Being sent home after floating? - page 2

by firstyearstudent 1,541 Views | 12 Comments

This has happened to me a couple of times, I have gone to work only to find out I am being floated. Then the unit I am floated to wants me to leave before 12 hours are up (the length of my usual shift), either because they don't... Read More


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    Believe it or not, we DO have a union contract. I guess this is permissible?
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    Quote from tntrn
    On principal, as a per diem nurse, I'd raise heck if they sent me home before a traveler. I am a regular employee, the traveler not. Our contract protects us from exactly that.
    It is part of the contract that the per diem goes home before the traveler. The hospital tries to use very few travelers so it isn't a real problem. Travelers float to other units and cover requested extra days off. So even though your unit might not be overstaffed a traveler is required to float to give someone on your unit and extra day off.
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    [QUOTE=batmik;3581740]It is part of the contract that the per diem goes home before the traveler.
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    So in answer to firstyear student's question: all contracts are different. Our contract specifically prohibits floating or cancelling a per diem or regular nurse before the traveler or agency, unless the skill set of the traveler cannot be provided by the other nurse.


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