Does your hospital offer "seasonal" employment?

  1. If your hospital offers seasonal employment- what do you think the benefits are?
    I am considering a hospital seasonal postion- since it is more money per hour and offers a housing allowance. It seems it is a way to draw RN's directly to the hospital- without going through an agency.
    The ad states 3-6 month terms. I would imagine you could extend the time if you wanted?

    What are your opinions?
    THanks JMP
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  3. by   Tweety
    We offer seasonal contracts as you describe in 13 week increments, but you can only renew once and stay six months, but they just made an exception on my floor because the nurse that wanted to say is one of the few of us with ventilator training. Because the money is so good, it's been quite successful at our hospital and I haven't heard any complaints.
  4. by   RNPATL
    Quote from JMP
    If your hospital offers seasonal employment- what do you think the benefits are?
    I am considering a hospital seasonal postion- since it is more money per hour and offers a housing allowance. It seems it is a way to draw RN's directly to the hospital- without going through an agency.
    The ad states 3-6 month terms. I would imagine you could extend the time if you wanted?

    What are your opinions?
    THanks JMP
    Just before I left Florida to move to NC, the hospital I was working at was just about to advertise for their seasonal agreements. The money was wonderful and you are right, it is a way to draw nurses to that hospital. But I think more nurses are opting for seasonal agreements than travel assignments. In any case, my "former" hospital had 13 weeks, 18 weeks and 20 week agreements. All had a completion bonus tied to them. I wish they offered that kind of salary up here .....

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