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


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    Quote from Rntr
    Why do you think there is short staffing to begin with? You think it might have something to do with pay and working conditions?
    NNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! Everybody know that nurses'll work like oxen all the time, for a pittance; and to have a personal life? Whaddya need that for?
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    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.
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    Quote from kandinew
    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.
    Are you going to implement 12-hour weekend shifts? Or are you going to go with the 16-hour weekend double shifts?

    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.
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    I 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.


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