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The Nursing Float Pool at UPMC in Central Pa.

UPMC is committed to investing in future health care professionals like you — financially, personally, and professionally — starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive. Our team is here to help you to meet your short- and long-term career goals. 

This is one reason why we encourage students enrolled in a health care education program to join the UPMC Float Pool. 

The Float Pool offers nursing students the unique opportunity to gain clinical experience while receiving a formal education. You will apply classroom learning to real-life health care situations, plus have the opportunity to move among different hospitals to experience nursing in a number of units including the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Cardiac, Neurology, and Orthopedics. 

What is the UPMC Float Pool?

The Float Pool offers a variety of nursing support staff opportunities to those looking for a career in nursing and nursing support, as well as for health care students seeking experience. 

Nursing support roles provide opportunity for all skill levels from basic to advanced. UPMC Float Pool allows for career advancement in roles such as nursing assistants (NAs), care attendants (CA) patient care technicians (PCTs), and hospitality associates (HA) — vital to delivering quality patient care within UPMC. 

UPMC Float Pool nursing support staff provide hands-on care to our patients. The nursing support team collaborates one on one with professional staff nurses (RNs) and support service professionals to make a positive difference in the patient’s recovery and experience during their hospital stay. 

Float Pool Support Staff

  • Collaborate with other health care professionals
  • Learn a sense of purpose through developing skills to help care for others
  • Gain relevant experience in health care
  • Advance your skills from basic to advanced
  • Learn relevant UPMC core nursing support skills and responsibilities that will help you transition into a career in nursing or other health care related careers

New support staff are required to complete eight days of onboarding as well as a departmental-specific orientation. Onboarding occurs during daylight hours on eight consecutive business days.

The Float Pool leadership team is here to support you on your journey to a career in health care. We invite you to explore joining our team today.

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