Have you ever considered working on call? Many medical professionals work per diem to pick up some extra money in addition to their full or part time positions. Other times workers choose to only work per diem/on call shifts without having a full time job.
If you are considering working on call, read about the perks and downsides below:
The Benefits of Per Diem Work
• Most of the time, on call work pays a lot better than full-time or part-time work because the pay is used as an incentive to fill the shifts may be open at the last minute.
• You can work in a variety of settings – you can work in a dermatologist’s setting one day, and the next day be in a pediatrician’s office! This helps you discover which services and facilities you like the best, and take only the work you want.
• You choose your own schedule by accepting the shifts you like – no mandatory overtime.
The Downside of On Call Work
• It may be harder to find per diem work in some specialties more than others. (Medical Assistants or Medical Receptionists will have an easier time finding on call work in their area than language therapists or x-ray technicians simply because medical facilities employ more of them.)
• Most per diem health professionals receive no paid time off or paid vacation time because they are not affiliated with any particular hospital or institution. That being said, you can take off any time you need!
There is a way to get the best of both worlds. You can enjoy all the flexibility of per diem work without sacrificing the benefits of a full-time job if you work with a staffing agency just like PMC!
Placement Management Center in Flushing is here to help medical workers of all kinds work on call so that our employees can make the most out of their busy lives! If you want to learn more about what PMC can do to help you, submit a resume to [email protected] or call our office at 810.659.5500. We look forward to working with you!