Published Oct 27, 2004
I am a hospice and palliative care nurse who takes scheduled call quite a bit (every other weekend, and every Monday night). I'm curious about how on call pay is structured in other organizations. Here's how ours works: We get paid by the hour to "carry the beeper" weekend nights from 1630 until 0830, and a little more for the weekend 24 hour periods from 0830 Saturday until 0830 Monday. We get mileage door to door for visits. No extra money for admissions, Friday nights, holidays or middle of the night visits.
Many healthcare organizations get a base rate for call and then a different hourly rate for visits. Are there hospices out there in allnurses land who operate that way? No need for specific dollar amounts, I'm just curious how others are set up.
I get $3 per hour on call, door to door mileage, and $25 per each after hours admission. My weekend call starts 5 pm on Friday and ends 8 am on Monday. I only get weekend call once every five weeks. I get $4.50 per hour for call on holidays.
aimeee, BSN, RN
For weekday on call the nurses don't receive anything extra, just paid by the hour if they go out, plus travel time and mileage reimbursement. Weekend call starts at 8a on Saturday and runs through 8a on Monday. They get 16 hours of pay for that. Then they are off 2 days on the following week. Frequency of weekend call depends on staffing levels. Usually its once a month or a bit less.
Thanks for your response, Angelica. Could you please tell me what your average census is?
Thanks for your response, Angelica. Could you please tell me what your average census is?Thanks, Kat
We've been a little slow the last few months. I haven't gone over 8 pts since April. At one point this summer I had 2! That's a little TOO slow. I'm at 6 right now. Never had more than 14.
renerian, BSN, RN
Most of the on call people at the agency I volunteer for area are salaried and there are 2. They get their salary. Per diem fill in and get 2.00 per hour for the pager and 50 per visit if they need to go out.
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