I have heard of 'part time' RN positions in hospitals where you work the full time shift load for a certain amount of time in a pay period, then then part time shift load for the remainder of the period. I would just like some clarification as to what this entails in terms of what to expect in scheduling.
Are benefits determined on the fact that the nurse is a 'part time' employee, even though they are working the full time shift load for a pay period? And how is pay determined?
I realize this is a very HR-heavy question, but I didn't know where else to post this... any insight would be appreciated. Much thanks in advance!
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You have to ask another PT nurse. Sometimes its really nutty. This I hear from nurses who do PT but wanted FT. They cannot ever get a solid idea of schedule. They sometimes work almost doubles one week then nothing or call offs the next. Complaints are it's impossible to wrangle two PT jobs to make ends meet for some of the hospitals where I am. Sadly they are kept from classes that are paid for full time employees and do not get benes as FT people do even if they end up working every time they are called in even when it's not preplanned. This can be totally different depending on your facility. I'd be sure to ask around.
Oh yeah, you make some good points. I didn't even think about call-offs (called staff adjusting at my facility) cuz it never happens to me in my particular position, but that can be an issue. I also didn't realize that classes may not be paid for for PT employees (they are at my facility), so yeah, definitely ask about all of the particulars.
Oh, and let me just add one thing that does bug me about my facility that is that you have to pay union dues regardless of the number of hours worked, or even if you worked NONE in a pay period. This happened to me a couple of times when I was PRN there and it sucked! I ended up having to write a check to the union for those times when I didn't get a paycheck!
Last edit by GM2RN on Aug 8, '11