I work 3 12 hour shifts a week. I have to work 1 weekend a month (3 nights), and since I work nights, my weekend consists of Friday & Saturday (sunday night is not concidered a weekend night) and another Friday or Saturday night that month. My shift is 4p to 4a, which I LOVE!!!
I generally work 36 (3 12's) with incidental overtime from meetings and such. I do overtime once in a while. But for the most part we are well staffed and overtime is discouraged and not necessary. (our census is down right now too) But when census is up...we can work overtime if needed.
How many days/hours do you work per week. For those of you who work in a hospital do you have to work a lot of weekends?
We went to 35 hours/week for full time benefits. For me personally, that's 2 weeks of 32 hours, one 36 hour week and the other is a 40 hour week every month. MY 32 and 40 hour weeks are regular work days and my 36 hour week is the week that I teach a breastfeeding class.
At my place, we work every other weekend and alternate the eve and the day of major holidays. If we work a holiday (like July 4) one tear, we are off the next year, etc.
In a week, I work five 8-hour days: 7 - 3:30 (or evenings 3 - 11:30, I alternate one week of days, one week of evenings). I work every other weekend. Usually my 8 hours on the day shift can easily stretch to 9 hours a day..... I prefer the evening shift..... Our facility allows us to self schedule which is a major reason I stay......
I work 4 night/wk, and right now I have such a flexible schedule that I my weekends probably work out to every other. In the fall though I come off weekends except every other Friday night.
Ha! Ha! How about how many hours do we work in a day?!!
No relief....you have to stay until management finds someone....this was
a major Monday schedule nightmare.....no relief for RN or tech....both wound up
staying until 930 am...were due to get off work at 0715 after 12 hours work....I had
even been there an hour earlier for unit orientation (agency help)......happens
You can work as much or as little as you like depending on what you're willing to tolerate in a workplace . The nurses I know work anywhere from four to eighty hours per week. There is always OT to be picked up if you want it.