parolang, if I were in a clinic, I would love to work with you!
I work in acutes. Our program doesn't routinely have a PCT, just occasionally. We feel pampered when she is there. We have a four bed space in our unit, with 2 patients per RN, Hepatitis status permitting. We do a lot of mobiles and are adding CRRT to our program.
I have a different schedule. I do 4p-12a, no weekend, no call. I do treatments that are left from the day, trying to get the on call person out and resting, just in case. I set up paperwork, machines for the next day. The portable ROs are stocked with extra equipment. I initiate all PD treatments. We just all pitch in and do our jobs to best benefit the patients.
Acutes is definitely a different animal from chronics (did that, too). Some days are beastly, some days are little or nothing.