I'm curious to know how much overtime you work per pay period (two weeks)? How much overtime is spent completing charting? Are you able to sign up for extra shifts? If so, how does your hospital / facility compensate you for volunteering to work an extra shift. Thanks in advance for curbing my curiosity.
Aug 12, '05
I don't ask for overtime it comes along when someone doesn't show or they are short staffed. I get at least 20 hours every 2 weeks. Some days I get 2 hours just because I was running all day and couldn't get to the charting until the other shift came on. I am supposed to work 48 hours a pay period and this last time I had 76. I also refused about 24. I don't mind some of it but I hate having to fill in for someone who doesn't show up. I have a weekend package so when I work during the week I get the same pay as the weekend and we get time and a half for overtime.
Last edit by dinkymouse on Aug 12, '05
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Aug 12, '05
by USA987, ASN
I've worked a lot of overtime this summer...lots of babies being born. I had 16 hrs of OT last pay period. Its time and a half.
I am usually really good about my charting so I very rarely have to stay 15 mins. beyond my scheduled shift for any reason. My big thing is if I do not get my full lunch break I will have the charge nurse sign off that I didn't get the break.
If they are desperate less than 24 hrs. before a shift for help they can offer "bonus pay" which is an extra $10/hr...kicker is that you can't have bonus pay AND overtime...so I usually don't even negotiate for bonus...overtime is more $$$.
A few weeks ago we were overflowing and they offered "crisis pay" which is an extra $20/hr PLUS any overtime you incur. My paycheck was definitely sweet...but I haven't decided if it was worth the headache!!!
Last edit by USA987 on Aug 12, '05