Are Per-Diem Shifts Right for You?

Per-diem shift work has become a popular way for nursing assistants and nurses to make a living. But what exactly does it mean to work per-diem?


What Does Working Per-Diem Mean? Picking up per-diem shifts is another way to say you work "day-by-day" and "as needed." This means your work hours vary week to week and you pick up shifts at local healthcare facilities when they need help due to staffing shortages.


It’s no surprise that per-diem shifts are currently the most popular option among our CNAs, LPNs and RNs, although local long-term assignments and travel contracts are also very desirable! Here are three reasons why per-diem shifts may be the right choice for you:

You are in control of your schedule.

The number one reason healthcare professionals enjoy working per-diem shifts is the flexibility and freedom it allows. You’re able to hand-pick when and where you work, allowing you control over your schedule to match your lifestyle. It’s your life, so why not book a schedule you love?

You have the power to manage your career from the palm of your hand.

Our technology gives you the power to easily manage your career, all from the palm of your hand! Apply, browse available shifts based on your preferences, book shifts you are committed to working, and enter your time all from your smartphone – anytime, anywhere.

You will earn the pay you deserve.

Not only does GrapeTree offer some of the highest wages in the industry, but you have the option to earn even more than your base wage with last-minute shifts. That’s the beauty of working per-diem! It’s truly up to you how much you want to earn based on the number of hours you pick up, making it as full-time or part-time as you decide. Our healthcare professionals also appreciate that