Weekend Only Nurse? - page 5
by tambourine 21,441 Views | 43 Comments
Hello, I'm 19 and considering nursing as a career. Someone said you can make a living just doing all weekend shifts, day and night I'm guess is what she meant? Is this possible? Can you really make a living doing that? Is that... Read More
- 0Jul 4, '11 by No Stars In My EyesQuote from RntrNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! Everybody know that nurses'll work like oxen all the time, for a pittance; and to have a personal life? Whaddya need that for?Why do you think there is short staffing to begin with? You think it might have something to do with pay and working conditions?
- 0Apr 15, '13 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorQuote from kandinewAre you going to implement 12-hour weekend shifts? Or are you going to go with the 16-hour weekend double shifts?Hello, I am a nursing home administrator & am going to implement this at our facility. was wondering if you could share policy for it or let me know where I could get copy of one so don't have to reinvent the wheel. thanks.
For 16-hour weekend doubles, my former workplace had the weekend staff working from 6:00am to 10:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. They were paid for 40 hours even though they worked 32 hours. The additional 8 hours per week was paid as an 'en bloc' bonus as long as the staff member was not more than 30 minutes late on any one day. If a weekend worker was more than 30 minutes late, they lost that 8-hour 'en bloc' bonus.
For 12-hour weekend shifts, my former workplace offered days (6:00am to 6:30pm) and nights (6:00pm to 6:30am) every Saturday and Sunday. Weekend employees worked 24 hours over the weekend and got paid for 32 hours. Those additional 8 hours per weekend were paid as an 'en bloc' bonus, and again, workers lost the 8 hours if they arrived more than 30 minutes late to one of their shifts.
- 0Apr 18, '13 by C-lionI know where I work,they are not offering this position anymore. The people who already work this program keep their job, but there will be no more positions like this filled. I am fine working 3 days/wk.,but have thought about being a weekender on down the line. I guess not,at least not where I am now.
Is this happening in other parts of the country? I am in the South.