I'm thinking of working for an agency to supplement our family income. I have never worked agency before, so I have some questions:
What does per diem mean? Does that mean they call me that day and offer a position, or does it just mean that I am not signing a contract to work specific days?
This is how I envision my agency experience working: pleas correct me or give me some input!
I submit to my recruiter my availability for a specific time period, and how many shifts I am interested in working. My recruiter then schedules me. I know there are times when you *do* get a phone call that day saying they need someone to come in; but I am also assuming that there are times when you know several days in advance that you are in fact scheduled.
What sort of expectations should I have of an agency? Is the nurse responsible for calling to see if she has been canceled, or is the agency responsible for calling you? What sort of "cancellation pay" is out there, and what time parameters does it fall under? Does travel typically get covered? It is common to establish yourself at a couple of different facilities and then to usually work only those facilities?
Any other thoughts are appreciated!