Some of the job descriptions I have seen are stated "Registered Nurse-Pool position". What do they mean by "pool position"?
Jul 27, '04
[QUOTE=studentnurse74]It is a prn position, aka float pool. The place I worked did it like this: they posted all shifts over the next month that needed coverage, and you would sign up for whatever you wanted to work. If they decided that day they weren't busy enough to need you, they would cancel you. So you would plan on working, but would sometimes get called off at the last minute. The good thing is that it pays about $5-$10 more per hour than regular staff shifts.[/ I don't think we have a "float pool", we have a "reasource team" that floats prn to any floor that needs reinforcements, and, as far as I know, it pays no more. We do have prn RN's who come in, I'm not sure how well they get compensated, tho....
Last edit by husker-nurse on Jul 27, '04
: Reason: misread the post