Current Call Policy
- There are no current plans for junior residents to do a consecutive 24-30 (overnight) hour in-house calls on primary Nebraska Medicine Psychiatric Services
- For other rotations, the resident will be on the home department or institution's call schedule and will follow ACGME policies regarding duty hours.
Psychiatric Emergency Services
- Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) is a full clinical service with dedicated faculty and staff that operates 24/7 and is not dependent on trainees.
- PGY-1 residents will do one required month of Emergency Psychiatry; PGY-4 residents will also be required to do one month of Emergency Psychiatry.
- While on the PES rotation, residents PES shifts will run Monday through Friday noon-8:00 PM
- For all residents, there will be Short Call shifts in the PES:
- PGY-1 residents will alternate covering Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:00PM-10:00PM; each intern will do approximately 39 short calls throughout the year (less than one a week). The resident assigned to PES for the month will preferentially take Wednesdays and extend their day by 2 hours.
- PGY-2 residents will cover Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00PM-10:00PM; each PGY-2 resident will do approximately 26 short calls per year (every other week)
- Senior residents will be required to cover Abbreviated Night Shift:
- One PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents will cover Friday from 5:00PM to Saturday 8:00AM. (Shifts will be split evenly among all senior residents and will be less than approximately once per month)
- All moonlighting activities must be approved by the Program Director.
- Residents may not moonlight in the first year.
- Residents must score in the top 50th percentile on the Psychiatry Resident-In-Training Exam (PRITE).
- A full state medical license is required for any moonlighting activities. (Temporary Educational Permits do not fulfill this requirement.)
- Hours spent moonlighting count towards resident duty hours, and the total number of hours must not exceed 80 hours/week
- UNMC provides professional liability coverage for moonlighting residents
Vacation and Leave
- 20 working days of vacation per academic year
- 5 days of paid professional leave for approved meetings
- 12 days of sick leave in the first and second year; 180 days after 24 months of employment
- Maternity and paternity leave for birth/adoption of child
- Residents are eligible for FMLA immediately upon employment with UNMC
- The department will provide a $1,500 travel stipend per year to attend approved educational conferences or meetings
- Stipend does not carry over from year to year
- Department may increase stipend if the resident has an accepted abstract or obtains organizational leadership requiring attendance
- Comprehensive group health, dental, optical and life insurance options
- Malpractice insurance is provided
- Explanation of Benefits