Dallas, TX. – January 29, 2024. The Nurses Lounge, a professional network for nurses, announces the launch of their Direct Sourcing Technologies and service Platform including unlimited access to their localized national Float Pool used to fill open PRN/PerDiem shifts.
The platform essentially serves as a workforce marketplace where healthcare facilities can post their staffing needs and qualified healthcare professionals can book available shifts via the Nurses Lounge Float Pool mobile app.
The Float Pool offers nursing professionals a more flexible work/life balance and more choices for work at preferred locations while saving healthcare facilities millions in annual temp agency fees, overtime pay and sign-on bonuses.
Benefits of the Nurses Lounge Float Pool
First, Nurses Lounge is not a staffing agency and does not charge healthcare facilities hourly mark-up fees for staff hired from the float pool.
Nurses Lounge provides healthcare facilities a suite of Direct Source staffing technologies and services (float pool) for a simple flat monthly subscription fee.
Because facilities can hire unlimited nurses without additional fees, overtime can substantially be reduced thus alleviating excessive workloads and burnout of the staff.
Adequate nurse-to-patient staffing levels (internal or state mandated) can be adhered to which helps patient and staff safety at no additional cost.
Reduces the need to consistently pay new hire sign-on bonuses of $10k-$15k.
Because the average facility spends upward of $3.6 million in agency fees a year the potential savings could be well over $3 million dollars annually.
With the total potential savings, which includes money saved on limited overtime pay, agency fees and sign-on bonuses, facilities can insure nurses receive competitive pay and benefits, greater flexible scheduling, which improves both workload fatigue and increases nurse job satisfaction.
Nurse Staff Optimization
The Nurses Lounge Float Pool’s goal is to have approximately 10% of the local nursing workforce available in their local float pool at any one time. Whether a nurse joins just to pick-up an occasional shift or to utilize it for their primary source of employment.
In doing so, facilities will have the best chance of 1.) maintaining the desired optimal staff at all times with no financial restrictions and 2.) utilizing the substantial savings to re-invest back in their nursing workforce.
If the idea of a single local float pool as described above makes sense to you, please tell your nurse cohorts and/or facilities that are still dependent on working with expensive staffing firms to fill their open shifts.
The fact is, the greater the participation the greater the value for all!