Per Diem RN/Home Care job in West Bloomfield, Michigan with M&Y CARE, LLC
M&Y CARE is seeking to hire a Registered Nurse (RN) to work in the specialty area of Home Health. Your responsibilities: • Evaluate pat... View job
Per Diem RN/Rehab job in Tinley Park, Illinois with BrightStar Care of Tinley park/Oak Lawn
Looking to pick up some extra hours when it fits YOUR schedule? We're BrightStar of Tinley Park/Oak Lawn, a winner of an "Employer of Choic... View job
Per Diem RN/Hospice job in Gualala, California with Redwood Coast Medical Services
Redwood Coast Medical Services, a community health clinic located on the beautiful Northern California Coast, is currently hiring for a part... View job
Per Diem LPN/Home Care job in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania with Sweet Golden Years Home Health Care 4 U
Do you enjoy making others smile? Do you enjoy caring for others in need? Are you compassionate and reliable? If yes, then Sweet Golden Y... View job
Per Diem RN/DOU job in Los Angeles, California with KPG Healthcare
Are you a nurse looking for a more flexible schedule? Some extra income? Or a newer graduate (1+ years of nursing experience) looking to try... View job
Per Diem RN/Home Care job in Pottstown, Pennsylvania with KenCrest Services
KenCrest is seeking Full Time and Part Time RNs and LPNs to work in group homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities who are medic... View job
Per Diem RN/SNF job in Staten Island , New York with Atlantic Group
Looking for a motivated, energetic Registered Nurse's with Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation experience on Staten Island. Sigma Care experi... View job
Per Diem RN/Home Care job in Los Angeles, California with HiRe Solutions
We are the fastest growing top health care company in LA and to continue to grow we are seeking a Registered Nurse that will provide a full... View job
Per Diem CNA/Home Care job in San Diego, California with FIRSTAT NURSING SERVICES INC
We have IMMEDIATE work available, and pay time and a half after 8 hours per shift! Are you as passionate about the important role that st... View job
Per Diem RN/ER job in New York, New York with JMB Medical Group PLLC DBA NutriDrip
We are recruiting Registered Nurses with IV experience to join our team of mobile infusion specialists. IV nutrient therapy is quickly be... View job
Nurses seeking schedule flexibility and premium hourly wages should consider per diem nursing. Although the majority utilize per diem shifts to supplement their existing incomes, there are some who work per diem as their full time job. In order to work per diem, a nurse becomes the employee of a per diem staffing agency or "registry", which is usually contracted with multiple healthcare facilities in a given marketplace. When a facility lacks the staff to provide sufficient coverage, they call upon the agencies to provide supplemental staff. As needs come in from facilities, agency staffing coordinators find available nurses qualified to meet the facilities' needs. This system of giving availability each week and accepting or rejecting shifts gives the per diem nurse a high degree of flexibility in creating their own work schedule.
Another benefit to the per diem nurse comes with payroll. First, per diem nurses can expect to earn a premium as compared to the staff nurses they work beside. In fact, some per diem nurses earn more than $500 per shift. Of course, there is a trade-off here as staff nurses enjoy consistent full time scheduling and benefits not available to most per diem workers. Be that as it may, another nice perk of per diem payroll is pay frequency. Most per diem agencies offer weekly pay and some now even offer daily pay on a pay card which can be used as a debit card.
Finally, many nurses are attracted to working on a per diem basis because, to at least to some extent, they can choose where they want to work. Nurses who work per diem can choose not to return to facilities or units which are not a good match. Alternatively, per diem nurses can make themselves more available to facilities where they enjoy working and can sometimes "block schedule" when the facility has sufficient need.