I think I have found and read all the posts about triage pay. But none of them have helped me. I am an RN and work from home for a home health and hospice agency in the northwest. We've experienced a lot of great changes in our agency over the past year but the changes have caused the Triage work to become more demanding. I'm trying to find out if our pay is high, low, or average. I work from home and need to be close by my office during my working hours but (except for Saturdays 8-8 and Sundays 8-8) I don't get a continuous flow of calls. I work 7on/7off with my hours being from 1630 - 0800 m-th and Fri 1630- Mon 0800. The triage person also covers any holidays the office is closed (like this coming Good Friday). I average about 40 hours per week and 80 calls during a regular "on-week" with an average of 50 calls over Sat/Sun. One person mentioned they worked for hospice and worked 7on/7off but didn't explain how they are paid. Does any other triage nurse work hours like this? If so how are you paid? Salary? Hourly? Per call? other? We're paid salary for 40/week and our hourly pay is about the same as nursing home RN pay. Any info would be appreciated.
Oct 15, '09
I'm ready for a job change - after three meetings with a company representative I am no further along in my wage debate than I was before we started. Bottom line, they have agreed to give us a 2% raise (after we have an empoyee review) which equals to an increase of a whopping $20.00 extra per each 2 week pay period and we "might" get a "bonus" (which I've been told is a gift card) after we fill out special paperwork for the holiday's and extra days we work.
Last edit by sirI on Oct 16, '09