Quote from jodyangel
No . I have to sign up for 24hrs/6 week schedule. Over my full time hours.
Is your facility/unit short staffed? Is it required of everyone on the unit in the same job class? What does facility policy say?
I've stayed voluntarily before (both as a step-down/med surg nurse and now as an OR nurse). I've agreed to come in on my day off. I was mandated twice in my med surg (with a stepdown acuity assignment) days...once it was my turn, and the other time, the nurse assigned to follow me and the days charge refused a patient I had "because I don't want to get report to give report". To be fair, we were urgently transferring to ICU (my most stable patient, with the least stable family
I seriously had several others WAY less stable but c'est la vie)... It looked, at first like we would transfer from our unit to MICU, and there was a bed available before 0800...except, our ICU coverage got into a turf war about what ICU the patient was gonna go to...I ended up at work until 1035 trying to get this patient transferred. I wasn't super angry at the charge or my relief - I got paid overtime plus critical staffing to be 1:1'd...
I work at least 4 hours of overtime a week in my current job... Average lately. Usually in the 8-12 hour range... Anyhow.
Seriously, check your policy. Talk to your manager if you have questions.