Faculty Inpatient Service (FIS)
The Faculty Inpatient Service (FIS) is a direct care hospitalist service at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) staffed by UCSF internal medicine physicians within the Division of Hospital Medicine (DHM). FIS delivers care for approximately a third of all patients admitted to the Medicine Service. In addition, FIS provides co-management support to the Orthopedic Surgical Service as well as general medical consultations for all other clinical services throughout ZSFG.
The Faculty Inpatient Service is covered by five hospitalists over three shifts. The day shift consists of two physicians providing direct patient care and one physician providing consultative and co-management support from 7 am to 5 pm. The swing shift consists of one physician that is responsible for triaging, admitting new patients, cross-covering existing patients and providing in-house attending support for the residency program from 1 pm to 10 pm. Lastly, the night shift consists of one nocturnist, who is responsible for distributing the overnight admissions between the Faculty and Resident Inpatient Services, in addition to the aforementioned duties delineated under the swing shift from 9 pm to 9 am.
The core tenets of the service include providing high value care to our underserved patient population, establishing strong interdisciplinary relationships, and creating quality improvement initiatives to enhance the environment we practice in and the experience we share as healthcare providers. Finally, we aim to learn and educate ourselves and others regarding the social determinants of health and how we can better support our patients within the safety net of the city of San Francisco.