Is Working Per Diem Right For You?

If you work in the healthcare field, you’ll have the option to work per diem. Per diem jobs have become increasingly popular over the years because of the many benefits they offer to healthcare employees. So, is per diem right for you? If you’re considering a per diem position, its important to do some research on the pros and cons that come with it. Here’s a checklist to help you decide whether this type of employment is a good fit.

Is Working Per Diem Right
Is Working Per Diem Right

You Have Trouble Balancing a Busy Schedule

When you work long and weird hours, sometimes its impossible find a work-life balance. When everyone else is asleep, you’re awake, and vice versa. This makes it difficult to get your other daily tasks done, but per diem work allows you to easily navigate a crazy schedule. You’re able to pick up shifts when you have the time, and continue to be off the clock when you don’t have the time.

You Feel Burned Out

When you have a million other things to deal with on top of your job, it’s hard to find time for yourself. If you ignore self care for months or even years, it’s inevitable that you’ll get burned out. Being burned out makes doing a job that you once loved, unenjoyable. However, when you work per diem, it allows you to make time for yourself and maintain the passion that you have for your profession.

You Want More Control Over Your Hours

Being employed full time means sometimes working shifts that you don’t want to work. Choose your shift preferences and the amount of hours you would like to work. Per diem allows you to be in charge of your schedule.

You’re Bored at Your Facility

If you’re tired of working at the same old unit every day, stop asking yourself, “Is per diem right for me?” This means it’s the perfect choice for you! When you work per diem, you have tons of different types of facilities to choose from. Your skills are valuable at many other places other than where you currently are.

You Want to Grow Your Skills

Being in healthcare, its difficult to fit continuing education into your priorities. Many per diem staffing agencies offer their employees skills and certification training for free. Work for a company that values your continued growth.

You Don’t Like a Long Commute

Stop commuting over an hour to your facility when there’s open jobs available right in your neighborhood. Take advantage of the opportunities close to home and work per diem.

If you checked everything off of this list, it’s time to work per diem. Don’t keep questioning “Is per diem right for me?” Live a happier life, with control over your schedule and profession. You won’t regret it!

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Per Diem Nursing Spotlight: New Hampshire

Northeast Med Staff offers a variety of nursing positions throughout New England. This week, we are featuring one of the states that we first expanded into – New Hampshire! New Hampshire is filled with everything from natures walks and mountains to urban areas and fine dining. One of the perks of working per diem is that you get to choose when you work and when you take time off. So in your off time, here are some fun activities to do in New Hampshire!

Per Diem Nursing Spotlight: New Hampshire

Things to Do:

Santa’s Village – no matter what time of year, at Santa’s Village, it is Christmas year-round! This is a fun place to take your children, or to just let your inner child out! With a full amusement park, reindeer, and Santa’s own workshop, you will have a day full of fun!

Canobie Lake Park – located in Salem, New Hampshire, just over the Massachusetts border, this theme park is a great place to spend a day off! Enjoy the rides, shows, and fireworks with your family or friends.

Visit the City of Portsmouth – this scenic area has some old English flare. Enjoy the shops, amazing restaurants, or even watch a play! Located right on the water, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is an inexpensive day trip that everyone will love!

Things to See:

Mount Washington  – Visit the tallest mountain in all of New Hampshire. A great day trip with the family, this mountain is perfect for a nice drive. It is a beautiful location for sightseeing!

Franconia Notch State Park – perfect for those who are outdoorsy, this state park has all sort of fun activities! From hiking and fishing to skiing and snowboarding, this is the perfect place to stop for fun year-round!

Lake Winnipesaukee – Even more outdoor activities! New Hampshire is famous for their hiking trails, campgrounds, and fishing sites, and Lake Winnipesaukee fits right in! Spend a relaxing day on the lake beach, take a boat ride across the lake, or just hang around and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. There is something for everyone to do here!

Places to Eat:

The River House – a casual seafood restaurant with an amazing view, this is one of the most well-known local favorites. Try a bowl of their multi-award winning seafood chowder!

Lui Lui – with two locations in New Hampshire, this is the perfect family-style restaurant for you and your family. Serving classic Italian pizza and pasta, you are sure to love it!

La Carreta – Mexican Restaurant – some of the most authentic Mexican food in the area, La Carreta is a regional favorite! With several locations across the state of New Hampshire, you will never be too far from some of the best Mexican food you will ever have!

 

So what are you waiting for? To find out more about how you can become a member of the Northeast Med Staff nursing team and work in the beautiful state of New Hampshire, click here!

 

*Northeast Med Staff is not affiliated with any of the locations or activities listed above.

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Why You Will Love Working Per Diem

Our nurses love working per diem. However, not all staffing agencies are the same. Northeast Med Staff stands out from its competitors by offering our  employees benefits that other agencies do not. We are a community-focused medical staffing agency that connects healthcare with facilities who provide quality care for patients and residents. With that, we strive to offer our nurses the highest quality benefits available. Here is a list of just some of the amazing perks of being a Northeast Med Staff nurse or nurse aide: 

Our Nurses Love Working Per Diem. Here’s Why You Will, Too!

Change of Pace

Going to work in the same facility day after day can become monotonous. Seeing the same faces, doing the same actions, and working the exact same hours can make you feel like you are in a rut. Working per diem allows you to vary what facilities you are going to. It helps to keep your day interesting. This change of pace can even prevent nurse burnout! Northeast Med Staff works to coordinate our nurses’ skills with the best facilities.

Flexibility

Schedule flexibility means the freedom to work the hours that fit into YOUR schedule. As a result, you are able to work the hours you want and use the rest of your time to do whatever it is that you love to do. Whether you have a family commitment, or are just taking some personal time to care for yourself, we have the flexibility you need!  

Comprehensive Benefits

Unlike many other staffing agencies, Northeast Med Staff provides all employees who work 35+ hours per week full medical, dental, life, and disability insurances, as well as 401k plans. But we don’t stop there. Additionally, part-time employees who work as few as 20+ hours per week are eligible to receive other voluntary benefits.  

These are just some of the many benefits of being a Northeast Med Staff nurse. To find out more about how to become a member of our team, click the “Apply Now” button at the top of this page! 

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