OK I need help -- what is a .9 position??

  1. Hi everyone. I was offered a position -- a night job with a .9 schedule. I know this works out to 36 hours per week, but not sure if it is 3 - 12s or something else. And me, in my excitement at receiving the job offer didn't think to ask at the time and I have been unsuccessful at reaching the nurse manager who is crazy busy, and the nurse recruiter is out of town. I know I'll find out sooner or later but as I am trying to mentally prepare for the night shift, I'd like to know if anyone out there is familiar with what a .9 position usually entails in terms of schedule. Thanks......
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    A .9 FTE only implies how many hours you work in a two week period. Each .1=8 hours. So a .9 is really 72hrs, and a 1.0FTE is 80 hours. It's up to your work to figure out how your schedule is, but generally it is 3 12hr shifts.
  4. by   rpbear
    A .9 employee works 3 12 hr shifts at my job. That is 36 hrs per week and 72 per pay period. There are also .6 who work 2 12 hr shifts per week and .3 who work 1 12 hr shift per week.
  5. by   chiapet
    Quote from rpbear
    A .9 employee works 3 12 hr shifts at my job. That is 36 hrs per week and 72 per pay period. There are also .6 who work 2 12 hr shifts per week and .3 who work 1 12 hr shift per week.

    Thanks for the replies to my post. Finally heard from the nurse manager who told me that at this particular hospital a .9 is 4 days on one week -- 11pm-7:30am alternating with 5 days the next week -- same hours. She then asked me if that is what I wanted and I replied that it was what she offered me and so I didn't know if I had a choice in the matter. She then asked if I'd prefer a .8 (which I would!!). She said she'd try to make that happen. My hospital does 700+ births per month and the majority of nurses work no more than 4 days in a row -- it's that intense.

    Thanks again!!!
  6. by   Altra
    Chiapet, just make sure you're clear about what the implications of being .8 are to your benefits -- your eligibility for them and what your contribution will need to be.

    At many hospitals, a .9 is considered full-time, with eligibility for full-time benefits, whereas a .8 would be part-time.

    You may not have a need for benefits ... just something to think about.

    Good luck with the new job!
  7. by   chiapet
    :flowersfo


    Quote from MLOS
    Chiapet, just make sure you're clear about what the implications of being .8 are to your benefits -- your eligibility for them and what your contribution will need to be.

    At many hospitals, a .9 is considered full-time, with eligibility for full-time benefits, whereas a .8 would be part-time.

    You may not have a need for benefits ... just something to think about.

    Good luck with the new job!

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