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Pool Questions

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by Sunshine12722, May 28, 2002.

  1. Sunshine12722

    Sunshine12722 New Member

    May 15, 2002
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    What is a pool position? Are they typically benefited? Are the hours more flexible? Can you have a pool position in a single department?
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  3. NurseyK

    NurseyK Bunny-Slave
    Physician Faculty

    Oct 12, 2000
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    Attending Physician
    At my hospital, we have a Float pool and a Unit- Based pool; with Float pay being higher than Unit-Based. Float pool is (subtly) divided into medical and critical care areas (generally, you want an RN whose specialty certification is in Critical Care/EM to go to those units when they float and not medical, if it can be helped -- and vice-verse). Most floats I know are per-diem or part-timers -- hence, more $$$ and flexibility, but no benefits.

    As always, check with the hospital you are interested in regarding their P&P for Floats.

    Kat :)

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