What constitutes "on call"

  1. I assume it means that if they call you when you are not at work you have to come in.

    But what is "in house call". You come to the job site but only work if needed?

    If so can you spend the day just chillin' out unless needed?

    Finally, do you interprete a heading like the following 1:3 1:7 1:10

    as once every 3 days, 7 days and 10, days respectively?

    Thank you,

    Salus69
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  3. by   crna29
    Salus69

    On call is usually denoted as being either "call from home" meaning you can stay at home and come to the hospital when needed or "in house call" which means that you are required to stay in the hospital for whatever period of time is being covered, perhaps 16 hour call (3pm - 7 am) or 24 hour call. Likely a place will be set aside for the "in house call" individual whether it be a room or suite for them. They are paged whenever needed to cover whatever responsibilities have been denoted as theirs whether it is OB coverage, emergency room coverage, etc. When they are not working they can do as they like without leaving the facility premises. Likely 1:3, 1:7, 1:10 refers to how often call is required. Hope this helps.
  4. by   Salus
    Thank you very much.

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