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Does every NY hospital have 13 shifts per month plus working every other weekend?????

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amy0123 has 11 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in MedSurg Tele.

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Is this true? Is there a hospital in NY that has every third weekend? Every other weekend is kind of too much isn't it?

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dansamy specializes in Going to Peds!.

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Every other weekend is pretty standard for most hospital nursing full-time staff posistions. Flex and PRN may have more flexible options, but it seems if you want/need the benefits of a full-time employee, you get the rotating weekends schedule.

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Every hospital is different. I've worked in hopsitlas in NY where I had to work 3 weekend shifts a month. It didn't matter which weekends. Sometimes during NP school I would work 3 Sundays in a row so that I was able to do additional clinicals on Saturdays.

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jmgrn65 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in cardiac/critical care/ informatics.

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seems normal to me, but then again I am not in NY

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It's common. Every other weekend is pretty standard from what I've seen. Remember, that's the hardest time to schedule staff (apart from nightshift any day of the week), so making it part of your contract from the start is the norm.

It's really not a big deal; you can always use vacation time, personal time, or switch with a colleague if you need certain days off.

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It was a bit of a shocker to find that it is common in NY-especially the part where there isn't a weekend differential. In another State, weekends were reserved for those with seniority because the differential was over $6/h, in addition to the shift differential.

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It was a bit of a shocker to find that it is common in NY-especially the part where there isn't a weekend differential. In another State, weekends were reserved for those with seniority because the differential was over $6/h, in addition to the shift differential.

Nursing homes often have weekend differentials, just not the hospitals. Eves/nights, yes, weekends: no. Then again, whenever they're shorthanded, there's premiums and super premiums for calling you in to cover.

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Is this true? Is there a hospital in NY that has every third weekend? Every other weekend is kind of too much isn't it?

that is standard, except for out patient clinics

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It was a bit of a shocker to find that it is common in NY-especially the part where there isn't a weekend differential. In another State, weekends were reserved for those with seniority because the differential was over $6/h, in addition to the shift differential.

There's a differential in NY in most hospitals. Most have the differential. And everyone pretty much requires every other weekend.

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LibraSunCNM has 10 years experience as a MSN and specializes in OB.

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I work at NYU Medical Center in Manhattan, and there is no set rule for weekends. I've only worked 1 weekend this month. They do require 13 shifts per month as full time.

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