Crna job hours and call

  1. I have read many posts on how flexible hours can be while others say you have to take a lot of call and stay until cases are done. I just got accepted into two programs and am expecting school to be grueling and a huge time commitment. but am trying to gauge how it would be like after coming out from school.

    The hospital im at, Crna's work a regular 7-5 schedule, no call/weekend/holidays. Would like to see how common this is.

    How likely is it to be able to get a job with no call or at least very minimal? I heard some hospitals offer no call, while bigger Hospitals with residents require call but it's also fairly easy to find residents to cover call.
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  2. Poll: What type of hours do you work as a crna?

    • Shift work (ex: 7-3, 7-7, etc) , usually out on time, NO call (either not required or able to give it up)

      20.00% 1
    • Leave when cases done, NO call

      20.00% 1
    • Shift work (ex: 7-3, 7-7, etc) , usually out on time, call required

      40.00% 2
    • Leave when cases done, Call required

      20.00% 1
    5 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 5 Comments

  4. by   wtbcrna
    If that is the kind of schedule you are looking for you most likely have to work in an outpatient Anesthesia area (surgery center, office sedation, gi Centers etc). You can find several of those types of jobs listed on gaswork.
  5. by   BigPappaCRNA
    The types of schedules and what your day looks like is as varied as anything else. I must disagree with wtb, as there are plenty of jobs out there, that are in hospitals, that do not have call. While I have not sought those out, it is really all I have ever known. There are night shift CRNA's. They work full time. My current job is in a huge, university hospital, and there are two CRNA's who split the nights. No call for anyone. Simple fact is, every single hospital, job, and group, will do their schedule a bit different. But if not taking overnight call is important to you, you should not have too much trouble finding a job like that.

    Keep in mind, however, that everything is a tradeoff. With no call may come less pay, less flexibility, less variety of cases, etc. There are very, very few perfect jobs out there. Just have to prioritize.
  6. by   wtbcrna
    Quote from BigPappaCRNA
    The types of schedules and what your day looks like is as varied as anything else. I must disagree with wtb, as there are plenty of jobs out there, that are in hospitals, that do not have call. While I have not sought those out, it is really all I have ever known. There are night shift CRNA's. They work full time. My current job is in a huge, university hospital, and there are two CRNA's who split the nights. No call for anyone. Simple fact is, every single hospital, job, and group, will do their schedule a bit different. But if not taking overnight call is important to you, you should not have too much trouble finding a job like that.

    Keep in mind, however, that everything is a tradeoff. With no call may come less pay, less flexibility, less variety of cases, etc. There are very, very few perfect jobs out there. Just have to prioritize.
    No problem. I'm not aware of too many day shift, no call, no holidays, no weekends at hospitals for CRNAs.
  7. by   offlabel
    And understand that the phrase "leave when cases are done" doesn't mean all day everyday. You take turns with your group being early, late and points in between. Call is wildly variable as well. I take every 5th weekend and about every 3rd night and while I can get nailed, most nights I am left completely unmolested.

    But this is all part of what training is all about. You actually are put into (hopefully) different practice settings and meet a lot of anesthesia people with a lot of different backrounds. It doesn't seem so confusing once you're at the point of looking for a job in anesthesia at the end of your training.

    You might be getting a little ahead of yourself.
  8. by   Bluebolt
    I'm doing rotations in a facility right now where the MDAs take all the call, work the nights and weekends/holidays. The CRNAs can help out if they just want to be nice but it isn't expected. This is probably a 500 bed hospital. A seperate group altogether handles OB. As mentioned above the pay is slightly less than the market average around here due to this lifestyle schedule for the CRNAs.

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