Per Diem RN/MS job in longmont, Colorado
looking to fill several CST openings at a brand new facility in Longmont, CO! All applicants interested must be certified in CO and have a... View job
Per Diem RN/Home Care job in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Primary Home Healthcare Inc. is a growing RN owned Home Health Care Agency looking for a field RN. Our company believes in a work life balan... View job
Per Diem RN/Radiology job in Detroit, Michigan
Department: Radiology Schedule: contingent Shift: day Hours: 9-5 Job Details: • EEO/AA/M/F/Disability/Vet Employer • Registered Nurs... View job
Per Diem RN/OR job in Orlando, Florida
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a General Surgery RN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Flo... View job
Per Diem RN/Camp job in Graeagle, California
Our summer camp, located in the beautiful Sierras in Northern California near Lake Tahoe, is celebrating its 46th season and seeking a resid... View job
Per Diem RN/DOU job in Plainview, New York
Nurses 24/7 has immediate openings for Telemetry RN's in Long Island. These are per diem openings for both days and nights. Nurses must be... View job
Per Diem RN/Hospice job in Gualala, California
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 RN/Psyc job in Scottsdale, Arizona
Mental health is one of the most crucial components of healthcare; it allows us to live our lives to the fullest and maximize our potential.... View job
Per Diem RN/SNF job in Palm Harbor, Florida
RN's, LPN's, and CNA – PALM HARBOR NEW GRADS WELCOME!!!! SUMMARY Provides services and care for residents and patients. ESSENTIAL DUTI... View job
Per Diem RN/ICU job in Denver metro, Kansas
If you’re a registered Nurse and want to travel and explore while you work, a career as a traveling nurse is a great option for you. Travel... 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.