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Change in Schedule Requirements. What should I do?

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by MsNurse1997 MsNurse1997 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Med-Surg, L&D. Has 1 years experience.

Hello all! I’ve been a home health case manager for about 4 months now at a small hospital based agency. When I was hired in my schedule requirements were M-F 8-4:30 for my scheduled visits and taking call Friday from 4:30PM to Monday 8AM once every 8 weeks. I know that sounds too good to be true…which it definitely was. 2 weeks ago they changed our on call requirements out of the blue with no warning to taking call 1-2 weeknights on top of our weekend every 8 weeks and we have to pick a day to work a 12 hour shift. I’m a single mother with not much family support and I chose this job due to having the ability to take my son to school and pick him up and be home with him in the evenings and night time. Now I’m forced to get a baby sitter 1-3 nights a week. My manager knew this when I was hired and does not want to work with me on this due to short staffing. What do I do? Should I quit? 

Olivelove20

Specializes in Adult.

Family first (especially when it comes to a child). The company is always going to look out for themselves. You have nothing to feel badly about, you have held up your end of the agreement of employment. If the employer changes the rules w/o input or notice to the employee that is their problem if the employee chooses to leave.

 If you can go to part time or PRN until you can find another position do that if that would help w/not having to take call so often or work the longer shift. If you have some money saved and can not work until you secure something else give them a 2 wk notice now.

I'm sure you won't have any problem getting another position in HH if you want to stay in it. Look at non hospital based agencies in your area - like Amedisys, Accentcare..they are usually everywhere and always in need of a nurse.