Make sure you know what your hopitals policy is for inclemate weather. Many have a seperate policy and some hospitals update this yearly.
You have to do what is safe for all, and that includes yourself. If you are " on call " and can't get to your hospital then you can't get in. Don't risk your life or someone elses' trying to get there. I have had to sleep at the hospital, stay in a hotel room, and stay with friends. It just depends on what the weather situation is , how far away you are from the hospital, and your family. I try and make arrangements ahead of time leave earlier etc. I will not jeapordize the lives of my family for any job, so if the weather is so bad that I can't get the kids to the sitter or get the sitter to come to my home safely then I have to call in and suffer the consequences. most managers/ hospitals understand this predicament and will work with most employees in good faith. It just really depends on the situation. When there is a major blizzard the staff at the hospital can be stranded for days.................and do we even want to add hurricanes into this inclement weather discussion=====