job: terminology

  1. OK... excuse my ignorance...
    I see the following words (registry all shifts, weekend only) in some job ads. I'm not familiar with these words but a little help/ will go a long way, thanks
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  3. by   Fiona59
    all shifts -- any shift that the facility has be they 12, 8, or 4.

    weekends only -- exactly what it says. You are only required on the weekend. For my employer that is after 1500 hours on Friday through to 0700 on Monday.

    Registry: I believe is an agency. We don't use it up here in Canada. We have our float/casual pool of nurses (aka PRN in the US) that comes from our Staffing Office.

    Some terms may be regional.
  4. by   karen2
    Quote from lauraflowers
    OK... excuse my ignorance...
    I see the following words (registry all shifts, weekend only) in some job ads. I'm not familiar with these words but a little help/ will go a long way, thanks

    Hi laura, I ran into a similar situation while interviewing recently. Here's what I got from my interviewer as per the weekend only program.
    You will have Monday through Friday off. Then, you will be required to work two 16 hour shifts, I believe one 16 hour shift on Saturday and another on Sunday. The good thing about the weekend only program is that you get paid for a 40 hour work week, not sure if benefits applies in all cases but this place I interviewed included full benefits with the program. So be sure to ask about the benefits if needed. Good Luck
  5. by   lauraflowers
    Thanks Fiona & Karen! Really appreciate your input!!
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from lauraflowers
    OK... excuse my ignorance...
    I see the following words (registry all shifts, weekend only) in some job ads. I'm not familiar with these words but a little help/ will go a long way, thanks
    I work the "weekend-only" shift at my workplace. They refer to it as the Baylor Plan, since Baylor University was the first major healthcare organization to devise this scheduling. I have Monday through Friday off, then I work two 16 hour shifts (1 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday). My place of employment pays me for a 40 hour work week and offers benefits.
  7. by   lauraflowers
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I work the "weekend-only" shift at my workplace. They refer to it as the Baylor Plan, since Baylor University was the first major healthcare organization to devise this scheduling. I have Monday through Friday off, then I work two 16 hour shifts (1 on Saturday, 1 on Sunday). My place of employment pays me for a 40 hour work week and offers benefits.
    How lucky.... Great hours! Sounds like my idea job hours. It will be nice to find a job that pays 40 hours for 32 hours with benefits It will also work well for school Thanks TheCommuter, I appreciate your input!
  8. by   caliotter3
    Anytime you see terminology or abbreviations in an ad, it doesn't hurt to call the number listed and just ask about the ad. The people who placed the ad should be willing to help you understand what they want.
  9. by   karen2
    Quote from caliotter3
    Anytime you see terminology or abbreviations in an ad, it doesn't hurt to call the number listed and just ask about the ad. The people who placed the ad should be willing to help you understand what they want.

    Hi Caliotter, your suggestions seems right perhaps it won't work for all ads though, not sure which ones lauraflowers was refering to... however, the job ad I recently interviewed for had the same type of terminology and said "no calls." Again, I think is fair to say getting a good idea of what you applying for is best before you even start--kinda builds the confidence level, especially if is a first nursing job interview.

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