Any weather condition you need to make sure you follow some helpful tips to ensure your safe arrival. Whether it is raining icy snowing.
Every healthcare professional either gets stuck traveling to work or home from work in bad weather.
How do nurses get to work in bad weather. A bachelor of science in nursing bsn prepares nurses to provide patient care but they may have to learn through experience how to prepare for complications that arise due to bad weather. I m glad you do acknowledge that there are freak weather occurrences that are not predictable and can make people late. So if worse comes to worse follow the bus route to get to work.
The rcn has issued guidance for nurses that they should contact their local manager for advice on whether they should attempt to report for work and to check their local inclement weather policies. When businesses close for bad weather. Students may be enjoying a run of snow days but the recent rash of storms has some employees and employers wondering about the rules when it comes to getting to work in bad weather.
If weather is so bad that businesses must close it is important to know what to expect when it comes to pay. However i don t feel professionally bound to show up at work 24 48 hours early if nobody is going to pay me. How do you more seasoned nurses deal with this im in the path of hurricane florence scheduled to work this weekend and honestly dont know what to do i love my job and appreciate my patients but my job sent out an email saying we have to be to work.
They are only required to pay for hours spent working. I sure as heck am not going to pay for a hotel room. I have a child to think of so im clueless.
Having your schedule set and confirmed at a nursing home hospital surgical center etc. Take a change of clothes with you in case you get stuck at the hospital and end up having to stay there because the roads are too bad to drive on and people are calling off because they can t get into work to relieve you. Four wheelers help nurses get to work in bad weather jeep club uses facebook to line up volunteers.
Nurses have been advised to do their best to get to work during the current bad weather but have been reminded that they should make their own safety a high priority. Meanwhile the extreme weather has put pressure on healthcare services across the region. Calls for help to get doctors and nurses to work as snow puts hospitals under extreme pressure.
We do agree that an individual ought to try to find coverage. Unlike many professions nurses must be ready to work despite bad weather. Nurses safety critical in bad weather.
Under the fair labor standards act flsa employers are not obligated to pay their hourly employees for hours not worked due to bad weather. A preparation plan for carrying out their responsibilities as a nurse is essential. He said few people realize how much families like his worry about their nurses getting safely.
And for safety put the car in a low gear and go slow.