Per Diem & Local Contracts

+ How do I become a member of the HCS healthcare team?

Want to get started right away? Our process is simple. Apply Online to start the process.

+ What are the minimum qualifications?

To become an HCS nurse or allied healthcare provider, you need to provide a valid professional practice license or certification and proof of the right to work in the United States. We require at least one year of professional nursing or allied experience before we can hire you. But don’t be discouraged the jobs, not to mention the pay rates, improve dramatically with every year of experience you gain in your field!

+ Am I under any obligation to work for HCS after I submit my application?

Not at all. Your application is just a way for us to get to know you so if you decide you want to work for us we can find your dream job.

+ How can I find out what assignments are available for per diem or local contracts?

Per Diem needs by their nature are constantly changing; our staffing coordinators will let you know what shifts are available once you have become active.

+ How can I find out what shifts you have available?

Decide which hospitals are of interest to you and ask one of our staffing coordinators. Our shifts vary depending on what facility you choose to work. The majority of our shifts are usually 8 or 12 hours. We work with our facilities to ensure that you are not floating needlessly.

+ Are there a minimum number of shifts required to be considered per diem?

We require a minimum availability of 24 hrs per week.

+ Are there any fees associated with applying with HCS?

Never! At Healthcare Staffing, you are our first priority. We work hard to find you numerous job opportunities to choose from.

+ Do I have to commit to a long term local contract?

No, we require a minimum availability of 24 hrs per week

+ How much will I earn?

At HCS, we have some of the most competitive rates in our markets. The amount you will earn is dependent upon several factors including the facility in which you will be working, the shift, the area, and long term contracts versus per diem shifts.

+ When and how do I get paid?

Depending on your location, pay checks are issued on a weekly or biweekly basis. Check with your recruiter about your location’s pay dates. Tired of waiting for a paycheck to clear or waiting in long lines at the bank? We offer direct deposit.

+ What if I am an independent contractor?

If you desire to work as an independent contractor, HCS can accommodate you. You will have to provide a tax id number, proof of insurance and sign an independent contractor agreement.

+ What is my tax status with the IRS?

When you work for Healthcare Staffing tax day is a breeze! You are a part of the HCS staff, not an independent contractor, so we withhold your taxes. And at the end of the year, you’ll receive a W-2 form.

+ Do you offer referral bonuses?

If you have a friend you think would make a great Healthcare Staffing employee, you could be making some serious cash! We provide a referral bonus for every friend who qualifies under our bonus program. With all that cash, you can treat your friends to dinner!

+ Do I get a sign on bonus?

For long term contracts and travel assignments, sign on bonuses are often a part of the compensation package.

+ What benefits do you offer for per diem work?

HCS offers a full range of benefits such as Healthcare and Dental insurance. Your eligibility to participation in these plans is dependent meeting the insurance company’s eligibility requirements. HCS covers all of our employees with Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability insurance from your first day of paid employment.

+ What benefits are offered if I accept a local contract?

HCS offers a full range of benefits such as Healthcare and Dental insurance. Your eligibility to participation in these plans is dependent meeting the insurance company’s eligibility requirements. There may also be special bonuses offered on these contracts such as sign on and/or completion bonuses. HCS covers all of our employees with Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability insurance from your first day of paid employment.

+ When do my benefits start?

How does a month sound? That’s right, with HCS if you accept a 36 hour per week or more long term or travel assignment you are eligible for such insurance at the beginning of the next month. You are covered by Workman’s Compensation and Professional Liability insurance starting your first day of paid work. We make sure that we cover you from all angles.

+ Can I cover my spouse or children on my benefits plan?

Sure! You can add your spouse or your dependent children, or other dependents to your insurance for an additional monthly premium. All you need to do in order to add your family to your insurance is complete the enrollment paperwork and pay the monthly premium. All dependents must meet the insurance company’s eligibility requirements.

+ Do I still have benefits even if I am not on an assignment?

No, a minimum of 36 hours per week is required for an HCS employee continue eligibility for benefits.

+ Do you offer free education?

Now furthering your education is as easy as a click of a mouse! Our RNs and LPNs take online continuing education at their leisure. Several online nurse testing sites have been added to our website. These sites offer various free education programs.

+ How long are your local contracts?

Local contracts generally last from 8 to 13 weeks, travel assignments are generally 8 to 26 weeks.

+ How many per diem shifts can I expect to work?

It is totally up to you and what shifts are available at the hospitals you are most interested in.

+ Where are your assignments in Atlanta?

HCS is one of the most experienced company’s in the Atlanta per diem market. We hold contracts with the majority of hospitals in greater Atlanta that use per diem staffing services. Check with your staffing professional for our current contract or go to the Career Center to see our current offerings.

+ Are local contracts full-time or part-time?

They are mostly full-time but there are some part-time contracts. Local Contracts are usually from 24 to 36 hours per week.

+ How do I choose an assignment?

It is totally up to you!! Decide where you are interested in working and we will make it happen if there are shifts available.

+ How will HCS prepare me for an assignment?

Once you have found a shift or contract that appeals to you, your HCS staffing coordinator will confirm your start date, shift, unit, and hourly pay rate. We will then give you an orientation that will familiarize you with the features and policies of your chosen facility.

+ Can I get housing and travel allowances if I already live in Atlanta?

The IRS has very strict rules concerning housing and other nontaxable allowances for local healthcare providers working a local contract. You should consult your tax advisor before accepting any nontaxable housing or other allowances to avoid adverse tax consequences. Local hospitals also impose restrictions on these types of allowances. HCS carefully follows the IRS tax code to keep you out of tax trouble.

+ How long will it take to approve my application and get an assignment?

Not long at all!! The placement process goes quickly once you provide us with your application and credentials. So, as long as you work with us to get you working, you’ll be joining the HCS family soon!

+ What do I do if I don’t like my assignment?

If at any reason you are not happy with an assignment, let your staffing coordinator know what the problem is and we will try our very best to correct it.

+ What happens after I complete my assignment?

If you are working on a long-term contract there is often the opportunity to extend the contract for additional periods. If you wish to change locations after the completion of your contract simply let your staffing coordinator know at least three weeks in advance so we can market your skills and have another contract ready when you are.

+ Why should I work for HCS instead of a hospital?

When you work with Healthcare Staffing, you never have to worry about anyone setting your schedule ever again. It’s all up to you. As an HCS employee, you will earn premium pay and have access to a full benefit plan and the flexibility to choose your facility, your shift, and your assignment.

+ What if I need help after business hours?

Twenty-four hours seven days a week. Every hour of everyday, we are here for you, even holidays, no exceptions.

+ Where is your office located?

We have offices in Atlanta, Griffin, Albany, Milledgeville, Brunswick, Savannah, Calhoun, Dublin, Athens and Cedartown. Just use our location finder to find the HCS office that is right around the corner from you!


Frequently Asked Questions for Travelers

+ What are the minimum qualifications?

To become an HCS Travelers nurse or allied healthcare provider, you need to provide a valid professional practice license or certification and proof of the right to work in the United States. We require at least one year of professional nursing or allied experience before we can hire you. But don’t be discouraged the jobs, not to mention the pay rates, improve dramatically with every year of experience you gain in your field!

+ How can I find out what assignments are available for per diem or local contracts?

Per Diem needs by their nature are constantly changing; our staffing coordinators will let you know what shifts are available once you have become active.

+ How can I find out what shifts you have available?

Decide which hospitals are of interest to you and ask one of our staffing coordinators. Our shifts vary depending on what facility you choose to work. The majority of our shifts are usually 8 or 12 hours. We work with our facilities to ensure that you are not floating needlessly.

+ Are there a minimum number of shifts required to be considered per diem?

We require a minimum availability of 24 hrs per week.

+ Do I have to commit to a long term local contract?

No, we require a minimum availability of 24 hrs per week

+ How much will I earn?

At HCS Travelers, we have some of the most competitive rates in our markets. The amount you will earn is dependent upon several factors including the facility in which you will be working, the shift, the area, and long term contracts versus per diem shifts.

+ When and how do I get paid?

Desiring the freedom of a paycheck without limits? With HCS Travelers, you decide your payday! Whether you want to get paid the same day as your shift, weekly, bi-weekly, or any time between, it is all up to you! Tired of waiting for a paycheck to clear or waiting in long lines at the bank? We offer direct deposit.

+ Do I get a sign on bonus?

For long term contracts and travel assignments, sign on bonuses are often a part of the compensation package.

+ What benefits do you offer for per diem work?

HCS Travelers offers a full range of benefits such as Healthcare and Dental insurance. Your eligibility to participation in these plans is dependent meeting the insurance company’s eligibility requirements. HCS Travelers covers all of our employees with Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability insurance from your first day of paid employment.

+ What benefits are offered if I accept a local contract?

HCS Travelers offers a full range of benefits such as Healthcare and Dental insurance. Your eligibility to participation in these plans is dependent meeting the insurance company’s eligibility requirements. There may also be special bonuses offered on these contracts such as sign on and/or completion bonuses. HCS Travelers covers all of our employees with Worker’s Compensation and Professional Liability insurance from your first day of paid employment.

+ When do my benefits start?

How does a month sound? That’s right, with HCS Travelers if you accept a 36 hour per week or more long term or travel assignment you are eligible for such insurance at the beginning of the next month. You are covered by Workman’s Compensation and Professional Liability insurance starting your first day of paid work. We make sure that we cover you from all angles.

+ Can I cover my spouse or children on my benefits plan?

Sure! You can add your spouse or your dependent children, or other dependents to your insurance for an additional monthly premium. All you need to do in order to add your family to your insurance is complete the enrollment paperwork and pay the monthly premium. All dependents must meet the insurance company’s eligibility requirements.

+ How long are your local contracts?

Local contracts generally last from 8 to 13 weeks, travel assignments are generally 8 to 26 weeks.

+ How do I choose a travel assignment?

The process begins with completing our application and skills checklist. Once these are reviewed, your recruiter will discuss your assignment expectations and your desired location to find the best travel assignment for you. You will then be given details on the available assignment including pay rate, facility type, unit, shifts, location, housing and bonuses. If the assignment interests you, your recruiter will set up a phone interview with the facility. After you interview, you and your recruiter will discuss if the assignment is a good fit for you. If you decide to accept the assignment, we will ask you to sign a contract specifying the details of the assignment.

+ How will HCS Travelers prepare me for an assignment?

Once you have found a shift or contract that appeals to you, your HCS Travelers staffing coordinator will confirm your start date, shift, unit, and hourly pay rate. We will then give you an orientation that will familiarize you with the features and policies of your chosen facility.

+ What happens after I complete my assignment?

If you are working on a long term contract there is often the opportunity to extend the contract for additional periods. If you wish to change locations after the completion of your contract simply let your staffing coordinator know at least three weeks in advance so we can market your skills and have another contract ready when you are.

+ Why should I work for HCS Travelers instead of a hospital?

When you work with Healthcare Staffing, you never have to worry about anyone setting your schedule ever again. It’s all up to you. As an HCS Travelers employee, you will earn premium pay and have access to a full benefit plan and the flexibility to choose your facility, your shift, and your assignment.

+ What if I need help after business hours?

Twenty-four hours seven days a week. Every hour of everyday, we are here for you, even holiday, no exceptions.


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