OR Travel: Need to take call?


Going to be travel nursing as an OR RN (circulator). Hoping to land close to home and be able to drive back after 3-4 days on job. Just realizing call might mess up my plan! Do I need to take call as a travel OR RN? Please share  your experiences. Thanks very much.

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Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

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Specializes in OR, Nursing Professional Development. Has 18 years experience.

This is going to depend on what is in your contract. When my current facility began bringing on travelers, call was not part of the contract. However, now that we have a very large percentage of travelers, call is being included in the contract, most of them being 1-2 calls per 13 week contract. 


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Thanks  for your response Rose Queen. I can definitely live with that call schedule.