Nurse float pools are invaluable during a crisis. Here’s how to build a flexible float pool with employees and per-diem clinicians.
Your facility’s core staff is precious. Building out that team takes time. But when you need help right away, you need a flexible go-to alternative: a float pool.
Nurses who are part of a flexible float pool provide valuable support for your steady core team. During a given shift, these clinicians float to short-staffed units to help maintain safe nurse-to-patient ratios. And while float nurses do get the satisfaction of resolving crises, many core staff would rather stay put.
To keep employee satisfaction and care quality high through fluctuating patient demand, build a flexible float pool that includes dedicated float nurses, an internal per-diem pool, and on-demand per-diem talent. When you build flexible nursing float pools from a diverse mix of clinicians, you’ll be well prepared to staff your facility in a cost-effective manner.