OnCall, Compensation -- Debate

  1. Here's the situation - 133 bed acute care hospital with 3 MDs (Anesthesiologists) and 9 CRNAs, 5 rooms. Little in the way of complicated care -- no cranis, no open hearts, no high risk OB. We have first call, second call, weekend call. Base, hourly compensation at $52 - $55 -- guaranteed 40 hours a week (whether worked or not), time and a half for overtime, flat call fee with regular hourly rate (time and a half if overtime) plus an hourly call fee added. My question -- what are the different arrangements that are out there? What is fair in terms of the call arrangements? We are located on the East Coast. I need to get an understanding of what drives the hours and arrangements that have been put in place and why there are so many variations, I don't quite understand the rationale. Anyone have a great hospital based CRNA program that's working well and everyone is happy? Thanks in advance.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   loisane
    Hi pab0830. I sent you a private message.

    loisane crna
  4. by   yoga crna
    Why not post your question on the CRNA board at <old-gas@yahoogroups.com>. There are a number of CRNAs there who are looking for help, partners, locums, etc. They are a great group and are very helpful to other CRNAs.
  5. by   pab0830
    Thanks for the direction. That's a great idea.

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