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Half-Time Clinician

Practitioner works a minimum of 20 hours per week, but not exceeding 39 hours per week, for a minimum of 45 weeks per service year. The Practitioner must work no fewer than two workdays per week, and perform no more than 12 hours work in a 24-hour period.

For OB/GYNs, Certified Nurse Midwives, Family Medicine Physicians who practice obstetrics on a regular basis, providers of Geriatric Services, Pediatric Dentists, and Behavioral & Mental Health Clinicians:

  • At least 11 hours/week are spent providing direct patient care in the healthcare setting(s) at the approved service Site(s) during normally scheduled healthcare delivery hours. The remaining nine hours/week are spent providing healthcare services for patients or teaching at the approved Site(s), providing clinical services in alternative settings (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, shelters) as directed by the approved Site(s), or performing practice-related administrative activities. Teaching and practice-related administrative activities shall not exceed a total of four hours/week.

For all other Practitioners:

  • At least 16 hours per week are spent providing direct patient care in the healthcare setting(s) at the approved service Site(s) during normally scheduled office hours. The remaining four hours per week are spent providing healthcare services for patients or teaching at the approved Site(s), providing clinical services in alternative settings (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, shelters) as directed by the approved Site(s), or performing practice-related administrative activities. Teaching and practice-related administrative activities shall not exceed a total of four hours/week.
Subject to Section VI of the SHARP memorandum of agreement (MOA), no more than seven weeks (35 work days) per year may be spent away from the practice for any reason. Absences greater than seven weeks in a SHARP service year will extend the service commitment end-date proportionately. Hours worked in excess of that number of hours required for the minimum work week will not be applied to any other work week. Time spent “on call” does not count toward the minimum number of hours required per work week. If necessary, the practice will include hospital treatment coverage appropriate to meet the needs of the Practitioner’s patients of the approved Site and to ensure continuity of care. If the Practitioner’s submitted Quarterly Work Report indicates that less than “Half-Time” direct delivery of healthcare service occurred during the prior period, then the SHARP payment amount may be prorated.
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