Local Per Diem Information

Answers to FAQs

Whether you want to work a local contract and make an impact close to home or pick up per diem shifts and create your own schedule, your Aya team will help you navigate the process. Here’s some information to help you learn more about these career options so you can decide what’s best for your personal and professional goals.

Per Diem FAQs


Open FAQ questionWhat are the experience requirements?

All per diem positions require at least 1 year of experience since no training is offered. Some facilities may require 2 years of experience.

Open FAQ questionWhat are the location requirements?

To work per diem with us, you must reside within a 1.5-hour commute. The hospitals we work with can confirm shifts 1.5-2 hours before the start time and we want to make sure you have enough time to get there for your shift.

Open FAQ questionHow long is the process to get started?

It depends on the facility and whether they have a set orientation schedule. On average, it takes 2-3 weeks from the time your application is submitted to when you can pick up your first shift.

Open FAQ questionCan I work per diem around my travel assignment?

Yes, if you’ll be in the area for at least 8 consecutive weeks and can provide 4 days of availability per month.

Open FAQ questionIs there a minimum shift requirement?

We prefer that you provide a minimum of 4 days of availability per month. If something comes up and you can’t provide the necessary availability, we understand and ask that you let our staffing team know. If you go 90 days without a shift, you’ll be automatically inactivated.

Open FAQ questionCan I work at multiple facilities?

Yes, if the facility is located within a 1.5-hour commute. The requirement of 4 monthly shifts is not tied to one facility. The shift requirement is overall, not per hospital.

Open FAQ questionHow does scheduling work?

Work shifts based on your schedule. Scheduling is done through our Shifts mobile app. In the app, you can view a list of available shifts that you can match yourself to. If you don’t see a shift available on the day you want to work, you can also provide your availability to work that day, so you’ll be matched as soon as a shift becomes available.

Open FAQ questionHow do I get paid?

You’ll be paid weekly via direct deposit. Every Friday is payday! Per diem shifts are paid at just the hourly rate. There are no reimbursements or stipends for travel available.

Local FAQs


Open FAQ questionWhat are the experience requirements?

All our local contract positions require at least 1 year of experience. Some facilities may require 2+ years of experience.

Open FAQ questionWhat are the location requirements?

If you’re commuting from your permanent tax home, you’re considered a local candidate. Anyone within 50 miles is always set up as local.

Open FAQ questionHow long is the process to get started?

The process generally takes about 2-3 weeks for full compliance. However, we may have certain contracts available where we could get you started in 1-2 weeks from the time you complete your application.

Open FAQ questionHow do I get paid?

You’ll be paid weekly via direct deposit. For local contracts, the pay is all hourly. Local contracts aren’t eligible for additional stipends for travel or housing. We may be able to offer reimbursements for licenses, certifications, scrubs or other necessities you need to work the assignment. Your recruiter will provide more information.

Open FAQ questionAre benefits offered?

Yes, if you’re on a full-time assignment, we offer medical, dental, vision and life insurance.