Lines of Supervision

  • The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology attending’s are ultimately responsible for all aspects of patient care.
  • The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology attending’s supervise the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellow’s in performance of all procedures, such as bone marrow aspirates, bone marrow biopsies, and lumbar punctures.
  • The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology attending is ultimately responsible for supervising care delivered by intern and resident physicians. As fellows progress, they may at times conduct rounds with the housestaff without direct faculty supervision. Immediately after these rounds, however, the fellow will review with the attending decisions made during rounds. This will provide the attending with an understand of the fellows capability in independent decision making. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellow’s may evaluate patients with residents. The fellow’s may evaluate the residents.
  • The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology attending is ultimately responsible for supervising care delivered by physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The fellow may deliver care in collaboration with the PA’s and PNP’s.
  • Problems related to the training program/education should be referred to the Program Director.
  • Problems related to staff or patient care should be referred to the Division Chief.