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LVN On Call Hospice Fair Pay Rate

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by NamasteLVN NamasteLVN, LPN, LVN (New Member) New Member Nurse

NamasteLVN has 7 years experience as a LPN, LVN and works as a LVN Hospice.

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Hello I just had an interview this morning for an on call hospice position. Pay has not been discussed yet and I can't even gauge if they are going to call back with an offer or not.  I am in Southern California OC area. I've never done on call before. I am experienced with 7 years under my belt including 2 years hospice but doing continuous care. This new position is for LVN runner. Pretty much on call and doing visits if called in for anything from delivering supplies, refilling medication, assessing patients with change of status and they did mention some continuous care shifts possible.

I'm already aware of what fair rates are foe regular shift work. But I have no clue what rates are like for on call, particularly hospice. I'd like to know what a fair pay rate would be if they extend an offer or ask what I'm expecting in pay. I know waiting at home is usually a different rate than being called in. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

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Many moons ago, as an RN on call for hospice, I was paid minimum wage for my 16 hour shift. Many times it was only answering the phone at home. But sometimes I would be up most of the night. 

If I did get called out, I was paid a different rate, still lower than the local hospital salary.

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Katillac has 18 years experience as a RN.

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I think you aren't getting answers because hospices are all over the place with what they pay on call nurses. Mostly it's a minimal stipend per hour or shift with a per visit rate, plus mileage. I'm assuming there's a triage nurse who will turf visits to you when indicated. Last person I talked to it was $75 per 16 hour weekday shift and $100 for 24 hour weekend days, with an added $25 for a supply drop off, $50 for a brief visit and $75 for a comprehensive, with a one visit minimum. Looks like it hasn't changed much for some places since Oldmahubbard's days!

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