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PRN nurses on-call mandatory?

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KoshkaBuba is a RN and specializes in Home Health.

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Can PRN nurses be forced to be on call as needed every other week for SOC without on-call pay (only SOC rate is paid+$20 xtra).DON statement it is mandatory.No phone answering in this case. Is this legit?

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I would not put up with this policy. Go be PRN somewhere else. They don’t own you.

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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I wouldn't do it either. PRN means at agreeable availability. What if you have another job, and your on call falls on your work weekend? Do they expect you to not go to your other job, just because? Lose this job like it's a bad habit!!!

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DallasRN specializes in ICU/ER/Med-Surg/Case Management/Manageme.

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Where do these people get the idea they can just rule the life of a nurse?!?  They might be able to require certain amounts of on-call, holiday work, etc. if that was written into your employment agreement but just to arbitrarily decide?  Nope.  

Like the other post I just responded to about being required to show your drivers license to home health patients/families?  What job in the world do you have to do that?  ID, yes.  My personal info, NO NO NO.

It's getting to the point we need an attorney to arbitrate an employment contract for us.

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If you have mandatory on call, then you are not in a PRN position, you are in fact, working as an on call nurse.  Is that what you were looking for when you took this job?

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KoshkaBuba is a RN and specializes in Home Health.

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Thank you dear nurses for your responces!I thought it was not right either.This is very small agency cannot find enough nurses.

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