On Call advice
- 0Sep 16, '03 by CIVICgalzHi, looking for input from other units as to how they run on-call/stand-by. Our hospital is trying to institute it, but it's causing much discussion! They want p/t ONLY to take 3 consective 12 hour weekend nights on call. This seems brutal. If it runs well on your unit would appreciate knowing:
*do f/t and p/t do call?
*do you do 12 hour shifts?
*is unit covered by call 24/7 or just weekends/nights?
*what is premium pay for call?
*what are your nurses paid when called back in for busy unit but NOT the designated on call person?
And anything else you can think of. We are an L&D unit but do our own c.sections.
Thanks! CIVICgalz in Ontario, Canada
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- 0Sep 23, '03 by kathyannWe are a small hospital; averaging maybe two call ins per month...and are rural...
We take call one week at a time from the time we get off work one day until the time we return the next day, and take 24 hr week end call.
Our call pay is $2.50/hr, and time plus half if we go in for a case.
This is rural Missouri...
Also, PT nurses commit to call for at least the night of the days they work, and only PRN nurses are NOT required to cover call.