The hospital I work in has a certain lineup they follow when the floors have low census. First, anyone OT is called off, then anyone who requests low census, then they start from the bottom of the food chain for each floor. Whoever has been there the least amount of time is REQUIRED to take low census or on-call (nurse's choice). Usually a little LC is a
break from hard nights.....but recently not so much.
I've been on my floor almost a year but unfortunately all the other newbies that have come after me have been transferred to another unit they opened just a few months ago, so they are on separate staffing. That leaves me in an awkward position. I'm FT and I've been called off everyday this week....which is going to hit hard when payday comes around. Isn't there some kind of law that I'm unaware of that protects FT nurses hours, that I can only be called off a certain number of times in a payperiod?? Maybe thats just wishful thinking
Anyone else have any problems with this crap