How does ESHYFT work?

An overview of the ESHYFT process for CNAs, LPNs, and RNs.

Written by Hannah May
Updated over a week ago

Here is a quick summary of how ESHYFT works - from applying to work at ESHYFT to getting paid 💸

If you have all your documents and credentials ready you can get hired and start picking up shifts in 24-72 hours after successfully submitting your application.

1.  Apply to work at ESHYFT

You can apply to join the ESHYFT team as a:

  • Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)

  • State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA)

  • Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA)

  • Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNA)

  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)

  • Registered Nurses (RN)

We have facilities and shifts in the following states:

  • Alabama

  • Arkansas

  • California

  • Delaware

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

  • Iowa

  • Kansas

  • Kentucky

  • Maryland

  • Michigan

  • New Jersey

  • Ohio

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • South Carolina

  • Tennessee

  • Virginia

  • Washington

  • Wisconsin

For an updated list of which cities ESHYFT is in, please review 'Where does ESHYFT have shifts?'

We're not going to lie, our application process is longer (15 steps), we try and collect everything we need from you so we can quickly review your application once it's submitted.

Once your application is approved and you are hired, you will get access to the ESHYFT for Nurses app.

2. Download the ESHYFT for Nurses App

As soon as you’re hired, you’ll receive a text message communicating you’ve been approved, you will get an email to set up a password that you can use to login to the ESHYFT for Nurses App. There, you will see available shifts in your area.

To download the ESHYFT for Nurses app. You can do so by following the links here:

3. Apply to shifts on ESHYFT

You can browse available shifts in your app. There are two types of shifts you can choose from: Regular shifts and InstaSHYFTs.

Regular Shifts

Regular shifts require a 2-step shift application process:

  1. A nurse applies for a shift

  2. A facility manager confirms the applied nurse to the shift

You will get notified once you've been confirmed for a shift and see it in your schedule. You will also get reminders about the shift close to the start time.


InstaSHYFTs are booked instantly and do not require confirmation. Just like with regular shifts, you will receive reminders about the shift close to the start time.

4. Clocking into your shift

Clocking in is easy, just clock in when you're at the facility and starting your shift, and clock out when you're done. See more step-by-step details on clocking in/out here

5. Submitting your timecard

After you clock out, you can submit your timecard, indicating if you took a lunch break. Once you submit your timecard a facility manager will get notified and review your timecard. Pay is processed the following pay period.

6. Getting paid

During the initial application process, we ask for your direct deposit information. If you'd like to change your method of payment email us at [email protected].

That's it!

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