I am still in shock! I work for a small hospice company (average census 15-20). Call is usually very quiet, pts RARELY call for anything in the evenings or w/e. Last month, management decided to hire a w/e on call RN to give the regular staff w/e off w/o being attached to a phone. Fulltimers still rotate call Monday through Thursday.
The RN (5 + years of experience) had 3 weeks of training and was oncall for 2w/e with all nurses on standby incase someone called and she had any questions. This past Thursday, she sent a text message to our DON resigning effective immediately. When our DON called her back, she said she thought she'd have some structure....not just hanging around waiting for the phone to ring.
This position pays pretty darned good money, considering it's rare to be called out, and if a visit is made, they get per visit pay and mileage. Sure wish I was finished w/ my RN program, because I'd take that position in a heart beat. Anyone else ever have a nurse resign by text?
Good riddance! What a flaky thing to do...
Last edit by ErinS on Jul 28, '11
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