Per Diem NP/PMHNP job in Portland, Oregon
The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is a private organization that provides culturally appropriate services to American In... View job
Per Diem RN/MS job in Stamford, Connecticut
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible to provide direct skilled nursing services to patients. Performs Infusion Therapy and private duty nursing... View job
Per Diem RN/ICU job in Boston, Massachusetts
Job Summary We are looking for an experienced RN with ICU training to care for two elderly patients. Will require 12 hour day/night shif... View job
Per Diem RN/Home Care job in Spring Valley, New York
Growing Home Care agency seeking RN's to staff Rockland County cases providing extended nursing care to medically fragile patients, both ped... View job
Per Diem MLT/Lab Tech job in Defiance & Bryan, Ohio
Dunson & Associates, Inc. is seeking Specimen Collectors for paternity testing to join our team of associates in support of our clients in D... View job
Per Diem RN/Mgr job in Montclair, New Jersey
New Home care agency servicing parts of Essex county. Part time position 10-15 hrs per week. Mostly Geriatric population. View job
Per Diem NP/ACNP job in Winter Park, Florida
This is a PRN position expected to support two clinics; Winter Park and Semoran The Nurse Practitioner will actively manage patient care... View job
Per Diem RN/Dialysis job in Nanuet, New York
We are a small company that is looking for acute dialysis nurses with at least 2 yrs experience. We offer flexible hours and good pay. Car... View job
Per Diem RN/MS job in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Be the difference…..RN’s and LPN’s At HomePointe HealthCare, a Benchmark Human Services Company, we are guided by our mission and passion... View job
Per Diem NP/PNP job in Portland, Oregon
The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is a private non-profit that provides culturally appropriate physical & mental healt... 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.