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Raise Doesn't Apply to Float Nurses

jenny966 jenny966 (New) New

So I work at a hospital (small hospital) & they have given all psych nurses a $5 increase in hopes to retain them. So even weekend option nurses get the increase, it also applies to medical nurses who (if they have to) get pulled to psych. Basically, EVERYONE who works psych units gets the increase EXCEPT US FLOAT NURSES! I'm quite upset over this considering we mainly float to psych. When brought to attention of management, they say "it's part of your job description to work psych or any other unit so no you don't get the increase." I find this very unfair as a float nurse. Is this right?

Float nurses can decline shifts, if all of the float nurses decline to work on the psych unit without extra pay, management will get the message.

Yes, it's "right". It's also right for you to seek alternate employment if you can get a better deal elsewhere. Another option would be to attempt to negotiate a raise for yourself based on more personal reasons. Show them why you're worth it- even if every other float nurse isn't getting the increase.

Julius Seizure

Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care.

When brought to attention of management, they say "it's part of your job description to work psych or any other unit so no you don't get the increase." I find this very unfair as a float nurse. Is this right?

My argument would be that it's also part of the psych nurses job to work psych, but they got the raise.

I'd be annoyed. However, in most hospitals, the float nurses get paid more than the unit based nurses already, so hopefully at least you have that.

Yeah right! I wish that were the case but where I work, we are scheduled & have no say where we work (unit).

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