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 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?