Hello fellow RN's! Recently my hospital/unit has made some changes and I wanted to get your thoughts and advice. In our OR, we have 3 shifts (7a-3p, 11a-7p, and 3p-11p...11p-7a is call during the week and on weekends).
Even though we are a level 3 trauma center, we have WORK shifts on Saturdays and now recently changed, we work Sundays (not call, straight work time). The staff is very unhappy because surgeons know we have a scheduled shift on Sundays (with a back up emergency team) so they schedule non-emergent cases ALL day. The 7a-3p shift works weekends, and the mid shift and night shift take call 11pm-7am during the week (no weekends). I think that is fair...however, the 7a-3p shift takes call now from 3-11p during the week to help out if cases go over and if we're busy. So rather than staffing the evening shift appropriately, they call the morning shift back in or we stay over after working 7-3 which is exhausting.
I hope all of this makes sense. I have met with my director and manager about these issues and was hoping any of u could share how ur call works, and if it works for you. Myself and other nurses are very unhappy because we are taking a lot of call. AND working sat & sun...what is that?!
In addition, they changed call pay on holidays to time and a half rather than double time. We earn time and a half when we come in on any day! So now there is no incentive to work holidays. How does ur OR work?
Thanks for ur time