"Thank you so very much for your program! In the past 3 months my life has changed. I am completing work at work now - what a novel idea! My weekends are also more open for family time as well"
Hi, I'm Sarah Smith, The Charting Coach and Practicing Rural Family Physician (including ER and Inpatients)
I would be delighted to help you with your charting, backlogs, inboxes and help you design a clinical day where you get home with today's work done.
I know you are doubting that change is possible, and that your situation is unique. However, with more than ONE THOUSAND HOURS of coaching a wide range of Physicians in the specific area getting home with their charting and paperwork done - I know that change is possible, even for you and I can help you.Watch the STOP CHARTING AT NIGHT Masterclass
Is clinical medicine sustainable ?
This is something I hear Physician's question every day.
I understand this question fully. I was that doctor who loved the patients BUT HATED the job. I wanted to leave Medicine due to the charting, paperwork, patient entitlement and administration expectations. It looked like 15 years in clinical practice and still unable to tell my family what time I could be expected to be home. Heading home at 6pm, hours after the last patient left, knowing that I still had hours left to do after family activities simmered down for the night.
I loved Clinical Decision Making, most of the Patients BUT Hated the job.
When I talk to clinicians I hear these same fears; "Does it ever get any better, Do I have to leave Medicine to make this hamster wheel stop?"
The "medical system" may or may not change, but you can't wait to find out. You need help NOW, in the clinical environment that you work, with the patients you see, with the administration you work under.
Help is available for you right now, despite the system that you find yourself.
When a high percentage of Physicians are looking for an exit strategy, there's a problem.
This is a Physician Led Solution to the problem, helping You find YOUR self preserving solutions to the clinical day.
Clinical medicine feels unsustainable when;
- The clinical day spreads into the evening, weekend and holidays.
- You are feeling disrespected or burdened by more and more demands
- You are required to get 5 stars on a Press Ganey score to unlock financial bonuses.
- You need to meet productivity units and face performance reviews if these are not met.
- You have loss of choice and autonomy in how you would choose to care for the patient
- There are not enough Physicians for the population and therefore patients are not attached and fall through cracks if healthcare and Physicians feel responsible
- When your job expectations, renumeration and position are at the mercy of government policy or employers
As I worked through the challenges in my clinical day I realized that I couldn't wait around for the system to change, and I didn't have to. It was and is possible to create sustainable clinical medicine within the clinical environment that you work right now.
That's what sustainable clinical medicine means to me - helping you find your solutions to create time for your life outside of Medicine, allowing you to stay in Clinical Medicine in a way that is sustainable for you. Yes it's possible and I can show you how.
I know you are doubting that change is possible, and that your situation is unique. That is why you need the Charting Coach - with more than ONE THOUSAND HOURS of coaching a wide range of Physicians specifically in the area of helping Physicians get home with their charting and paperwork done - I know that change is possible, even for you and I can help you.
Together we will work in any area of your clinical day that is stopping you getting home with today's work done. That could include;
- Learning to Chart after every patient
- Emptying those Inboxes Same Day
- Working with learners
- Training your team
- Running on time
- Leading your clinical encounters
- Creating a clinical week that works for you
Yes I am a Physician and I am still in active clinical practice as a Rural Family Physician with a full panel of more than 1000 patients, Rural Emergency Department shifts and Hospital Inpatients; in addition to helping hundreds of Physicians create sustainable clinical medicine for themselves.
And there is still time in my life for exercise, sleep, family dinners at the table, cooking supper, relaxed evenings and fun excursions with the family.