our agency has two types of per-diem staff, one in which the per diem nurse fills in for case managers on an as needed basis and then the per diem case manager. I choose to case manage simply because I wanted the certainty of knowing I would have work each day.
of course no benefits, our agency pays $45 per revisit and $54 for an opening or recert. i moved from the south (where i worked in a hospital) to the north (where i am doing homecare) - pay is definitely better up here.
anything else just let me know. the transition in nursing has been easy, the laptop charting was more difficult to learn than i expected, but now that i am familar w/ it, i wouldn't trade it for anything, no papers, all the information right where you need it - great.
best of luck