Just out of curiosity - I am wondering what work schedules look like in different places - In center Hemo, PD and inpatient/acute dialysis.
Does anyone get 40 hours? Do you get sent home early a lot? What hours are a typical shift (i.e. 2-10, 8-8)?
Oct 9, '12
2 week pay cycle. Choices for staffing are random days or a preset 3 days at beginning of pay cycle coupled with 3 days at end of pay cycle to create 6 out of 7 days worked. The reward is 7 days off. Then repeat. 90% of our staff do this so there are two teams, not so much in competition but you get to know strengths and weaknesses. Really like the 7 days off.
Oct 9, '12
do you Work acutes or outpatient?UOTE=jlynn2303;6975842]Hello all, Just out of curiosity - I am wondering what work schedules look like in different places - In center Hemo, PD and inpatient/acute dialysis. Does anyone get 40 hours? Do you get sent home early a lot? What hours are a typical shift (i.e. 2-10, 8-8)? thanks!Jennifer[/QUOTE]
Oct 10, '12
I work In Center Hemo ( Chronics). I am scheduled 4 10 hour shifts. I get really close to it. I rotate with another RN. We get at least 36. RN's are in for the long haul. Since there are only 6 days of Dialysis a week we (the RN's) will rotate the week that one of us goes home early on that 4th day, so one week I get 36, the following I get 40.
Oct 10, '12
I am working in a chronic center. We run 3 shifts on mwf, 2 shifts on tths plus a nocturnal on stt. The first nurse comes in at 5.30 AM every day. On MWF mornings the nocturnal nurses stays til 8am, another nurse comes in, ostensibly to work til 8, but they want to send her home at 4 most days. So the schedule looks like this:
Nocturnal nurses 8=8 Sun, Tues, Thursday
2 nurses 5.30 to 4.30 or 5.30 on TTS.
1 nurse 5.30 to 2p MWF, 1 nurse 8-8 (but want to send her home at 4p) MWF and one nurse 2-10 MWF.
It is difficult, if not impossible to get even 36 hours and most of us have a second and maybe even a third job to be able to get enough hours. I am wondering if this is typical.
Oct 11, '12
I work in a chronic unit with 3 shifts mwf and 2 on TThS. Your hired for 30 or 40 in my unit. I do 3 10 hr shifts (as a tech) which usually turn into 4 and my days are usually more. 11-12 hours. Nurses are hired for the same.
Oct 11, '12
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do you Work acutes or outpatient?
Oct 12, '12
I have a very unconventional schedule. Acute inpatient dialysis in chicago. The schedule is setup for 4 days a week (two 12 hour shift and two 8 hour shift). oncall sunday once a month, and oncall throughout the work week when scheduled a 12 hour shift dispersed throughout the month as well.
We always get our 40 hours in, most of the time even more because we always go over our 8 hour shift along with the oncall hours that occur. There are many variables also to the reason why we have so many hours. We lack staffing, only 4 full time RN's and 2 full time techs for the entire hospital. Our patient load is ridiculous for an inpatient acute setting. We have 7 machines in one location, and 3 at our other facility (I forgot to mention we also cover our sister hospital which is and intermediate care facility). There are more detailed reasons that if you like i can elaborate on, but that will suffice for now. thanks!
Oct 15, '12
My husband is a hemodialysis nurse in a center. He has overtime on every check.
Oct 22, '12
If you want a set schedule and guaranteed 40 hours per week, do not do acutes. Acute schedules are variable, but for the person who love it (like me), it is the flexability of acutes that makes it all worth it. My staff almost alwys have the ability to get 40 hours and often get overtime. We have shift diff for all shifts/weekends. Acutes is a lifestyle for sure, you either love it or hate it.
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