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CNAs who work in a float pool move around from unit to unit. Whichever unit has the most need on a particular day is where the CNA goes.
Depending on the facility, float pool nursing assistant jobs have a variety of advantages and disadvantages. Most float pools give CNAs more control over their own schedules. Generally, CNAs can choose from a variety of open shifts, although they are usually required to work a certain amount of holidays, weekends and evenings each month. The downside to this is float pool employees are the first to get cut when the unit is overstaffed.
Often, float pool CNAs make more money per hour than CNAs with a designated unit, however, they do not always receive healthcare benefits and PTO. Some float pool CNAs are full-time employees with benefits, but they don’t necessarily make more per hour and they have less control over their schedules.
One of the most commonly cited advantages among professionals working in float pool nursing assistant jobs is staying out of unit politics. Because float pool employees switch units daily, they can avoid getting caught up in petty arguments and unit clashes.
Because float pool CNA jobs require working on a variety of units, CNAs with a few years of experience are usually preferred. You can begin your float pool job hunt right now at ADVANCE Healthcare Jobs.