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Interventional radiology on call schedule

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I am looking for examples and current policies regarding interventional radiology nursing on call schedule. Our department is currently going through a change in our call schedule and we are struggling to come up with something that will be approved by management. We have three IR rooms, have separate neuro and vascular call teams off hours. We are staffed with 7 nurses. It is a 600 bed level 1 trauma, comprehensive stroke center and teaching facility so we do have high volumes. Looking for a similar type institution and examples. Policies would be extremely helpful if you have access to them. How does your department handle having rest periods in between periods of on call (such as the weekends). And how are you reimbursed? Do you have to use your own pto?

thank you in advance for your input

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Only 7 nurses? Does your IR do their own pre-op and recovery?

The IR dept I am currently a traveler at is adding neuro, so they are also struggling to address call scheduling, as well as shortening their call back time, thereby possibly having nurses stay overnight at the hospital. What a challenge!

I do not take call, so I don't know the particulars of what they've come up with so far. Good luck with your search!

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The only comment I have is: why would it ever be right to make an employee use their pto as a part of the on-call schedule?

I must be missing something :confused: .... because pto is something you've earned, and having to use it in the course of normal scheduling for call or otherwise makes no sense to me. It's there to allow the employee the flexibility to have time off in addition to their regular days off, for whatever they need it for, and not have to worry about if they can afford to take a day off or whatever. I'd be ___ed if my employer wanted me to use it as regular time off.

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