Overtime - page 3

by Mickme

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Hey guys, I had a couple of general questions regarding overtime. Is there a specific specialty/type of nurse that sees overtime more so than others? I've spoken with some nurses and they say that overtime is becoming a thing of... Read More


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    I have to strongly disagree with the statement: a med-surg nurse should have no problem going to rehab or long term care.You must have not worked in either lately. Most people can not jump from having 4 or 5 patients in an environment with very few regulations to having 20 patients in an environment that has more regulations than the nuclear power industry.
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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    I have to strongly disagree with the statement: a med-surg nurse should have no problem going to rehab or long term care.You must have not worked in either lately. Most people can not jump from having 4 or 5 patients in an environment with very few regulations to having 20 patients in an environment that has more regulations than the nuclear power industry.
    *** Yes you are right I haven't. I was refering to the in hospital rehab and LTC units (since we are talking about OT, not per diem or agency) where the nurse would not be faceing a new charting system and many things would remain the same for them, like same number to get ahold of pharmacy, how to figure out who the doctor on call is etc. My hospital regulary floats med-surg nurses down to rehab & LTC units and they seem to do just fine.
    I agree that throwing a med-surg nurse into a strange LTC or rehab faciliety wouldn't work so well.
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    Rarity, ha, for the past 12 weeks my hospital has done everything shy of offering full-paid trips to vegas to get people into work! Seriously, anytime, any day, they are literally bending over backwards to get people in to work. The first few weeks were great, we get overtime and bonuses (I work in a great facility) but now anything less than the max they have given out won't get people in. Even raising the bonuses isn't helping, people are just so tired. I've worked 4-5 shifts a week (12 hr shifts) for the past two months, and that is the same for most of my peers!

    I am worried because I work in a Pedi CICU (and we do all the pedi ecmos) and RSV/Flu season hasn't even hit full swing yet!
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    the operatin room. they have call, and there is always OT


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