Are you paid for orienting someone?

  1. I work in a nursing home. For last 3 weeks I get a fresh graduate every week to orient/train them. I myself am overwhelmed with my own work and on top of that orienting someone and explaining each and every little thing to someone who is just starting his/her first nursing job.....it is becoming very tough for me. I even tried to reject the orientee but the supervisor told me that this is part of my job. I am just wondering if I have right to refuse an orientee??? Does any facility pay you extra ( I know hospitals do) for orienting someone? My employer does not pay anything for that.
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  3. by   Crux1024
    My employer (a Hospital) does not pay extra, as it is part of our job descriptions to orient new employees. Also, this hospital has a college association, so we are a teaching hospital, and everyone is expected to..
  4. by   RN BSN 2009
    My friend is an RN and gets a pay raise of .30 per hour for orienting..... Pennies for knowledge I guess
  5. by   twinmommy+2
    My hospital doesn't pay extra either, like the pp said, its part of the job to orient the new.
  6. by   ranchwife
    I have worked in 2 facilities that have paid their nurses a "differential" to orient a new nurse!! Unfortunately, the hospital where I am at now (and plan to remain for many years) does NOT pay and the responsibility placed on that nurse is incredible....we are currently working with new administration in getting that little "problem" worked out!!!
  7. by   jjjoy
    It's crazy isn't it? If a nurse has any perceived down time, then that's considered inefficient and staffing is reduced. However, the nurse is somehow supposed come up with time to orient a new grad in addition to taking care of their full load of patients. Paying extra doesn't seem as important to me as SIGNIFICANTLY reducing one's patient load while orienting a new grad. Of course, that still costs the facility more so it doesn't happen. sigh.
  8. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    Quote from jjjoy
    It's crazy isn't it? If a nurse has any perceived down time, then that's considered inefficient and staffing is reduced. However, the nurse is somehow supposed come up with time to orient a new grad in addition to taking care of their full load of patients. Paying extra doesn't seem as important to me as SIGNIFICANTLY reducing one's patient load while orienting a new grad. Of course, that still costs the facility more so it doesn't happen. sigh.
    good point!
  9. by   P_RN
    Not payment directly, but as a condition of staying on the clinical ladder which is a 7.5% pay increase for each rung.
  10. by   cisco
    Several years ago, preceptor pay was 50 cents/hr, plus for the first couple of days the load was lighter by one patient. By the end of orientation, the new person should be caring the full load with the preceptor watching, answering questions etc.
  11. by   BookwormRN
    it is part of the job description at our hospital-no extra pay.
  12. by   jojotoo
    Not a penny.
  13. by   jill48
    No, just part of the job for me. I'm an LPN and I train new LPN's and RN's.
  14. by   meownsmile
    Nope, none here either,, its included in the job description we read and sign on for when we are hired. However, i might say it really isnt right when you tend to be the one they always send the orientee with, while others seem to never have to take their turn. But, i guess better them go with someone who will train them right rather than someone looking to have someone around to do their job for them for a few weeks.

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