On my unit, we are required to be on call two 12 hour shifts out of every six week schedule. You have to be available & reachable from 5am or 5pm until 11 a or 11p (respectively depending on whether you selected an AM shift or PM shift to be on call), if you haven't received a call by 11, you are free to go about your business.
We are not paid for being on call, but would receive OT pay if called in. Just wondering what your call requirements were and whether you are compensated for "being available" to be called in--if so, how much. Thanks.