on call pay? - page 2

Please forgive me if this has been covered.. but I was wondering how much money per hour your hospital pays you to stay home on call. (OB, L and D) I never questioned this before, except I have had... Read More

  1. by   KulRN
    We get $6.00 an hour for the time you're on call and if you get called in, time and a half is our pay...As RN's we are put on call for 8 hours....When I'm put on call, I still get to do things, I just carry my uniform with me wherever I go.
  2. by   crissrn27
    We can opt to take call if cencus is low. 1.50/hr and time and a half if called in
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Double shifts are dangerous. I would not want to work a place that required this.
  4. by   mitchsmom
    Last edit by mitchsmom on Jul 12, '07
  5. by   AgentR
    $7.50/hour to be on call, time and a half if we get called in. And we have an hour to get there.
  6. by   jenrninmi
    I believe it's $1.50 where I work too. Pretty pathetic. But, there's no way I'd sit at home waiting for them to call me. They have my cell phone number. I carry my things with me just in case.
  7. by   ElvishDNP
    We get $2/hr (OB) if they put us on-call (meaning calling us off when we are regularly scheduled) but regular pay if we come in. Very rarely happens, as it seems like everybody in the county comes to us to have babies every night!
  8. by   jsully13
    I work in PACU- We get $2.50/hr on call pay, time and a half if called in, and minimum 2 hrs pay. We take weekend (7am Sat. to 7am Mon.) call every 5th weekend and Friday (7pm Fri. to 7am Sat.) call every 5th Friday. It still beats WORKING every other or every third weekend in ICU though!!!!
  9. by   nurseynightnight
    We get an hours pay for every 8 hours of call.

    We work 12 hour shifts and our shift is broken down from 7p-11p and then 11p-7a. So you could be on call the first 4 hours, the unit gets busy but not too busy and then they can just have you come in at 11p for your normal hourly wage.
    If we get called in we then make time and a half. But if you get called in say at 9pm you only get time and a half until 11p then it goes back to your normal hourly. We are only on call if our census is low. We don't have a set number of shifts per month we have to sign up on call for.

    Now I work a weekend option schedule and I have only been on call 1 time since last June. It is kind of nice in my slot b/c the other nurses I am working with that night must have had call 2 times during that pay period for it to be my turn. I don't work with the same nurses every weekend so it hardly ever happens!! Yeah for me!
  10. by   prmenrs
    I get $6. I'm per-diem, so it's better than nothing, but if census is low for a couple of weeks, gets pretty bleak.

    Some funny things happen, tho. Once, I got on-call (they call @ 5am, a couple of times I couldn't remember if they called or not!), they called @ 7:15!! I got time and a half for 11 hours! Yahooo!

    Another time I d/c'd both of my babies by noon, went home and got called back, for double time! after being @ home for an hour.
  11. by   DebblesRN
    We get $2.00 an hour, then time and a half if we have to come in.

    When I worked Cath recovery, I got $5.50 an hour, and time and a half if I came in, double time on the holidays.

    I think some specialties are paid better for call than others.
  12. by   RainDreamer
    I work in NICU, not L&D, but at our hospital we only get $2/hour if we're on-call. I'd love to get $5+/hour, wow! But we do get doublle time if we're called in, so that's a plus. And I haven't had to work a weekend since January, so I guess I can't complain too much!
  13. by   crysobrn
    We get $2 an hour for on call and if we get called in we get time and a half. I agree that it's not a lot to sit in your house ready to go. I almost prefer to be on call at night. I just call before bed to see what it's looking like, so I can be a little more prepared. I'd much rather work for time and a half than sit home for 2bucks an hour.

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