Would you tolerate a pay cut?????????

  1. I work in an acute dialysis setting where we do around 200 treatments per month, not including CRRT therapy. We have been getting paid (and got hired at) a per treatment rate of $125/00 for hemodialysis and a $75.00 flat rate for CRRT set-up. Because of the high patient volume (there are only 3 full-time RN's), we took it upon ourselves to try to get a "dialysis unit" in the hospital where we could take the patients for their treatments and do 2 at a time. Naturally, we still do 1:1 in the ICU and CVICU and ER. We talked it over with the nephro doctors and got their support. It took a long time, but we finally opened it last Oct. Now, we got notification, that effective immediately, we will be getting paid $125/tx for the 1st patient and $85.00 /tx for any subsequent patients we do in the dialysis unit. We will still get $125 for the ICU, etc. The dialysis company (who will remain anonymous), is still charging the hospital/patient the same amount, but we are getting paid less. We get $30/day to be on-call and we take call one nite a week and one weekend a month.
    I would be interested in knowing what other acute RN's are making and if you think this is fair???????
    Thanks and God Bless.....
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    About gambroRN

    Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 48; Likes: 2
    dialysis RN - chronic hemodialysis


  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    Is it fair, when is a pay cut ever fair?

    I left my last staff job and started traveling because of BS like this. First it was no raises for the year, an increase in health insurance premiums, and then a 9% across the board pay cut. The hospital was non-union, so I voted for a union with my feet, by walking out the door and never looking back.

    It may be time for you guys to do the same......or at least let the parent company try to explain their reasoning for the difference in compensation before you leave.

  4. by   Juanay
    No, it's not fair. I too left my chronic dialysis unit to do dialysis travel for reasons just like this. If they are still getting the same bill rate and trying to decrease your pay who's pocketing the difference??? We all know who! Not YOU!
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    How can your dialysis company "remain anonymous", when your screen name is gambroRN?
  6. by   caroladybelle
    Dialysis nurses are in demand - vote with your feet.
  7. by   gambroRN
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    How can your dialysis company "remain anonymous", when your screen name is gambroRN?
    FYI - gambroRN is an old screen name - this is not in reference to Gambro.
  8. by   BaltoRN
    That does suck, in other words they're making MORE money now that they will be ripping you guys out of $40.00?! Jerks! I would leave.