Does every NY hospital have 13 shifts per month plus working every other weekend?????

  1. Is this true? Is there a hospital in NY that has every third weekend? Every other weekend is kind of too much isn't it?
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  3. by   dansamy
    Every other weekend is pretty standard for most hospital nursing full-time staff posistions. Flex and PRN may have more flexible options, but it seems if you want/need the benefits of a full-time employee, you get the rotating weekends schedule.
  4. by   Rhfish2
    Every hospital is different. I've worked in hopsitlas in NY where I had to work 3 weekend shifts a month. It didn't matter which weekends. Sometimes during NP school I would work 3 Sundays in a row so that I was able to do additional clinicals on Saturdays.
  5. by   jmgrn65
    seems normal to me, but then again I am not in NY
  6. by   RNsRWe
    It's common. Every other weekend is pretty standard from what I've seen. Remember, that's the hardest time to schedule staff (apart from nightshift any day of the week), so making it part of your contract from the start is the norm.

    It's really not a big deal; you can always use vacation time, personal time, or switch with a colleague if you need certain days off.
  7. by   loricatus
    It was a bit of a shocker to find that it is common in NY-especially the part where there isn't a weekend differential. In another State, weekends were reserved for those with seniority because the differential was over $6/h, in addition to the shift differential.
  8. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from loricatus
    It was a bit of a shocker to find that it is common in NY-especially the part where there isn't a weekend differential. In another State, weekends were reserved for those with seniority because the differential was over $6/h, in addition to the shift differential.
    Nursing homes often have weekend differentials, just not the hospitals. Eves/nights, yes, weekends: no. Then again, whenever they're shorthanded, there's premiums and super premiums for calling you in to cover.
  9. by   Nursebarebari
    Quote from amy0123
    Is this true? Is there a hospital in NY that has every third weekend? Every other weekend is kind of too much isn't it?
    that is standard, except for out patient clinics
  10. by   MySpace
    i work in the ambulatory recovery room and have weekends and hollidays off
  11. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from loricatus
    It was a bit of a shocker to find that it is common in NY-especially the part where there isn't a weekend differential. In another State, weekends were reserved for those with seniority because the differential was over $6/h, in addition to the shift differential.
    There's a differential in NY in most hospitals. Most have the differential. And everyone pretty much requires every other weekend.
  12. by   LibraSunCNM
    I work at NYU Medical Center in Manhattan, and there is no set rule for weekends. I've only worked 1 weekend this month. They do require 13 shifts per month as full time.

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