
    • We maintain jeopardy coverage for LBM from our own resident pool (unlike VA/St Marys/White). From the Harbor side, please follow the same jeopardy activation protocols and rules.
    • Once you have rotated or onboarded with LBM, you will be active until your date of graduation.
    • If a resident has not been at LBM in 120 days their EPIC access becomes "inactive" which can be reactivated with a call to help desk (562-933-9450).
    • If there are any issues with them restating access, it can be done remotely by contacting the LB coordinator.
    • You can keep your badge after rotation, it will work for parking, if you do not still have your badge, you can use the intercom on your way out and tell them you're an MD on your last day to be let out.
    • If jeopardy call is an R3 that has not yet rotated or onboarded at LBM, they will cover the corresponding Harbor ED shift, and a suitable resident from Harbor ED will cover LBM.

While on Jeapordy

  • Must not be more than 2 hours from the hospital (from time called to arrival)
  • Must have phone on and available for contact 24/7
  • Must return missed phone calls or messages within 1 hour
  • Must be physically and mentally (ie sober) capable of working a shift at all times
  • Must have a backup plan for other responsibilities during jeopardy (such as childcare)
  • Cannot moonlight during jeopardy, subject to revoking of moonlighting privileges
  • Cannot turn down requests made in good faith by other residents
  • ED coverage takes priority over all other elective, selective, admin, ortho or EMS responsibilities
  • If first call doesn't respond, call second

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