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> Weekend staffing in a hospital setting?

jenelpt
post Feb 5 2010, 02:30 PM
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Hi all,

Just trying to figure out how other hospitals staff thier dept on the weekends.

I currently work in a 565 bed hospital, we have 9 full time PTs, 2 part time PTs and 3 PTAs. We worrk on all units in the hospital and rotaoe floors every 3 months. Right now we work M-F and rotate through the weekends, getting a day off during the week. We staff 3 therapists on Sat. and Sun. and see only priority pts (ortho, Stroke, home plan and any new evals that come up if there is time).

Our physicians recently told our manager that PT needs to be more visible, and in response our manager is now asking us to work more weekends, giving us 5 therapist on Sat and Sun. Needless to say i am not happy about this as I alrady work every other weekend and will now have to work more.

Just wondering how other hospital staff on the weekends, and what kind of patients are seen. Any information would be helpful! Thanks!

Jenel Gammiero, PT
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