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This is a discussion on is this a common thing with OVERTIME in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... I am currently a patient care technician (PCT) at a smaller hospital. In our E.D. our PCTs are ...by CHEWEYchum Feb 13, '11I 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 rotate between these two jobs regularly. I am a full time employee and have been for two years. I have expressed multiple times to my superior my need for a fourth shift and how my finances are pretty much dependent on it. The problem (in my opinion), is when the schedule is released with empty spots for PCTs/monitor techs to fill in, she will have already filled these spots with RNs. I AM NOT sayign nurses are not capable of performing the job, I AM saying that i don't feel that overtime for PCTs should be mixed in with overtime for nurses (obviously because PCTs cannot fill nursing spots). I have asked to fill certain spots that are covered with nurses, and the reply is that "we have enough nurses scheduled already."
so my question is------Should i be ok with this? Am i overreacting? Does this happen elsewhere? Should i re-express my concern? And how?
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- Feb 13, '11 by KansasNurseDI would think they'd prefer a PCT to a nurse because they can pay you less. Weird
- Feb 13, '11 by loriangel14They shouldn't be filling in PCT positions with nurses unless they can't get a PCT to do the shift.
- Feb 13, '11 by Rnisits bad business, not sure why they would do that
- Feb 13, '11 by Kooky KorkyMaybe you should just inquire.
- Feb 13, '11 by CHEWEYchumIm thinking about it, just trying to figure out how to tell the boss that you've been frustrated about something that's been happening for a while now, and that it needs to change or you're going to find the hours elsewhere...........any ideas?
- Feb 13, '11 by evolvingrnI think you should definitely inquire but....lightly. I also think the other solution is to beat others to the punch. how are these other nurses getting on the schedule for extra shifts before you? get in there and get your name there first. good luck!
- Feb 13, '11 by caliotter3Apparently the nurses are further up the totem pole when it comes to doling out extra shifts. But it does not make sense money-wise to pay them RN wages when they could have a PCT doing the shift for less.
- Feb 13, '11 by caliotter3And I would definitely look for the hours elsewhere, no matter what the explanation is.
- Feb 14, '11 by positivernLike caliotter3 said, look for other places where they appreciate your work.
probably some other floors welcome extra set of hands.