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- by TLS1 Oct 15, '12Question. I have been doing PRN Agency ER at the same facility since Feb12 after a few months I started getting schedule q 6wks. Now they are staffing up and my schedule keeps getting changed. What is the normal (ha ha) amt. of times most agency nurses get cancelled? Thanks!
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- Oct 17, '12 by zel_yuThere is no normal amounts of cancellation of shifts. If the regular staff vs acuity And floor census is adequate enough then there's no need to get agency nurses for that shift.
- Oct 20, '12 by kcmylornThat is the risk we agency nurses run. Why anyone would think agency is a 'glam job' and getting 'big buck' saaries is beyond me. I get so sick and tired of the grand majority of nursing not knowing what is realy going on thier own profession- I don't post here to often anymore.
- Oct 26, '12 by TLS1Quote from kcmylornOK UPDATEThat is the risk we agency nurses run. Why anyone would think agency is a 'glam job' and getting 'big buck' saaries is beyond me. I get so sick and tired of the grand majority of nursing not knowing what is realy going on thier own profession- I don't post here to often anymore.
Found out that they are micro focusing on this dept. to quit using agency and actually keep staff. So they floated ICU nurses to this ER and ran into problems then hired PRN staff and promised ,"bonus monies" however PRN RN come from other hospitals and aren't used to an ER where you have limited support so they don't stay. Then they declined to pay bonuses. To top it off they are trying to use the, "cheapest agency" which means they have nurses for one shift and they usually don't come back. So bottom line I'm taking shifts elsewhere and go when I'm called the same day. My agency out of there end pays a, aggravation bonus per shift. Even though it sounds crappy It caused me to become wicked efficient and develop relationships with MDs quickly. This helps me provide shorter patient stays in the ER for my patients and quicker admissions for those that do need to stay. So in the end it was a good run! I just need to flex until middle of December for vacation then back to school for another sprint. I have taken a PRN job at a new hospital and I'm not looking forward to the micromanaging that comes with it just a ER nurse making it work!!
- Dec 27, '12 by lmburtonThat is true