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Do you get paid when you are on call as primary care NP?

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East coast FNP here, and  working for a large health care organization in a primary care setting. We, all the primary care providers including MDs have to cover 2-3 weeks in a year as an on call provider, and we don't get paid for this time. So, you are expected to answer any calls which come between 5 pm to 8 am next day until the offices reopen. This is for 7 days, including weekends. This means a patient can wake you up from your sleep, and you are expected to go to work next day regardless how much sleep you lose. The calls average 20-25 a week. 

I was wondering whether this is the case - no compensation for on-call - for majority of the primary care providers. 

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