Per Diem RN/Home Care job in Chicago, Illinois
Part-time on-call RN for day shift, hours 7:00 am to 7:00 pm every other weekend; 24 hours per week.Benefits Include Competitive compensati... View job
Per Diem NP/other job in Santa Clara County, California
TITLE: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Location: Santa Clara County, CA Contract: IMMEDIATE/URGENT NEED Per Diem; Full time fo... View job
Per Diem RN/other job in Bothell, Washington
About Executive Care: We are an affordable alternative to assisted living facilities and nursing homes – we help our clients to stay in t... View job
Per Diem CNA/other job in Newton, Massachusetts
Lasell Village, sponsored by Lasell College, is home to some 225 residents in its independent living apartments. The Village also includes L... View job
Per Diem NP/other job in Greenville, North Carolina
Seeking Board Certified Nocturnist Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner to help provided coverage in Greenville, NC. Need as soon as credentialed... View job
Per Diem RN/SNF job in St. Johns, Michigan
Full Time and Per Diem Flexible Scheduling Excellent Benefits $5000.00 SIGN - BONUS Renders professional nursing care to residents... View job
Per Diem other/other job in Orlando, Florida
Florida Hospital for Children seeks to hire a Clinical Pharmacist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.... View job
Per Diem LPN/SNF job in Waterville, Maine
Part time, full time, travel and local contracts open right now! 6 months of recent nursing home experience is required. We have multiple... View job
Per Diem LPN/SNF job in Lakewood, Colorado
SOS Healthcare Staffing has a great opportunity for a (LTC) Long Term Care, (SNF) Skilled Nursing Facility in Colorado. • This position... 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
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.