Who calls staff to replace sick calls? - page 4

the reason i ask this, is because i feel like that's all i ever do. at the job where i supervise, it is our job (the staff would never dream of doing it, and it's just something that's expected of... Read More

  1. Visit  ProfRN4 profile page
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    Quote from boulergirl
    Just curious about something: If work calls you and leaves a message on your answering machine asking you to come in, do you have to respond? Can you ignore the message if you don't want to work? (I use my answering to screen my calls most of the time anyway.)
    Being on both ends of the situation, I've ignored plenty of calls, and have been ignored by plenty as well. Some will say "call us back either way". I don't say that (you might get their hopes up :chuckle ). In my case, I get many calls many hours after they needed the nurse (If I'm at another job, or just not home). So I'm not going to call them back when the shift is half over.
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  3. Visit  Nurse Ratched profile page
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    Quote from bonemarrowrn
    what's with all the people that don't have caller ID?
    That's funny you would mention that - I just had my caller ID d/c'd today - don't need it. I had it when I first started working at this particular hospital because I didn't want to go through the song and dance of being asked and having to say no, or worse, having someone want me to justify my no. I'm ok with a simple, "no, thank you" now, or I can opt not to answer the phone and let the machine get it.
  4. Visit  Lapa profile page
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    I don't have caller ID: just answering machine. It is funny though, how my atitude changed to those calls asking you to come extra. I used to need more hours, and answered every call. When I couldn' come, I called back and thanked them for "asking" anyway. So stupid... Now I realized, i do not have to call back if i do not wa nt to come. They made it clear, i don' have to call back if not coming.
    Oh, yes, something else has changed. After working for them for while, I DO NOT WANT to work for them extra hours anymore. I am PRN, and try to work my schedule 1week in advance -- so that to work, say,every other day - it is less stressful for me,
    i need one day of complete break after 8 hours of BS and work ovrload. And rather die from starvation than come to work on this day off.
    But recently i don't answer the phone. It's not that i have to justify why i am not coming or something... I just not feeling comfortable talking to them. Its getting rediculous - afraid of answering my own phone! I guess, caller ID is not a bad idea. after all.
  5. Visit  angelboiMikey profile page
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    I'm sure some of you are gonna think i'm nuts, but I'm interested in becoming a staffing coordinator. (no, I am not a raving lunatic LOL) Can anyone tell me what kind of experience i would need...what a typical day is like, etc. Thanx
    P.S. I've been an STNA (Ohio's fancy title for CNA) for 7.5 years.
  6. Visit  ProfRN4 profile page
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    Quote from angelboiMikey
    I'm sure some of you are gonna think i'm nuts, but I'm interested in becoming a staffing coordinator. (no, I am not a raving lunatic LOL) Can anyone tell me what kind of experience i would need...what a typical day is like, etc. Thanx
    P.S. I've been an STNA (Ohio's fancy title for CNA) for 7.5 years.
    You are nuts!!! :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle (just kidding). I share an office with the staffing coordinator (when I work during the week, on occasion). She also deals with payroll. So she gets the calls for people offering to work, people calling in sick or cancelling, and the 'I didn't get paid for xyz days". She's on the phone a lot, and gets a lot of voicemails as well. She gets a lot of things thrown at her that are not her responsibility, like staff c/o not getting the day off they requested, or 'not liking their schedule' (the unit Nurse Managers deal with the initial schedules and grant all holiday and vac time). The only ones she actually 'schedules' are the per-diems and the overtime, then she balances out the daily staffing for the house. And of course, (on weekdays), she attempts to replace sick calls!

    I suppose every place is different, as far as their role. I don't know what she did before this. The one who she replaced was an adie on the floor, and is now a unit recept. on the floor (she couldn't take the job anymore!!! ).


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