Per-diem nursing is one of the best choices for nurses who value flexibility and independence. Even nurses who thrive on their own, however, need a little bit of help and guidance. Here’s how teaming up with a staffing agency can help take your per-diem nursing career to the next level.
Staffing agencies give easier access to better jobs
Do you really want to spend every spare minute poring over job listings? Your focus should be on your job performance and your personal happiness. Teaming up with a staffing agency means that the busywork of selecting positions that suit your needs and goals is delegated to a professional recruiter. Recruiters have professional insight and inside knowledge about all the best leads, meaning you’ll have a much better chance of landing a great per-diem position.
Establishing trust with new and potential employers
When you work with an agency, your recruiter becomes your best reference. Since facilities have already built trust and rapport with the staffing agency, it’s easier for them to extend that trust and bring you into their circle. This is an edge that the DIY applicants won’t have, which makes it much more likely that you will be the final choice.
A stronger stance for negotiating
Applying and interviewing for a job without a staffing agency on your side is like taking a knife to a gunfight – you’re not setting yourself up for a win. On the other hand, a recruiter can help you throw your weight around and leverage for better salary, scheduling, and other benefits.
Since per-diem nurses often end up working at multiple facilities at once, their lives get quickly get complicated in ways they didn’t expect. For example, different facilities may have distinct policies on continuing education and certification renewal. If you work across state lines, you’ll need to keep track of multiple licenses. Are you eager to take all that on alone? An agency recruiter can serve, in part, like a personal assistant helping you to prepare for and handle all the little surprises.
How to get started?
The professional recruiters at MSG Staffing are eager to help you find your next per-diem nursing job. Contact us today to find out more about the many ways we can help advance your nursing career.