I wanted to get an opinion and some thoughts on how your facility addresses the on-call rules. Here are a few:
1. Time constraints, ie- time expected to be at the hospital
2. Geographical restrictions, ie- how far away you can be
3. A place, sleep room, you can stay in if you should live farther away than your time
I'm trying to get an idea how each facility treats their on-call staff and what each side expects out of each other so the job can get done with no delay.
Mar 9, '13
1. 30 minutes from answering call to present in the OR- changed and ready for patient.
2. None, just have to be able to meet 30 minute requirement. We have some who live slightly more than an hour away.
3. 2 bedroom apartment, shared with another department. 1 bedroom = female, other bedroom = male. Can sleep up to 8 (9 if you include the couch). Kitchen is not stocked with food or drink- must bring your own. Laundry supplied by the hospital- bed linens only; no washer/dryer in apartment. WiFi signal from hospital across the street too weak to be of use; very limited basic cable. Very few people use it, since most outside the 30 minute range prefer to stay with friends and take advantage of food, internet, cable TV.