Medical Temporary Staff Positions

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Learn more about Temporary/Per Diem Employment opportunities.


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The role of a temporary employee is critical to the day-to-day operation of the university and also provides valuable hands-on experience. Temporary staff fills in during peak or seasonal time periods, and on special projects. Human Resources coordinates this service in partnership with the departments and makes every effort to fill requests for temporary help as needed.

  • Temporary positions requiring less than 20+ hours per week are referred to as temporary intermittent
  • Temporary positions requiring 20+ hours per week or more may be established for a period of time not to exceed 12-consecutive months

Positions Available

Position Education Certification and Licensing Experience
Registered Nurse Bachelor of Science in nursing required Registered Nurse License; Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) No previous experience required
  • We provide temporary medical support for long and short-term vacancies, leaves, and for peak rush periods or special events
  • We offer a prescreened pool of diverse and qualified temporary candidates with completed background checks and references
  • We perform a background check on every Temporary/Per Diem employee


General Qualifications for Medical Temporary Careers

  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Knowledge of medical care methods and procedures
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety guidelines and procedures (i.e. sanitation, decontamination etc.)
  • Excellent patient experience skills
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form

In addition to career advancement, temporary positions offer a quick and efficient hiring process and an opportunity to provide live-time feedback about your placement and experience. 

  1. Improve Your Resume. A temporary position may offer the opportunity to learn new skills or gain needed experience in an area. 
  2. Opportunities to gain work experience. This is especially advantageous if you want to switch directions in your career.
  3. The chance to sample various industries. Temporary work allows you to try out employment in a variety of industries. 
  4. The ability to test the waters. If you’ve always dreamed of working at the University of Miami, accepting a temporary position will enable you to find out what it’s like to work here. In addition, it can also let you get a foot in the door for when a permanent position opens up.
  5. The chance to keep your knowledge current and learn new skills. Temporary work lets you flex your professional muscles to keep them strong, as well as learn new skills that can be of use in your career.
  6. Build your professional network. Build and expand your professional network while working in a temporary position. Contacts made can help you find out about more job opportunities at the U, or serve as references for future applications.


Visit for more information on available positions, or contact the Human Resources department at 305-284-3798 for positions available at the Coral Gables/Marine campuses, or 305-243-6482 for positions at the UHealth/Miller School of Medicine campus.

The University of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.