At Saint Luke’s, participating in a float pool staff is not required, but rather is an option that works well for those seeking exposure to varied units. If you are a unit-based nurse, you may sometimes be asked to float to units that are of a similar level of care to the one you are based in. The float pools themselves are three-tiered. In our Tier 1FP, team members float at one entity only. Tier 2FP, staff float to two entities, and Tier 3FP staff float to most of the entities in the metro area.
Throughout our system you’ll consistently see our determination to provide multiple work/life balance options, designed to meet the varying needs of individual employees. Our clinical nurses begin with a base of flexibility regarding how many days per week you choose to work. We also offer self-scheduling, which means you can work alongside peers at the unit level, ensuring that you get the schedule you want and need. Finally, we support nurses in the creation of unit-specific scheduling practices.
Your Options Within Patient Care
Saint Luke’s has an abundance of patient care opportunities within our system and we make it easy for you to take advantage of this throughout our many different hospitals. Our flexible internal transfer policy allows for—and encourages—seamless transitions between units. And you don’t have to wait for seniority; you’re eligible to apply for a job shift as soon as you start working.
The size of our system is a great benefit for our caregivers. Within Saint Luke’s, we have nurses in more than 200 different titles and levels. We offer R.N.s the opportunity to work in a variety of specialties, including medical/surgical, intermediate, critical care, transplant, emergency services, float pool, neurology, cardiovascular, orthopedic, surgical services, rehabilitation, and many more.
Your Options Outside of Patient Care
At Saint Luke’s, there is plenty of room for growth and development outside of the patient care area. As an R.N., there are opportunities to conduct primary research, collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, and have a direct influence on protocols. There are also careers in clinical research, informatics, community education, and teaching hospital positions.