Who mentioned that their hospital offers a school-year-friendly schedule?

  1. I can't remember who mentioned this or what thread it was in...someone said that their hospital offers its employees a schedule that works around the kids' school year. I.e., time off in the summer, time off for the holidays, etc. This is the first I've ever heard about anything like this and I am curious to know how it works. Are you required to work a certain number of hours per week (or per year) under this plan? Can you work only during the day while the kids are in school? Do you tell the hospital when your kids are on vacation and they schedule you around that? How does this affect staffing during those times you are off? Are you still required to work, perhaps at night or on weekends? Finally, what's the catch? This sounds like a great plan, and as a mother, I would be interested in something like this down the road. I hope someone can tell us more about it. Thanks!
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  3. by   Huganurse
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    Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02
  4. by   whipping girl in 07
    Medical Center of Southwest Louisiana in Lafayette, LA has advertised for nurses for 9 months on, 3 months off. I have not checked into it, although now that my child is going off to school next fall, it might be worth looking into. I don't know if they work around school vacations/holidays or not.
  5. by   shyviolet78
    All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, TX used too. That may have changed since they merged with Baylor a few months ago, though.

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Who mentioned that their hospital offers a school-year-friendly schedule?