Part Time Minus

  1. Hello, everyone!

    I have been hunting for jobs and I saw one that says Part Time Minus. What does that mean? What's the difference from just Part Time?

    Could you also share what the other commitments mean? Per diem, PRN, etc.

    Thanks a lot!
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  3. by   Double-Helix
    Part Time Minus is probably just the hospital's term for part time staff. It also might be a position that does not include benefits (minus benefits). You could call the HR at that hospital and ask. I'm sure they would know the answer.

    PRN and per diem both mean the same thing- "as needed." It means that you have a minimum number of shifts you have to work each month (maybe 1-2 per week). You will sign up for shifts after the regular staff (if they do self-scheduling), or you will be scheduled in the open slots. If there are too many staff assigned to work, you will be the first cancelled. Again, you'll need to call HR to find out what each hospital's specific requirements are. These positions are usually paid more per hour, but you don't receive benefits or accrue paid time off. You also aren't guaranteed any hours.
  4. by   ArtisticNurse
    Thanks for the response, Ms. Ashley!
  5. by   bonny108
    I'm a new RN graduate with an Associates degree in nursing.I graduated in January 2012 and got my RN license May 12. I am having trouble finding a job. I live around Queens NY.
    ANY ADVICE ?? ANY PLACES NEAR ME HIRING?? long term care is a last resort for me.
    any advice on starting in a urgent care center like patient first?
    Thanks lot.