About Us

Who we are:

Per Diem started service in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area on June 17, 1996 serving Northern California Respiratory Therapy Departments. Per Diem is the result of a merger between Pulmonary Technicians Services (PTS) which had been in business since the early 1970’s and Cardio Pulmonary Registry which was founded in the 1980’s. The new entity, named Per Diem Staffing Systems, Inc., benefited from a legacy of decades of successful medical staffing experience. We have grown to become one of the leading providers of medical personnel to 100’s of hospitals and the leading Respiratory Therapy staffing company in Northern California. Per Diem was the first California based staffing company to become Joint Commission Certified, achieving that special status in 2005.

With the ever-changing market, Per Diem saw an opportunity to look at other modalities in the healthcare arena. Per Diem Staffing Systems, Inc. purchased Agostini Healthcare Associates and created a new division within Per Diem called Unified Healthcare Staffing. Unified Healthcare Staffing is a full service medical staffing agency that specializes in the placement of experienced nursing and allied healthcare professionals on long and short term contracts in California and across America!

What we do:

We are an organization, which alleviates day-to-day and long-term staffing shortages for facilities that provide acute patient care. The company provides qualified Medical Professionals to hospitals requesting additional staff when their own staffing falls short due to illness, vacations, fluctuating work loads, or other marketplace factors. Per Diem provides traditional day-to-day “registry” placements and longer term, individually contracted “travel” placements, or block staffing to acute care facilities throughout Northern California. The Principals and Management staff of the company have been involved in this specific endeavor, in this area, for over thirty years.

Why choose us?

Per Diem Staffing Systems, Inc. and Unified Healthcare Staffing seek to offer quality patient care at the most reasonable cost. In order to meet this goal we are committed to giving our employees the best consideration possible when arranging assignments, to encouraging their professional development, and to providing support for ethical health care practices. In turn, we are diligent in providing our clients with prompt, honest, and reliable services at a fair cost. We have been a leader in dealing with the intricacies of coordinating new staff into a facility, arranging proper orientation and maintaining the proper paperwork and personnel files to assure compliance with State, Federal and Joint Commission guidelines and requirements. When using a Per Diem medical professional, you never have to worry that the proper vetting has been conducted and that the necessary paperwork and documentation is in place.

We operate twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week with our own staff answering phones and scheduling our employees. Other than for back up, to keep callers from being kept on hold, we do not utilize answering services, answering machines or voice mail. Our clients are able to speak directly with one of our staff immediately or within a maximum fifteen to twenty minutes of their call. Our phone number is 800-659-8233; our fax number is 925-356-3031.