Acute dialysis travelers, how much overtime and call do you typically take on assignments? Does your contract say anything specifically about overtime and call to protect yourself from overwork?I'm on one of my first acutes assignments, and I'm really getting killed. My contract is very general, stating "40 hours per week and compensation for low census call off". I arrive to find such a crazy unit. There had been 5 full time nurses, but all 5 resigned at the same time due to staff conflict, stress, and general overworking. The new unit is left to be staffed entirely of travelers and new dialysis nurses. Only problem is most of the acute travel nurses have about 6 months of dialysis experience, still having trouble with basic stuff like machine alarms and testing water. Manager deems the travelers unsafe to be taking call or be left by themselves, leaving myself and 1 other traveler to pick up all the slack. We're doing at least 75 hours per week and the manager makes it seem like there's no choice about it.. We're constantly precepting new dialysis nurses and acting as charge nurse without extra pay, taking 5-6 nights of call & backup call per week, and been put in charge of things like ordering and managing supplies since there's no one else left to do it. But 13 weeks is almost done, so how do I keep this from happening on the next assignment? Write a contract stating "takes 1 night of call per week and works maximum 45 hours per week"? Is it too late to set any limits for call and overtime on an assignment if the only limitations were for low census?