Re: On-Call Techs ?

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Date:Tue, 13 Jul 1999 10:30:15 -0500 (EST)

      We do have Histotechs on call. For our lab, the Technical Specialists 
     and Senior Techs carry the beeper.  We rotate and are on a 6 week 
     schedule so that we are only on call for one week out of six. We are 
     paid for the whole week but only when the lab is not in operation 
     (basically night hours) and then all day Saturday and Sunday.  If we 
     are called in for any reason we are paid for 3 hours if we are here 
     less than that amount of time.  On the off chance that we are required 
     to be here longer than that we are paid for the length of time we are 
     actually here. If you have any further questions please feel free to 
     contact me via e-mail.  Have a great day...:)
     Vicki Gauch,HTL (ASCP)
     Albany Medical Center
     Albany, NY

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Subject: On-Call Techs ?
Author:  "Woodfin, Amy C" <> at Internet-Mail
Date:    7/13/99 3:17 AM

Hi folks,
Wondering if many labs have on-call Histotechs?  We currently don't, but our 
docs are interested in having something more formal than the scramble that 
happens when they REALLY need a stat GMS or AFB on the weekends.  I realize 
there are a variety of ways to do call systems, and would appreciate some 
input on what your lab does.  Do you rotate?  How often?  Are you paid for 
the entire call time, or just the time you are called in?  How are you 
notified; home phone, cell phone, pager?  Any info would be VERY helpful :-)
Amy Woodfin
Pathology Supervisor
St. Joseph Hospital
Bellingham, WA

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