Published May 24, 2011
Which specialty gets called in the most?
I think it depends on the hospital you are working at.
My experience working @ a general hospital OR where we do a mix of specialties, Ortho trauma & Gyne (C Sections) are our most frequent call backs.
I imagine that a larger centre that does Neuro & CV may have a completely different picture of their most frequent call backs..
Hope this helps...
Are you looking to avoid call, or do more call????
I work in a level 1 trauma center and we do more ortho trauma and belly cases than anything else. We also get quite a few cranis, but not as many as the other two specialties.
The only specialty at my hospital that covers their own area exclusively, and so takes call, is Open Heart. Other than that we are staffed with three teams on the weekends and two teams overnight so we don't normally have any call.
Defenitely want more call. Going to work at a large level 1 trauma, multi-specialty hospital.
They'll be staffed 24-7 then so there might not be a lot of call. You could always see if they train and have call for laser or cell saver though.
I think that some of the larger trauma centers don't have as much call, as they are staffed 24/7
Yesterday, where I work, Stat Holiday @ Triple time, the staff were called in for 12 hours, @ $40.42 an hour, not too shabby. Think they were called for Ortho Trauma & General Surgery, nurses are usually always willing to give up their call to those who want to pick it up.
We only have days, evenings, & then we take call with our evens & w/e & stats:monkeydance:
Your best bet will be to ask people who work in that OR now. Every hospital is going to be different, and then you'll have your busy times and your slow times. Where I'm located, we're getting into trauma season, and when that happens, we're almost guaranteed to get called in, and we've got 2 in house teams 24/7. You won't have any issues taking all the call you want though because there are always people who want to give away their call.
Our heart team akes the most call but we don't get called in very often.
Level 2 trauma with 3 crews until 7P then 1 crew overnight. Like everyone else said, at most places you can usally find people more than happy to give up thier call.
My large level 1 trauma center is staffed 24/7, but we also have at least one team on call at all times (except during the day) Hearts and eyes are so specialized that they do specialty call. Regular call could be for any service we offer, not just trauma. It depends on how many cases are posted, how many rooms are going to run, and if any staff is on vacation or called out.
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