i'm a weekend nurse and i'm salaried. I do 24hr follow up visits, and take care of emergencies/med issues. I was a full time case manager for 3 yrs prior, we averaged 12-18 pts and we did 40hr/week and got time and 1/2 for over 40 hrs. Average visits are 4-6/day. if you do an admission, then they move 2 of your visits to another nurse.
no-they don't look at the time it takes you to drive-which sucks for the m-f case managers-that is one of the reasons i do weekend call now.
if i am asked to do an admit during the week, i get $100, $50 for a visit that takes less than 45 minutes, and $75 for any visit taking more than 45 minutes (like a death, or a whole lot of wound dressing changes), i prefer on call. the girls during the week run their butts off.