floating multiple times during shift

  1. I'm new to California and thought I would look in to my options as far as Travel/Contract nursing. I interviewed for a position today and was told to be prepared to float multiple times per shift. That just doesn't sound safe to me.. has anyone had experience with this?
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    RN; from US
    Specialty: Med/Surg, Tele, Critical Care


  3. by   CrufflerJJ
    That doesn't sound safe, or fun. It may also suggest an environment of short-staffing, where you'll be ping-ponged around as patient census varies throughout the facility.
  4. by   brownbook
    Sounds awful. And I love to float!

    It only makes sense if perhaps they do not want you to do direct patient care, but to just assist the patient's nurse? Do dressing changes, start IV's, get vitals, transport, etc., or just watch a patient while the nurse is at lunch or on break.
  5. by   meandragonbrett
    What facility? If it's a Kaiser facility that seems to be the norm!
  6. by   rnjenottawa
    YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

    check out this link- has info re: staffing and floatinghttp://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=fAk8g7Ah22I