Nursing Careers at Roper St. Francis
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Nursing Careers

Roper St. Francis offers a range of employment opportunities for nurses. These include full, part-time and as needed positions at Roper Hospital, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Mount Pleasant Hospital, our primary care and specialty physician practices and other outlying locations. The Roper St. Francis Foundation supports our committed, high performing nurses interested in advancing their career with our tuition reimbursement scholarship program. 

Mobile Resource Pool at Roper St. Francis
The Mobile Resource Pool is a system-wide nurse float pool for Roper, Bon Secours St. Francis and Mount Pleasant hospitals that rewards clinical skill and commitment to flexibility. RN's may choose from several options designed to give personal choice of salary, schedules and float requirements to best meet your lifestyle and career needs. RN's may also choose RN Mobile Resource Pool positions dedicated to one specialty (Emergency, Perioperative, etc.)

Mobile Resource Pool Position options include:
  • An hourly commitment of 8-72 hours per pay period
  • A minimum weekend commitment of one full weekend per 6 weeks 
  • Eligibility for shift, weekend and holiday differentials
  • Non-Benefited positions have minor holiday requirements and Benefited positions have major holiday requirements 


Nurse Residency Program

The Nurse Residency Program at Roper St. Francis is a one-year program designed to support a newly licensed RN’s transition from student to professional nurse. The program is focused on leadership, quality, safety and professional development.

Requirements:
Any hospital-based RN hired with less than six months experience as an RN. Nurse Residents enter the program through two channels:

  • Unit-based: Newly licensed RN hired directly to a clinical unit.
  • RN Pipeline: Newly licensed RN hired into an RN Pipeline position within the Mobile Resource Pool (MRP); will orient on up to three units over 12 – 14 weeks with additional training provided for specialty tracks. Once clinical orientation is complete, Pipeline RN’s will have the opportunity to learn first about available unit-based positions. If a unit-based position is not obtained within the year, the RN can hold a position in the MRP.


Professional Nursing Clinical Ladder

The Professional Nursing Clinical Ladder is a performance-based career advancement program that provides a framework for developing, evaluating, promoting and rewarding RNs who provide direct patient care.

Nurses are hired as a Clinical Nurse 1 or Clinical Nurse 2, depending on their nursing experience. Current RSF nurses who meet eligibility requirements have the opportunity to become a Clinical Nurse 3 or Clinical Nurse 4 (BSN required). An application must be submitted which includes documentation of:
  • Professional Specialty Certification
  • Delivery of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) education topic
  • Completion of an EBP or innovation project
  • Active involvement in a RSF Committee or Shared Governance Council
  • Additional activities
A differential is paid for the Clinical Nurse 3 and Clinical Nurse 4 levels. To maintain these levels, the requirements must be met annually.
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