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by huayra huayra (New Member) New Member

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Can anybody explain me how the schedule in Kaiser works. I am accustomed for 12 hr shifts 3 times a week in ER. However, looking at Kaiser jobs in Bay Area I see like 24 hr, 32 hr etc. I heard that schedules are set and they have 8 hour shifts, but 24 hours seems extremely low. So, are those positions just part time or temporary? If yes, then how people apply for 36-40 hr a week positions?

In addition I heard that they have 12 hr shifts for ER. Is that true?

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NickiLaughs specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

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Part time positions of 3 to 4 8 hour shifts a week is pretty common.  I took a 28 hour when I started with kaiser which was 3 8s one week and 4 the next.  The pay was equal to my full time at my previous employer.  Plus you get free health insurance for you and your family as long as you are a 20 hr a week employee.  If you want more hours in the ER you can usually pick up some until you can get a more desirable template.

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Any temp listing is for travel nurses or Kaisers prn staff to lock themselves into a contract for 3 months. 

Different units at different Kaisers locations will be different. For example. Kaiser Santa Rosa NICU nurses work 8 hours. Adult ICU 12 hours.

Kaiser Oakland Womens and childrens services 12 hour shifts. Adult services will have a mixture but mostly 8 hours.  Those employees who were there before the switch to 8 hours had an option to kept their 12 hour schedules. Some staff works 12 and others 8 hours. Once those 12 hour nurses leave their position so does the schedule. 

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Thank you for the replies! So, at the same ER can be mix of 8 or 12 hour shifts? Then, is it possible to get 8 hour shift part time job say 28 hours/week and then switch to 12 hour shift full time or it’s just legacy positions with grandfathered nurses only? I’m mostly interested in Sacramento area ERs specifically.

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NickiLaughs specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

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Regarding the sac area, one Er does some 12s most are grandfathered though.  The other it takes quite a bit of seniority to get one. 

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