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Are there any OR jobs that Don’t have on call obligations ?

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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You may be able to find that in an ambulatory surgery setting, but highly unlikely to find in an acute cate setting. Even with my facility staffing 24/7, there are still call requirements from when the proverbial brown substance hits the fan. The call team isn’t utilized to come in emergently very often; most of it is staying until the case in your room finishes or another room finishes with evening/night shift staff to relieve. 

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ren.romeo95 has 1 years experience as a BSN.

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As far as I know, my hospital in NYC doesn’t require on call. I have started orientation yet, due to covid orientation date was pushed back two months. If I find out more info on that I’ll let you know 

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I started out in main OR. it is good for basic. surgery centers have no nights or calls or weekends. Some stand alone surgery centers require you to do pre-op, intra-op, and PACU. I'm at an ASC as part of a big teaching hospital and it's great, no nights, calls, or weekends. 

 

Perhaps a travel nursing job won't require you to take calls. 

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It is part of the specialty..

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FurBabyMom has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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Call is part of life in the OR, unless you work in a surgery/procedure center which doesn't operate 24/7.  Even that though, there are often call requirements (ex. the person to stay late when a room doesn't finish on time).  As others have mentioned, some travel assignments may guarantee no call, others require call. Depends on where you go and what you do. 

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Nscorpiored has 4 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Operating Room.

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Sorry you will have to take the advice of others and just do ambulatory/surgery centers (and even they sometimes have to do urgent/emergent cases)...the only other option I have heard of is if you have done a certain amount of years (25 years or more) or of a certain age (65 and up)

But if you work in an acute setting there will be call/lates...at my hospital OR we must take lates during PeriOp 101 orientation...we are known as 4th and 5th lates so we don't always stay the full four hours after our 8 hours shift...but once off orientation we are expected to take 1st, 2nd, 3rd lates and be on call for holidays/weekends/and must be able to know how to work nights

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Hi NscorpioredBsn, lates don’t bother me at all. It’s that I physically can’t get to my job in 30 minutes- I’m 45-60 minutes away. 

and unfortunately, I’ve got 10 years to go for the other conditions 😞

thanks for your input
 

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