When I complete my contract at the hospital I work for here in Dallas we (my family) are moving to Kansas (more family up there). The question I have is how are shifts normally assigned up there, i.e. 3 12 hours, 5 8 hours, etc?
Currently the shift I work is Mon - Wed (12's) off Thurs - Tues, back to work Wed - Fri, off Sat & Sun, back to work Mon - Wed. This is how I rotate. No nights and no weekends.
For weekends we have TDA (Two Day Alternative) the nurse works 12 hours on Sat & Sun and gets paid for 40 hours.
Is there anything like this where y'all work?
Dec 6, '06
Where in Kansas are you looking??
Depends on the facility. My unit self schedules so my schedule usually varies. We also work 12 hours (ICUs) - 36 hours/week is considered full time (only paid for time worked.... 36 hours = paid for 36 hours). Floors generally have a combination of 8s, 10s and 12s.
Dec 10, '06
We have a wide area that my wife and I are looking at. We are considering Salina, Hutchinson, and Witchita. I grew up in a town close to Great Bend KS. I am willing to drive a good distance a few days a week to live out in the country. I start on a Caridac step down unit on Jan 8th 07', 99% of the patients have had a CABG x (you pick a number) to valve replacements. Only a small number are med/surg pts.
Anyways, any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Dec 11, '06
I see your profile says 'nursing student.' When do you graduate? My unit will/should have nurse tech slots open in December (if not earlier)..... Via-Christi RMC - St. Francis Campus, Wichita (Neuro Critical Care Unit).
Dec 12, '06
I have my 4th semester final tomorrow (Wednesday) and HESI on Friday. God willing I do well on both I will graduate the following Monday the 18 th. I have a contract with Baylor Health Care Systems for 18 mos. I will be working on a cardiac floor. Our pt's come from ICU after a CABG or valve replacements. I was able to see an aortic valve replacement last Thursday. All I can say is amazing!
Apr 15, '07
Depends on where you are relocating to. The Topeka VA is looking for nurses, great place to work and good benifits, mostly 8 hr shifts. Shifts varry and a lot of hospitals will work around your schedules. Small town hospitals in Kansas are a great place to work and very friendly to agency nurses. Some of the larger hospitals are a staffing nightmare with huge ratios. Just have to be specific of what you are looking for, plenty of jobs.