I am new to this site and I am so glad to find this type of forum. I am an ICU nurse and have decided to link up with a local agency and work per diem. What was explained to me is that "i would be my own boss" and that every monday i would make out my schedule where i would want to work. I would let the agency know where and which hospital or facility i'd like to work that week.
I can work as little or as much as possible depending on the need. The rate to do this varies from $38-$42/hr depending upon which hospital i decide to work.
The hospital with the greatest need is paying $40/hr and i am going to try to neogotiate to get the $42/hr rate. I am new to agency nursing. :uhoh21:
And i don't understand how this is indenpendent contracting?? I would still have to get my pay from the agency. I will also need to file 1099 .
They also asked if i am interested in a contract with a hospital and explained that i would get paid less and would not be an independent contractor. I am not interested in that because some weeks i dont want to work 3- 12 hours shifts so i like that i can do 1 shift a week or 4 shifts.
I am a bit confused about being a per diem independent contractor--Can someone shed some light please
Oh they do provide workers comp and liability insurance--I already have my own benefits inc. mal practice insurance
Thanks for the replies in advance!!:spin: