I work in open heart and over the last 2 weeks, i have called over 175 hospitals including hawaii and alaska asking them the following questions:
1. Does your hospital still provide you with your scrubs
or do you purhase and laundry your own? (Our hospital is trying to do this)
2. Do you have a heart program and do you pay speciality pay for doing hearts?
3. How much do you pay for call?
All of the hospitals still provide scrubs except for 9 and 4 use the scrub machine.
Of all the Heart ORs, almost all of them pay at least 10%more for doing hearts.
Call pay ranged from $2.00 to 3.00/hr. Duke is paying $10.00/hr call pay with a $40.00/shift speciality pay.
I work in East Tennessee and everyone was making more money than us. In California, one nurse said she was a regular staff OR nurse and she was making $45.00/hr and getting 1/2 time for call. (that is 22.50/hr for call) In minnesota, their nurses where making an average of 26/28/hr. Union hospitals paid more. If you have some information please forward to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope this was helpful.