Asked to work every other weekend, 16 hr. shifts!? - page 2

I'm a newly graduated ADN RN. I have been on the hunt for a job for awhile and haven't found anything too great coming my way yet. So I applied at places that are definitely not my 1st choice as far... Read More

  1. Visit  RNlove17 profile page
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    here when people work 2 16 hour shifts back to back on the weekends, it's usually considered full time and you get the pay and benefits as such. I'd ask if you would be considered FT or PT and would probably take it. Gives you 5 days a week to still look for something else.

    ETA: I will say that a lot of facilities here are shying away from the doubles though just because there is so much overwhelming research that it increases the amt of errors made when you work for that long. My old job wouldn't even schedule people like that because they said it was hazardous. If you really don't feel comfortable working those hours d/t safety concerns, then you shouldn't. Afterall, it IS your license on the line. Some people may judge you for it but do what you feel is best for your own career. And I agree that working a double just feels a lot different than from when you work a 12.
    Last edit by RNlove17 on Nov 14, '13
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  3. Visit  Carrie RN profile page
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    I worked 16 hour weekends years ago. It wasn't that bad. I would caution you about assisted living being an easy job. For a brief time I worked in one and there was tube feeding, PICC lines, hospice patients, and brittle diabetics. Way too much for the unlicensed staff to handle. A facility can admit very complex people...all on your license. Later I found out that facility had 13 nurses leave in the prior year.
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    Quote from Carrie RN
    I worked 16 hour weekends years ago. It wasn't that bad. I would caution you about assisted living being an easy job. For a brief time I worked in one and there was tube feeding, PICC lines, hospice patients, and brittle diabetics. Way too much for the unlicensed staff to handle. A facility can admit very complex people...all on your license. Later I found out that facility had 13 nurses leave in the prior year.
    Was it a Brookdale Assisted Living Facility? That is the company who hired me and they want me to handle floor staff disputes / complaints on top of every thing else. They originally asked me to work 16 hr. shifts and now have suddenly said 'ok, you can work 8'. Idk if I can trust this place tbh
  5. Visit  Carrie RN profile page
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    It was not that company. Still, first day take time to figure out the residents and complex needs. Get home health and hospice in right away for cases that qualify. I am an experienced nurse and I had my hands full. That being said it can be a great facility if they allow you to make it so.


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