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Weekend progam RN's please read

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Hi, I just wanted to ask all of you nurses that work or know of the weekend programs at your facilities. Do you get paid more than other staff etc. At our facility in which I started a few months ago we don't but since it is a union facility and next year is a new contract year if it was possible to entertain this idea of more an hour. As it is now I do 3 12 hrs shifts per weekend, get pd for 40 to receive fulltime status and get benefits etc. I am required to work 4 holidays and have 144 hrs of time off. I read here on the board recently of a place that pd $35 hr for weekend program and they got one weekend off a month.:p

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At the hospital where i work as a student, the weekenders get paid for 36 hours by working 24. Hope this helps. They accumulate PTO time at the same rate as everyone else. The only drawback is they can only request ONE holiday weekend DAY off a year.

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We get paid 36 hours for working 24. We get one weekend off a quarter. We earn PTO just as others do. We are considered .6 FTEs, so we get part time benefits, unless we add a third 12-hour shift.

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MrsWampthang is a BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency room, med/surg, UR/CSR.

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Our weekend dayshift gets paid $33.00 and hour and nights gets paid $35.00 and hour. They work 2 twelve hour shifts and get 96 hours of PTO a year. They can't take two weekends in a row and they can't request any weekends off during Christmas week. I am starting weekend option on the next schedule; I'm hoping that it will be more conducive to my ds getting better grades this year. Here's hoping anyway. Anyway, that's how we work here at my hospital.

Pam :)

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Weekend has worked great for me (and my kids)! Good luck, Pam!!!

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TiffyRN has 27 years experience as a ADN, BSN, PhD and specializes in NICU.

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I used to work weekend advantage. At the time the way they worked it out depended on the department. In the dept. I worked they paid a hefty hourly differential (but only to the nurses who were weekend advantage). It worked out to about the same as working 36hrs. We accrued PTO at a slower rate but then we didn't need as many days off. I never lacked for PTO when I wanted to go on vacation or have a day off for an event. We could take off any weekend that was approved as long as we had enough PTO accrued.

Our benefits were the same as other employees other than the PTO thing. They used weekend advantage as a recruiting tool, would rarely give an open position to an existing employee. The last existing employee they gave a weekend position they only did so after she put a two weeks notice, suddenly that position became available to her.

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