Per Diem Life at PRN Healthcare
The term contract is pretty self-explanatory, but what exactly is “per diem”? Translated, per diem means “by the day.” Twenty-two years ago, our agency took that meaning and created a company around the idea, PRN Healthcare. PRN is an abbreviation for Pro Re Nata, translated from Latin to “as the circumstances arise, or as needed.” So what does it mean then to be a Per Diem Nurse at PRN Healthcare? Here’s the translation…
What Is Per Diem Nursing All About?!
At PRN Healthcare, the majority of our per diem nurses work within long term care facilities in WI and IL. We do have per diem needs in our hospital settings in WI, IL, Michigan City, and MO. However, the frequency of needs is less and differs depending on the area. Currently, there are over 90 facilities in WI and over 70 in Illinois! We work with these facilities to assist with their staffing shortages, whether predicted or last minute openings.
A per diem nurse is brought on board to assist with these shortages. A nurse is expected to work a minimum of four shifts per month. This can be any four days, no requirements of weekends or holidays. Every employee keeps a calendar of availability online letting our schedulers know exactly which shift, what days they are available to work. As our facilities send us openings, we are simultaneously reaching out to our active nurses to fill the needs. Besides last minute daily openings, facilities give their needs to PRN Healthcare anywhere from 2-8 weeks ahead of time. This helps us to solidify schedules for our nurses in advance. From all nursing specialties, per diem nurses can work the minimum of four shifts per month (supplemental income on their days off), part time, or can elect to work on a full time basis for PRN Healthcare.
Why Work Per Diem at PRN Healthcare?
So why should you explore the per diem world at PRN Healthcare? Don’t take it from me, take it from those who know it best. I have over 60 nurses currently working for PRN Healthcare both part time and full time! They enjoy several aspects of working as a per diem nurse, primarily the flexibility of creating their own schedule (imagine being able to make it to every t-ball game or participate in every holiday tradition if you’d like, yay!). They also enjoy working at different facilities (a typical nurse works between 3-6 different places in their area), and the ability to meet new people and learn about different facilities.
Have more questions about per diem? Ready to sign up? Carpe Diem!! There are several recruiters here at PRN Healthcare ready for your call, we can’t wait to meet you!