Hi everyone, I was hoping I could get some answers from anyone familiar with PRN shifts in the LTC setting. When I worked as a tech in a hospital, I worked registry where I logged in to the computer and chose whatever shifts I wanted. This was done about a month in advance so they could set the schedule and be covered for all shifts. If on the morning I was scheduled to work they didn't need me, they would call me at least 2 hours in advance of the start of my shift to cancel me.
My question is, is this the same as PRN? working in a hospital, I had no problems getting the hours I needed. I accepted a PRN position (RN) this Friday in LTC, but before I could ask the ADON questions about how their PRN scheduling works, she was needed elsewhere and was unable to answer my questions. I start orientation Monday and will of course ask her my questions then. In the meantime, I can't stop thinking about if I'm going to get enough hours. I've applied everywhere with no luck. I need about 16-24 hours a week. (More is welcome too) Does this sound possible for LTC? when they do the scheduling, do they ask me to put down my availability, then call and cancel those days they do not need me? Or is PRN simply a constant on call position. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.