Extra pay to train a new nurse?

  1. I'm a home care lvn. I was informed that a nurse will stop by next shift for orientation. My question is, should I ask to be paid more to "train" her during my shift. I feel a bit bothered that I'm not asked, but told to do so. I've trained others before, but this takes time away from my routine and gets tiring to train new nurses that don't last with this case. I'm definitely not lazy, but just curious if I should be compensated. Thanks for reading.

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  3. by   poppycat
    The same thing happened to me last week. The agency never asks me what would be a good night or time to send a nurse for orientation, they just spring it on me. It's annoying because the first thing I do on that case is draw up my meds for the whole night. Trying to concentrate on that with a new person asking questions is a great setup for a med error.We don't get paid extra for doing orientation but the new person usually stays only 1-2 hours.
  4. by   BuckyBadgerRN
    My agency does not offer extra pay for orienting a new nurse to the case I'm on. In fact, when my client was discharged home and we ALL needed initial orienting, they would only pay for one nurse, so the RN sent by the agency got it. The "old" nurse is always the one to get paid here
  5. by   Ks mommy nurse
    I figured that much. And yes their training is 1-2 hours. I dislike the fact that they decided to send her on my shift and not on my day off. This nurse as well as those before, are covering my days of (school days M, W's). But none have survived this families dynamics! oh well, I guess this is just part of what happens in home care. Thanks for answering.

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  6. by   TheCommuter
    I currently work at a small specialty hospital and receive an additional $2 per hour to train/orient new hires to the floor. However, most places where I've been employed offer no extra pay in exchange for training new hires.