I work on the Cardio-Thoracic OR team and we are separate from the "main" OR in that we do not do anything except heart and lung surgery. However, our base pay is the same as everyone else.
There have been grumblings lately about trying to get a differential for our team based on the critical nature of our patients, our higher amount of call time, etc. I was wondering if other hospitals across the country pay more for nurses on the heart team.
Any input would be much appreciated as I hear these discussions strengthen at our hospital.