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RN- WI Regional Resource Pool ER/ICU/Peri-Op/Medical-Surgical/LDRP

Madison, Wisconsin
Job Type
6 Sep 2022

$10,000 sign on bonus for full time positions, $7,000 sign on bonus for part time positions.  Both require 18 month commitment.

This is a full time, 72 hours per pay period position working day shifts.


At SSM Health, we are committed to maintaining optimal staffing levels across all departments and ministries to provide exceptional care to our patients and those we serve. This led us to create The Wisconsin Regional Float Pool to meet the needs of all of our Wisconsin-based ministries and have the right staff in the right places at the right time.

What is the Wisconsin Regional Float Pool?

It's a group of clinicians who float to multiple health ministries across SSM Health depending on the staffing needs and are compensated based on experience, specialty and flexibility. To qualify, candidates must have two-three years of recent and relevant experience, be recognized for their level of competence, and be courageously independent and commit to float to multiple SSM Health Wisconsin ministries.

How does it work?

  • Employees receive an assignment by calling an automated message center one and one-half hours prior to their scheduled shift and will be deployed to ministry with greatest needs.  Some assignments may be pre-identified and communicated in advance.
  • Positions are available for full-time (72 hours/pay period) or part-time (40-48 hours/pay period) and require a minimum of every third weekend commitment during a 28-day schedule period.
  • Additional scheduling commitments are dependent on full- or part-time status
  • Additional education will be required depending on number of ministries worked.

Where we work:

  • Northern Region includes our Greater Fond du Lac Ministries- Includes St. Agnes Hospital, Waupun Memorial Hospital and Ripon Medical Center.
  • Southern Region includes:  SSM Health Madison, Janesville, & Baraboo along with Monroe Clinic Hospital.

Specialty Areas we support:

  • Adult ICU
  • ER
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Operating Suites

2-3 years relevant ICU experience required.  7p-7a with minimum every third weekend commitment.  (Madison)

2-3 years experience in peri-op/OR services required.  On-call availability may be required for pm/nights/weekends. (Greater Fond du Lac)

The candidate will have 2-3 years relevant ICU experience.  The ideal candidate would also have medical/surgical and/or ER experience.  Minimum every third weekend commitment. (GDFL)

Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.


  • Uses standards of medical-surgical nursing practice to increase the quality of care and quality of life for the patient, family, and significant other(s) by systematically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
  • Establishes effective relationships and serves as an advocate with the patient, family, and significant other(s) to facilitate the development of the care plan unique to the patient's care needs.
  • Uses the nursing process to develop and implement the plan of care, collect assessment data for each patient, determine appropriate nursing diagnoses, identify expected patient outcomes, determine the plan of care, implement interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes.
  • Develops assessment and management strategies based on a consideration of the physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure dimensions of human responses to actual and potential health problems.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the impact of actual or potential illness and each patient's physical, functional, cultural, social, economic, developmental, spiritual, vocational, and leisure status.
  • Utilizes leadership skills by coordinating and collaborating with the patient, family, significant other(s), communities, and members of the interprofessional team in assessing needs, setting goals, planning interventions, providing care, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Utilizes effective communication to participate with the patient, family, significant other(s), and other health care providers in collaborative decision making that reflects the understanding that care should be culturally sensitive, ethical, legal, holistic, informed, compassionate, and humane, and within the boundaries of available economic resources.
  • Educates the patient, family, and significant other(s) about measures that promote, maintain, and restore health or promote comfort.
  • Fosters a healthy work environment within the practice setting and profession by serving as a mentor and role model for nursing colleagues, students, and others.
  • Applies the existing body of evidence-based practice and scientific knowledge in health care to medical-surgical nursing practice, ensuring that nursing care is delivered based on patient's age-specific needs and clinical needs as described in the department's Scope of Service.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • May perform point of care testing according to policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing


  • No experience required


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.
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  • Job Reference: 705177739-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ssm Health
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent