Being sent home after floating? - page 2
by firstyearstudent 1,517 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
- 0Apr 21, '09 by batmikQuote from tntrnIt 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.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.
- 0Apr 21, '09 by tntrn[QUOTE=batmik;3581740]It is part of the contract that the per diem goes home before the traveler.
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.