Per Diem RN/SNF job in Denver Metro Area , Colorado
Registered Nurse -R.N (Denver and surrounding areas) Position type: You tell us what shift would be ideal, when and where you want to wo... View job
Per Diem LPN/SNF job in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
We are hiring qualified Licensed Practical Nurses for per diem OR part-time/full-time contract assignments at well-established facilities in... View job
Per Diem RN/MS job in Kinder, Louisiana
RN's, isn’t it time to find the kind of opportunity that truly challenges you to use the skills you’ve worked so hard to build? We can help!... View job
Per Diem RN/Home Care job in new york, New York
Lott Community Home Health Care is looking for REGISTERED NURSES (RN) to join our rapidly expanding team!The registered nurse is expected to... View job
Per Diem MLT/Lab Tech job in Celebration, Florida
Cardiovascular Invasive Lab Technologist II – Cath Lab – Celebration – Per-Diem Celebration Health seeks to hire a Cardiovascular Invasive... View job
Per Diem RN/MS job in Sycamore , Illinois
Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patients' conditions. Maintain accurate, detailed reports and records. Record patients'... View job
Per Diem NP/FNP job in Orange, Virginia
Immediate part-time opening for a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Orange County Free Clinic. Must be able to work independently providing... View job
Per Diem LPN/Corrections job in Susanville, California
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse – California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation CareerStaff Unlimited is looking to fill long term, f... View job
Per Diem LPN/SNF job in Portland, Maine
Part time, full time, travel and local contracts open right now! 6 months of experience is required. We have multiple hospital, LTC, Rehab... View job
Per Diem RN/SNF job in Keene, New Hampshire
We are hiring qualified Registered Nurses for per diem OR a full-time contract assignment at well-established facilities in the greater Keen... 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.