I am a new LPN (graduated in Aug. '04). I am working the baylor plan at a LTC facility. However, I was the very first person ever hired there for the baylor shifts. I would like to know the benefits of any other establishment for the baylor shift workers. The facility I work at is as follows: Shift diff, weekend diff, work 12 get paid for 15 (three shifts per week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), no holidays/vacation. They also just instituted PTO where I work and I am not sure yet how that is going to work or if I'll get it.
I requested a Friday & Saturday off recently and was told that I'd have to find my own replacement. After 9 months of working EVERY weekend and never calling out/having been late needless to say I was unhappy. Especially after the DON had just told me that "we" were allowed 2 weekends off per year. Sorry for getting on my soapbox for a minute... anyway, I just really want to know what the benefits are normally of a baylor shift employee. Since I am a new nurse and working at a facility that is just now starting on the baylor plan I am a little unclear of what is to be expected (as I think they are as well). Thanks for your time!
Aug 1, '05
Quote from KimmieNEAL
Thanks for your reply... I did edit my post to make it a little easier to read.. I do work 36hrs/week and am considered full time. No other employee has to find their own replacement for a request day off.
I am Baylor (LOVE IT) and we work just Sat/Sun 12 hr shifts and get paid for 36. Considered full time, get full benefits, and I also have to find my own coverage. When I take a weekend off I have to use 18 hrs of PTO to cover each shift. We get 3 weekends off a year. Did I mention that I love it and that I wouldn't give it up for the world? :roll
Last edit by cardiacRN2006 on Aug 2, '05