We can get called off if census is low and there is too much staff for the numbers (yes, we refer to our patients as "numbers." But yet, somehow, a television show is at the root of the problems in nursing
Anyhoo..... whether or not we are on call depends on how many people are called off. They usually like someone on call for 6 hours of the 8 hour shift. So for days, they like someone on call from 7a - 1p. So it's broken down like this:
1 person granted off = on call from 7a - 1p.
2 people granted off = 1 on call from 7a - 10a and another on call from 10a - 1p.
more than 2 granted off = same as above, and everyone else is FREE! NO CALL! In that case, the one's for whom it has been the longest since they last got called off, they get no call. The more recent dates get call.
On-call pay is $1.75 / hour.