With being a 1099 Contractor, comes great deal of work flexibility, however with this work flexibility also comes possible endangerment to the Healthcare Professional’s health & wellness and the end-patient’s safety.
As a result of this, we always want to ensure our Healthcare Professionals are taking care of their safety & wellness and embodying our “zero-harm” culture. Excessive shift taking and excessive work hours can lead to workplace errors, accidents and injuries.
What is Clipboard Health’s Policy on Hazardous Hours?
At Clipboard Health, we want to ensure our Healthcare Professionals are taking care of their health & safety first and not putting themselves or the end-patients in danger. A tired, over-worked Healthcare Professional can not operate medical equipment in a safe, focused-manner and may forget safety details when conducting patient care & treatment.
What are some examples of Hazardous Hours?
- 2 x 10-hour shifts back-to-back in a row. Any continuous 20-hour shift is defined as excessive.
- Working over > 70 hours a week is defined as excessive.
- If one has worked over a 12+ hour shift, a minimum of 8 hours of respite is needed before working again. A respite period under 8 hours is insufficient.
From the Clipboard Health Team, we thank you for adhering to this Policy and keeping end-patient safety as your utmost priority.