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Nursing Float Pool at University Health

Nursing Float Pool at University Health

What Is a Float Pool?

The University Health Float Pool is a hospital wide float pool. Nurses who are part of the pool have flexible schedules and competitive wages, work in multiple locations and benefit from a great work environment. Full-time, Part-time positions with benefits and PRN positions are available.

The University Health Float Pool was designed to create a system wide float pool to assist in staffing clinical nursing positions.


  • Provide for consistency in supplemental staff by utilizing experienced nurses;
  • Assure a more highly prepared nursing pool team, based on consistency of orientation on University Health processes, policies and departments;
  • Deploy a dedicated, centralized team that continually meets University Health staffing needs and that share the University Health mission, vision and values.

Qualifications and Shift Requirements

Am I Qualified?

  • 3 years experience as a RN
  • Meets minimum job description criteria
  • Willing to float to more than 1 area
  • Willing to work alternate shift, when critical staffing need occurs

Shift Requirements

  • We have flexible shifts:
    • 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    • 11 p.m. -7 a.m.
    • 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • 7 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • PRN: Self-scheduling within the following parameters:
    • 36 hr. minimum in a 28 day cycle
  • 12 hours, of the 36 hour minimum (must occur on a weekend)
  • One major holiday shift per year: Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years

Departments We Serve

  • Clinical Decision Unit (CDU)
  • Controlled Access Unit (CAU)
    • 12-bed medical surgical unit for patients in legal custody
    • Intermediate and telemetry capabilities
  • Emergency Department
  • Hyperbaric Medicine (Wound Care)
  • Intermediate Patient Care Unit (IPCU)
    • Regular and Intermediate care
    • Telemetry capabilities
    • Care of stroke patients
  • Medicine/Medicine Critical Care Unit (MCCU)
    • Intermediate and telemetry capabilities
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit (NSICU)/Acute
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • OB/GYN
    • Ante Partum/Post-Partum and Gyn
    • Oncology
    • Pediatrics
      • Intensive Care Unit
      • Oncology Outpatient Services
    • Recovery Room (Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU))
    • Psychiatry (Voluntary admissions)
    • Radiology
      • Interventional radiology (ICU experience required)
      • Recovery area in radiology
    • Reeves Rehabilitation
    • Trauma Acute
      • Intermediate and telemetry capabilities
      • Trauma and Neurosurgery patients
    • Trauma Intensive Care Unit
      • Care of Trauma and Surgical ICU patients
    • Transplant/Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
      • 12 bed Transplant Intensive Care Unit
      • Transplants include:
        • Liver
        • Lungs
        • Kidneys
        • Pancreas
      • Care for cardiothoracic surgery patients
    • Transplant/Cardiothoracic Acute
      • 17-bed transplant telemetry unit
      • Transplant care for waiting list, pre- and post-op patients

    Float Pool Benefits

    The float pool provides an excellent opportunity for nurses to work throughout the hospital in a variety of units, including medical/surgical, ICU and Pediatric.

    • Float pool nurses treat a diverse range of patients and enjoy the variety of working in different settings.
    • The float pool provides an ideal setting for nurses who would like the opportunity to work in a variety of areas.
    • Full-time and Part-time with benefits or PRN positions available.
    • Enhanced rates
    • Paid Time Off
    • Flexible hours