I'm a psych NP. When I worked in a community mental health clinic all of last year I was never on call. Now that I'm in a hospital I was on call just this last weekend...admitting patients as well as seeing consults from hospitalists and ED physicians.
I work in a rural family clinic. we have about 12 providers so I have to take after hours call aabout every 3 months. It's not that big of a deal. most the time I only get a couple of calls and sometimes none! it's mostly send to the ER of shoulld I stop taking this med, I;ve got a rash and stuff like that.
Get paid a flat $100 for doing it for one week. I wish I go to do it more often, it's easy money!
I work in primary care. I split call with 4 other providers (including 2 docs), so I wind up being on call 6 to 7 days per month. There's at least on Saturday and one Sunday on-call each month, plus my designated night of the week. Around here, primary care docs expect you to take call. "Taking call" consists of taking messages from the answering service and calling the patient back. We never go in to the office or the hospital. I still hate it for a whole lot of reasons. I am on call today, as a matter of fact. Weekend call hours are 9 AM to 9 AM the next day. Weeknight call hours are from the time the office closes until 9 AM the next day.
How many days on call would you consider equivalent to one workday? i.e. let's say you want to offer an exchange for a colleague, to cover for you in the clinic one weekend day while you take their days on call. How many days of call would be a fair exchange for one workday?
I agree with TraumaRUs. I would have no way to determine and equivalent workday to X days/nights of taking call. Sometimes I get no calls, sometimes I get slammed with calls. If one of us wants to trade work days, we trade work days. If we want to trade taking call, we trade taking call.