Regional Float Pool at Centura?

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Hello,

I am thinking about joining the regional float pool with Centura and was wondering about the experiences some of you have had (good and bad)? I have been an RN for 3 years now working a med/surg unit but mostly with brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

klone, MSN, RN

14,581 Posts

Specializes in OB-Gyn/Primary Care/Ambulatory Leadership. Has 17 years experience.

I didn't know they still had that program! I did RFP when I first moved here 3 1/2 years ago. I did it in addition to my regular fulltime job, and it got to be too much so I quit after a few months. Overall, my experience with them was positive. The only thing that I didn't like about it was after EVERY shift, the charge nurse had to fill out a form grading your performance, and you had to fax that back to the RFP office. Don't know if they're still doing that, but that became super tedious after, say, the third time!

TemperStripe

154 Posts

Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience.

I'm with the RFP and I love it. Can't say enough good things about the managers, educator, and schedulers. It's a great fit for me because I hate unit politics and am very protective of my schedule. I float to 6 Centura hospitals and quite a few more with a backup agency when the work dries up (which, because I do ICU, pre-op, and PACU, is very rare.) Many people think I'm insane. :) Floating is not for everyone...it is very hard in a lot of ways I didn't expect but I do feel like the RFP will advocate for me if necessary, and that is a huge deal! PM me if you want more info.

mjb0719

16 Posts

Do you still work the Centura float pool? I am thinking about doing it and was wondering what it was like.

TemperStripe

154 Posts

Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience.

Yes, I am. Feel free to PM me.