is this a common thing with OVERTIME - page 3

by CHEWEYchum 3,666 Views | 22 Comments

I am currently a patient care technician (PCT) at a smaller hospital. In our E.D. our PCTs are trained to preform everything from lab draws to EKGs to stocking, etc. We are also cross-trained as monitor techs and usually... Read More


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    Quote from ItsTheDude
    i'd think it's union or contract related, otherwise, it doesn't make biz sense.
    I don't get it either. Why pay an RN to do a PT's job. Unless they think they can pull the RN to take an assignment if needed. Also remember that an RN is STILL an RN no mattter what role she is assigned, so they have one heck of a high-functioning tech there, while waiting to pull them into an assignment.
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    Quote from steelydanfan
    I don't get it either. Why pay an RN to do a PT's job. Unless they think they can pull the RN to take an assignment if needed. Also remember that an RN is STILL an RN no mattter what role she is assigned, so they have one heck of a high-functioning tech there, while waiting to pull them into an assignment.
    My place often does it when they are expecting a large amt. of admits. The RN functioning as a CNA often does the admits and if things get too hairy, they just take an assignment. Gives the supervisors more options to work with if the ER is flooded I imagine.
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    agreed, but still very annoying when i first interviewed for the job i was told "we have a lot of overtime available here, and are looking for people with good availability" among other things. Now i feel like i was BS'd just to fill a spot when they were in fact shorthanded. If i was a manager i would try to do a better job of making EVERYONE in my dept feel appreciated, not just the RN'S. Because she ISN'T


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