Shift Work

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1. What days/hours do you work? (day/evening/night) 

2. How are your hours scheduled? Are they different if you are working casually/part-time/full-time? 

3. Do you have a say in your hours? 

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

4,161 Posts

Specializes in NICU.

We have day shift (7a-7p) and night shift (7p-7a)

You can choose between Template (3 week schedule) or Self schedule (you pick the days you want to work, as long as there is openings on those days).

There is also Weekends Only positions (Only work Saturday and Sunday). I am required to work 47/52 weekends. In exchange for that requirement, they pay me a premium per hour on Saturdays and Sundays.

You have a say about the days you work (Self Schedule), but do not have the option on hours. You have the ability to trade days or have someone work part of your shift, if you need time off after the schedule is finalized.

Mary3010

157 Posts

That sounds so hard to manage!! I guess you get used to working for that long or working at night.

Is it the same for part-time, casual and full-time work?

chevyv, BSN, RN

1,679 Posts

Specializes in Acute Mental Health.

I am .9 on the PM shift. I can usually get the days I want off. There are 12's available but not consistent enough to draw me in

Mary3010

157 Posts

On 8/28/2021 at 9:31 AM, chevyv said:

I am .9 on the PM shift. I can usually get the days I want off. There are 12's available but not consistent enough to draw me in

9 hours sounds more doable hopefully!! 

How is casual work organised? 

chevyv, BSN, RN

1,679 Posts

Specializes in Acute Mental Health.

.9 is 72hrs per pp. I work 8hr days. I wish we had 10hr days but alas a few 12's are given and that is not consistent. 

Peachpit

206 Posts

On 8/22/2021 at 9:10 PM, NICU Guy said:

We have day shift (7a-7p) and night shift (7p-7a)

You can choose between Template (3 week schedule) or Self schedule (you pick the days you want to work, as long as there is openings on those days).

There is also Weekends Only positions (Only work Saturday and Sunday). I am required to work 47/52 weekends. In exchange for that requirement, they pay me a premium per hour on Saturdays and Sundays.

You have a say about the days you work (Self Schedule), but do not have the option on hours. You have the ability to trade days or have someone work part of your shift, if you need time off after the schedule is finalized.

NICU Guy...if I understand your post correctly you are currently working a true Baylor? Just Sat/Sun? If so, how long have you worked this schedule and do you think it's worth it?

Mary3010

157 Posts

Is there any way you could work predominantly/only during the day as a nurse? Could you pick your days/times as a casual nurse maybe? 

Specializes in ER/School/Rural Nursing/Health Department.

Mary--Its pretty facility specific.  Also, day shifts are usually difficult to get when you first start working-usually those shifts go to others within the unit that have been waiting, opening up night shifts.  

The hospital that I worked at had several different shifts for the ER-

7a-7P, 7P-7A, 12P-12A, 3P-3A, 10A-10P, PM weekend only (Friday and Saturday 7P-7A with differential), PRN (after each two week schedule was filled out by FT staff PRN and PT staff could fill in the blanks--almost always mid or night shifts.

Specializes in Emergency Nursing, Pediatrics.

I work pediatric private duty.

Right now I work M-T-Th 7a-7p, but next week will move to S-M-T 7p-7a. Hours are upon needs of the family, which in this case is 24/7 care so they have it split between 7a and 7p. The family is flexible though, so if I want to work different hours for whatever reason they are usually okay with it. I can pick up extra if I want and they do not cap our overtime.

Mary3010

157 Posts

3 minutes ago, LeChien said:

I work pediatric private duty.

Right now I work M-T-Th 7a-7p, but next week will move to S-M-T 7p-7a. Hours are upon needs of the family, which in this case is 24/7 care so they have it split between 7a and 7p. The family is flexible though, so if I want to work different hours for whatever reason they are usually okay with it. I can pick up extra if I want and they do not cap our overtime.

Do you work helping sick people in their homes? That’s good having a choice in your hours/days!! 

Specializes in Progressive Care, Sub-Acute, Hospice, Geriatrics.

My current job is straight up S-S-M, 12 hours shifts, 7P-7A. I'm on the weekend program with 25% added to my base pay. I've been doing this for almost 4 years. Currently, transitioning to a hospital setting which is shift work with self scheduling. I'm going to be new hire so I'll get the bottom end of the barrel and get to choose schedule last. I'm confused with their system which I'll probably learn it. But, they do every other 3rd weekend. So, I'll be working mostly days per pay period.

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