I would like to know how much PTO you get at your hospice. I am interested in staff nurses but also very interested in administrators and director of nursing positions.
At our hospice we accumulate PTO at the same rate as the other RNs that work for our company. In the first year, you accumulate roughly 4 hours each pay period, and after the first year, around 5 hours per pay period.
Looking at my PTO hours right now and I accumulate about 9.5 hrs every paycheck.
I am brand new to my hospice position as RN case manager. Prior to accepting this position, I'd worked in pediatrics for the same hospital for 10 years and was accruing the most PTO I'd ever accrued: approximately 24 days a year.
As a new RN for this non profit, I get sick days (different than personal time), 11 PTO days, 11 paid holidays, 2 floater days and paid snow days if the weather is bad. I am so happy I've made the change. I left a job I loved to pursue this calling that has been on my heart for a few years now. All places are different, but if you feel you'd love it, keep at it and find the right place where you're treated professionally and valued. Everyone I talk to says that Hospice takes a special kind of nurse and having the right, open heart is the first step... Good luck!
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