Call Pay???

  1. Anyone in a rural setting where you share ED/Hospital Inpatient call with other NP/PA/MD/DOs? Would you please disclose your pay for this call and how much it entails/how busy you/your hospital/ED is? I think mine sucks.

    Mine is 1:4 or at least 92 days per year, 24 hour call covering a small rural hospital with average of 3-5 ED visits/24 hrs and usually 1-3 inpatients. This comes with dictation of H&P, DC summary, rounds, and all the other goodies as well as nursing home calls, and then there's the 3am ED calls. For all this I get an extra $20K. Does this seem fair to you? This pay is $9.05/hr at 92 days/year, which is usually a low estimate. If they have to call in outside help for PA/NP coverage it's at least $50/hr. I'm really getting frustrated over this. And the docs I work with do less, see less, and make FOUR TIMES what I do. GRRRRRRRRR
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  3. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from cgfnp
    Anyone in a rural setting where you share ED/Hospital Inpatient call with other NP/PA/MD/DOs? Would you please disclose your pay for this call and how much it entails/how busy you/your hospital/ED is? I think mine sucks.

    Mine is 1:4 or at least 92 days per year, 24 hour call covering a small rural hospital with average of 3-5 ED visits/24 hrs and usually 1-3 inpatients. This comes with dictation of H&P, DC summary, rounds, and all the other goodies as well as nursing home calls, and then there's the 3am ED calls. For all this I get an extra $20K. Does this seem fair to you? This pay is $9.05/hr at 92 days/year, which is usually a low estimate. If they have to call in outside help for PA/NP coverage it's at least $50/hr. I'm really getting frustrated over this. And the docs I work with do less, see less, and make FOUR TIMES what I do. GRRRRRRRRR
    Call pay is considered overtime pay for us at our hospital. That's $60.00/hr for both PA or NP.
  4. by   sirI
    Quote from cgfnp
    Anyone in a rural setting where you share ED/Hospital Inpatient call with other NP/PA/MD/DOs? Would you please disclose your pay for this call and how much it entails/how busy you/your hospital/ED is?

    Mine is 1:4 or at least 92 days per year, 24 hour call covering a small rural hospital with average of 3-5 ED visits/24 hrs and usually 1-3 inpatients. This comes with dictation of H&P, DC summary, rounds, and all the other goodies as well as nursing home calls, and then there's the 3am ED calls. For all this I get an extra $20K. Does this seem fair to you? This pay is $9.05/hr at 92 days/year, which is usually a low estimate. If they have to call in outside help for PA/NP coverage it's at least $50/hr. I'm really getting frustrated over this. And the docs I work with do less, see less, and make FOUR TIMES what I do. GRRRRRRRRR
    I don't share call with other APNs, cgfnp. I'm sole APN.

    At this last clinic, during the day, I would take care of the ED or pts. on the floor, but no difference in pay. This was included in my salary.

    But, ED call after hours, I'm paid $100/hr. just like the physicians with whom I share call.
  5. by   cgfnp
    Quote from siri
    I don't share call with other APNs, cgfnp. I'm sole APN.

    At this last clinic, during the day, I would take care of the ED or pts. on the floor, but no difference in pay. This was included in my salary.

    But, ED call after hours, I'm paid $100/hr. just like the physicians with whom I share call.
    I knew you were fairly treated. I guess I'll just have to move to AR...
  6. by   cgfnp
    Quote from pinoyNP
    Call pay is considered overtime pay for us at our hospital. That's $60.00/hr for both PA or NP.
    Sounds fair to me.
  7. by   sirI
    Hope you can get them to reconsider, cgfnp.

    Are you enjoying the other aspects of the job where you are?
  8. by   cgfnp
    Quote from siri
    Hope you can get them to reconsider, cgfnp.

    Are you enjoying the other aspects of the job where you are?
    I am enjoying my job very much, but nothing is worth getting taken advantage of. We'll see how it goes... I will be meeting with admin soon. I'll keep you posted.
  9. by   sirI
    Good luck. Yes, keep us/me posted. You are correct. Money isn't everything, but then again, you can't just allow them to take advantage of you either.
  10. by   juan de la cruz
    Quote from cgfnp
    I am enjoying my job very much, but nothing is worth getting taken advantage of. We'll see how it goes... I will be meeting with admin soon. I'll keep you posted.
    Let's just say, sometimes I do feel like I am being taken advantage of as well. Maybe not in terms of the on-call pay rate but in other areas. I'm with you, it would have been easy to just say it's not worth it but I do enjoy what I do.

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