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by Kristiern1 Kristiern1 (Member)

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I have a question for all your practicing NP's out there.

I work in a cardiology practice. There have been some changes here recently in our group and our docs are wanting help with taking call and rounding on weekends.

I am paid a salary. I already average 50+hours weekly without working on the weekends.

Generally, what would you consider a fair hourly wage for coming in to the hospital on the weekend and rounding? Also how about an hourly wage for being on call?

I appreciate your all's help with this. I want to help them, but also don't really want to work on the weekends and would like to be compensated for my extra time.

Thanks in advance,

Kristie

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I have a question for all your practicing NP's out there.

I work in a cardiology practice. There have been some changes here recently in our group and our docs are wanting help with taking call and rounding on weekends.

I am paid a salary. I already average 50+hours weekly without working on the weekends.

Generally, what would you consider a fair hourly wage for coming in to the hospital on the weekend and rounding? Also how about an hourly wage for being on call?

I appreciate your all's help with this. I want to help them, but also don't really want to work on the weekends and would like to be compensated for my extra time.

Thanks in advance,

Kristie

We don't get extra for this, but we get a day off for every weekend day we work. We work 4/10 so we end up with the two days before and the two days after the weekend off (weekend is fri-sun). We do 1/4 weekends. We don't take call. The PA's that I do know that take call do a variety of things. The Ortho PA's get 100% of the RVU when they come in after 5. Others get a stipend or bonus for the call. Don't know anyone that gets an hourly rate. If you are already working 50 hours per week I would make call and weekend contingent on working less.

David Carpenter, PA-C

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Hi - I work for a large nephrology practice with 4 PAs and 3 NPs and me (CNS). We all take rotating call and its not really call - we go to two hospitals 55 miles away and do rounding on all our patients, consults, H&Ps, discharges. This is one Sat and Sun per month from 0700-1900. We get one day off for working the weekend. For this we are paid and additional $6,000/year. Even though you are on call, if you get done with your work by 2 or 3 (not unusual during the summer months), then you can go home. This seems to be the going wage in my area.

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