My place of employment has block scheduling and I love it. I know what my schedule is 2- 6 months or even a year ahead of time to plan appointments of vacations. We work every other holiday. This changes every year so if we work christmas one year we have it off the next year. If we are not scheduled we are automaticaly scheduled for our holiday, then get another day off if it is more than 40 hours a week. We have PRN nurses that fill
in for vacations or regular schuduled nurses
can sign up to work and they usually do.
We are not automaticaly schuduled on our days off. (for vacations) When someone quits their block is left open and the new hire
fills that block which includes the every
other holiday schedule. At the time a
regular nurse can change her block if she
After reading my post I should clarify that our block is a two week block. The schedule is posted for a month at a time. We have until the 10th of the month to request our PTO time for the following month.
[This message has been edited by jkh (edited August 31, 1999).]