CRNAs and 40-Hour Weeks

  1. Do most CRNAs work a standard 40-hour per week?
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   piper_for_hire
    There are two schedules where I work - a 24 and a 16, or a 24 and two 8s. But there are also some people who do call only and part time.

    -S
  4. by   jwk
    Personally, I think if you come out of school expecting a 40-hr work week, you have picked the wrong profession.
  5. by   heartICU
    Quote from Chicagoan
    Do most CRNAs work a standard 40-hour per week?
    Depends on where you work. You can find almost any combination of hours you want.
  6. by   piper_for_hire
    There are plenty of surgical centers around here with 40 hour weeks. Those places usually like clockwork since there are no emergencies and everything is scheduled.

    -S
  7. by   EmeraldNYL
    One of the jobs I was offered is a 40 hr work week, no call, no weekends, no holidays. Obviously it pays a little less then if you take call, but it just depends on what you want out of a job and what kind of lifestyle you want. There are also jobs out there that require minimal call as well.
  8. by   nilepoc
    All of the CRNAs where I work are on forty hour weeks. We self schedule and work any combo of shifts. though no one works a 24 and a 16, I personally do a 16 and two 12s.

    40 hours is a possibillty as is any other amount you wish to work.
  9. by   Chicagoan
    Thank you all for the replies.

    Quote from nilepoc
    All of the CRNAs where I work are on forty hour weeks. We self schedule and work any combo of shifts. though no one works a 24 and a 16, I personally do a 16 and two 12s.

    40 hours is a possibillty as is any other amount you wish to work.
    This sounds nice.
  10. by   jwk
    Quote from nilepoc
    All of the CRNAs where I work are on forty hour weeks. We self schedule and work any combo of shifts. though no one works a 24 and a 16, I personally do a 16 and two 12s.

    40 hours is a possibillty as is any other amount you wish to work.
    How do you self schedule? What happens if all your required slots aren't filled?
  11. by   EtherMD101
    My Group has 31 CRNA's. All shift work. Some work 7-3 five days a week with no call, no nights and no weekends. The only requirement is one holiday shift (8 hours) per year.

    The jobs that value lifestyle are out there. Go look for them.
  12. by   EtherMD101
    In my Group CRNA's work shifts like 7-3. Some work 7-3 five days a week for a total of 40 hours. Others work more hours for more money. There are many jobs out there that will meet your requirements.

    If you value lifestyle, I humbly suggest that you look for a CRNA contract that GUARANTEES your departure with no nights, no weekends and no mandatory overtime.
  13. by   momcrna
    I work three twelve hour shifts. Approx. one night/week OB call and every
    8th-9th week w/e call. so there are many many work settings.
  14. by   zrmorgan
    4MDs 2CRNAs, 110 bed hospital....I work between 24 and 60 hours a week...when I have averaged the weeks since may of this year I am at about 45 hours a week

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