Quote from edchunt
I just have a question about WVU-Ruby jobs. I was wondering about what their per-diem contracts consist of. What is considered casual employment? They had a posting up that I was interested in. Thank you for your inout.:typing Nice misspelling of the title huh? Can't type a lick!!
Sorry to be so slow in responding. Also, I don't really know a heck of a lot about HR stuff. But I think
casual refers to anything under 0.5 FTE (<20 hrs/week). 0.5 and above is a permanent, part-time position.
Judging by the rumor mill, there have been changes, lately, in the per-diem positions. I think you contract for a pod of some sort, where you agree to work shifts in several related units. I believe you get to say what days you are available for, but aren't guaranteed to get them. My impression is that they're wanting to keep per-diem to a minimum.
I know that's pretty vague, and I can't promise it isn't at least half wrong.
I'd suggest contacting HR for some actual answers. Hospital information could connect you to HR. I think they're there 8-4:30, M-F. But I could be wrong about that, too. Also, there's probably a website.
Gosh, I feel like such a model employee.
On second thought, I'm not sure giving the hospital's phone number is appropriate under allnurses' TOS. Probably okay, but you can PM me for it, if you like. Feeling a bit like a model moderator, too.