On- call

  1. Hi,
    For those of you (like me) who are "On call" for your department (OR, PACU, ER,GI LAB,Cath LAB.......), what do you get an hour for "being on call?". We recieve $3.30 an hour to hold the pager, then time 1/2 if called in.
    Thanks. We are gathering info to try and up this,. Location, Southern CAllif.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    $3. an hour. no pager. no life while on call. that about sums it up.
  4. by   chartleypj
    About $5.18 hr and time and a half if called in w/ a 2 hr. minimum. 30 min travel time required.
    Location: SE Mass.

    ~Paula
  5. by   POPRN
    we get a whopping $2.50 an hour to carry pager and time and a half when called in. but they pay per shift....ie: $20 shift
  6. by   SICU Queen
    We get a whopping TWO bucks an hour to be on call, and then our regular pay if they call us in. I work in southern Louisiana...

    OH, and to top it off... you don't get a pager. So, you're either on your own cell phone or you have to stay home where they can get in touch with you...
  7. by   Gomer
    $6.00/hr and time-and-half if called in. (Southern Calif)
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yes, i did forget to add:

    we get time and half once called in, minimum 4 hours

    and we must be there within 30 minutes
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    $2.00/hr on call and then time and a half if called in. (Way up in Northern California).



    steph
  10. by   sbic56
    $3.50/hr for O/C. If called in, call pay plus the regular pay for those hours worked. Maine.
  11. by   SLORRN
    We pay two hours of base pay for each 8 hour shift of call. OT is paid if over 40 hours worked. Shift differentials are also paid if applicable. I.E. an RN at $20/hr makes $40/8 hour call shift.
  12. by   Disablednurse
    When I was working, we got paid $50 dollars for the weekend from Friday 3pm until Monday 7am. If you had to work any shifts during the weekend, you got paid at your regular pay. If you had to go out you got paid for 3 hours or for however long you stayed if longer.
  13. by   nec
    we get $2.00/hr and time an 1/2 if called in ( wilkes-barre pa )
  14. by   moonshadeau
    2.00 an hour. I live 25-35 minutes away. There are some that live an hour away. The general rule is that you should be here within 30 minutes. If I get called in, I am staying the whole shift.

    If staffing changes, which it can do around 2pm. Sometimes staff isn't needed. If we don't call them off in time, they are guaranteed 4 hours to work.

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