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I've been thinking of making some extra money lately; aka getting side job. However, I've been told that it is better to stay at your own hospital so that the extra hours are considered OT time, because sometimes money from the side job isnt as good as OT time. I was just wondering how you guys earned extra dough on the side I'm trying to aim for something that will be "fun" to try, and out of my usual critical care , and obvi has to be nursing related.
OT is very very very very very hard to come by on my unit nowadays May everyones shift go well today, may all your patients be cooperative. Feb 5, '14 by Been there,done that.
Try agency work, Home care or private duty could be a change of pace. Feb 5, '14 by Ruby Vee , BSN, RN. A number of my coworkers moonlight in the Cath Lab, EPS lab or interventional radiology. Feb 5, '14 by ArtClassRN, RN. One of my coworkers worked her off weekends at a nursing home. I thought she was nuts. Feb 5, '14 by Meriwhen , ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator. I do agency work. Quote from froggy8 However, I've been told that it is better to stay at your own hospital so that the extra hours are considered OT time, because sometimes money from the side job isnt as good as OT time.
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Quote from froggy8 OT is very very very very very hard to come by on my unit nowadays Feb 6, '14 by froggy8. Thank you everyone for the great advice, I'm def thinking of staying in my hospital, however, I do want to see what agency pays in my area.
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I would like to see what the other places are about too, aka EPS, endo, cath lab, IR. I've actually been thinking of psych recently Also, sometimes they call you last minute for OT which doesn't jive well with me if I'm not rested -- I refuse to go OT when I'm half awake for my patients sake.
For agency work, can you do the schedule beforehand? Feb 7, '14 by hurleygirli1. Sometimes working PRN at another hospital pays well because they don't offer benefits. And if you get them already at your full time job, then you don't need them anyway! Something to think about as well!
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Just be careful about the commitment level you sign up for. Feb 11, '14 by kiszi, RN. Not to thread jack, but I have a related question. For anyone who has gotten PRN work through a hospital or other facility, what do you do about orientation? I am full time at my current job and not able to take time off to orient for a PRN gig. Do some places offer some sort of "abbreviated" orientation for prn workers? I ask because I remember the "general" orientation for a previous hospital job being quite involved.
Feb 11, '14 by hurleygirli1. Hospital orientation is about a week, generally Mon-Fri. If you can schedule yourself at your main job on the preceding Sunday and the following Saturday and take a vacation day, it can work out. I was able to get my PRN job before my new full time job started so I was able to schedule with no problem.
I don't know about abbreviated orientation? It seems everyone PRN with a full time job was able to work around it somehow. You can figure it out I'm sure. Feb 11, '14 by caliotter3. You can schedule regular extended care home care shifts. Night shift on Fri, Sat, Sun are often open, as well as just about any shift for the weekend. Feb 12, '14 by froggy8.
ALSO, figured out that I cannot work anywhere in my hospital until I have been there for one year SO that means that OT on another floor is out of the question for now. Either I get OT on my floor which is rare - they call you when you make plans, and then don't call you when you sit at home all day!
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