Been a nurse for a couple of years but I do not have experience with an on-call, overstaffed, standby policy before. Only worked at 2 hospitals with this being 1 of the 2.
I have worked at this hospital for almost a year now and the staffing department does not adhere to protocol.
We have a log that shows who floated where and when, but the staffing log is not available to staff nurses; meaning, there’s no transparency here. I don’t want to go into detail about how what is going on or how I uncovered it because I know employees at my facility are active on allnurses and I do not want to be retaliated against.
Frankly speaking, I want to know if there is anybody outside of the hospital I could give a “call” to? The charge nurses, managers, even our union is aware of what is happening. Maybe I should just find another hospital to work at? At 1 year in, 7 of my colleagues have left. I live in Northern California so finding work will not be difficult. Unfortunately, I moved a block away from the hospital when I was hired.