Float Pool

Optimize staffing needs, better match patient demand, and improve communications with one-click scheduling.

Our customers have the only product on the market that allows facilities to rapidly share and transfer staff, particularly in the event of a crisis. Float Pool is a cloud-based tool that lets managers easily find and schedule available staff from other facilities or departments. They can even filter their search by staff type and skill set.

Critically in-need units are able to immediately access additional staff through the Float Pool. 

Unlike basic staff scheduling programs, Issio Float Pool improves efficiency for the entire region, and it does not require burdensome phone calls and emails to the managers of other departments.

Decrease the risk of understaffing, save costs on nursing agency and employee turnover, and improve care delivery for patients.


What is Float Pool?

Float Pool is a tool within Issio Solutions’ Workforce Optimization Platform, a central scheduling and communications hub for health systems. Float Pool breaks down workforce utilization barriers between departments and facilities to balance workforce loads across an entire health system. With Issio Float Pool, leadership can optimize staffing assignments not just within one facility, but across an entire region.

  • Float a flexible workforce over a region
  • Decrease reliance on agency staff
  • Decrease understaffing
  • Decrease employee turnover
  • Improve patient care
  • Lower costs
  • Allow staff to maximize their hours; keep staff more content

How Does it Work?

Float Pool puts all of the benefits of Issio’s Productivity Suite at managers’ fingertips.

Releasing Facility or Department Puts Extra Staff on the Float Pool

The overstaffed department puts excess staff on the float pool. The department may be overstaffed for one day, or maybe for a week.  For example, several physicians are on vacation and patient volume is down.

Understaffed Department or Facility Sees or Searches for Available Staff

The understaffed department will only see staff on the float pool who can actually go to their facility. They won’t see staff who can’t work there, have the day off, or are assigned elsewhere. Issio Float Pool does all of the filtering for you. If someone is on the float pool then they are available to be scheduled. Using specific criteria, receiving facilities can search for both available staff and staff who could be available, but haven’t been released by their own manager yet.

Schedule and Message Incoming Staff Member Off the Float Pool

The receiving facility schedules the staff they want and sends them their schedules via SMS or Email. Each staff member receives a message and knows where to go and when to arrive.

It's That Simple

Breaking down barriers of inefficient workforce practices that are costly and inefficient.