Any Good Track Ideas????

  1. On our unit, we self-schedule. Management doesn't completely follow our requests to a "T," but tries to accomodate. Since I work nights, I would like all of my shifts in a row. I "generally" work 3 12-hour shifts one week/4 shifts the next. We are required to work one weekend (or at least part of a weekend) every other week. Any good track ideas out there--things that work for you--doesn't create "extra" overtime--maximizes number of days off?
    Thank you in advance :kiss
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  3. by   VickyRN
    ANY ideas would be appreciated. Need some creative input. Thank you.
  4. by   Julie, RN
    I work days, here is my track that repeats every month:
    D, D, -, D, -,-,-,D,D,D,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,-,D,D,D,-,D,D,D,-,-,-
  5. by   MHN
    healing touch , i used to do N/D as 7 days on then 7 days off worked well.My wife used to 5 on 5 off 2on 2off and the other person did 5 off 5 on 2 off 2 on
    however it would depend on what level of acuity your patient have.MHN
  6. by   Katana
    I have a schedule that I have worked for the last 15 years and it's very comfortable for me. I work 12 hour shifts.

    Monday and Tuesday - Work
    Wed, Thurs, Fri - off
    Sat and Sun - Work
    Mon, Tues, Wed - off
    Thurs and Fri - Work
    Sat and Sun - off

    Then the pattern repeats.

    I have 3 days off during the week and every other weekend off. I also have every Wednesday off.

  7. by   plumrn
    12 hr shifts:


    ...then repeat. A 4 day weekend,every other week!