One UMMS Staffing Pool Re-Opens for Medical Surgical RNs, Critical Care RNs and Respiratory Therapists

September 8, 2020

UMMS re-opened the One UMMS Staffing Pool for per diem critical care RNs, medical surgical RNs and respiratory therapist applicants September 8.

The Staffing Pool was closed to applicants in mid-May, after more than 1,500 individuals were hired and placed in medical facilities managed by UMMS; more than 500 of those hired were clinical professionals. The System decided to re-open the pool to applicants in anticipation of increased staffing needs due to the upcoming flu season coinciding with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff hired as part of this wave of the One UMMS Staffing Pool will be paid starting at $60 per hour and are eligible for the UMMS Bronze Healthcare Plan. The Staffing Center is placing high priority on recruiting medical surgical, telemetry and critical care RNs with the intention of supporting staffing needs at member organizations.

UMMS first established the One UMMS Staffing Pool in late March, in response to a growing need for qualified professionals to assist us in all aspects of delivering exceptional care. Its primary goal at that time was to fulfill the staffing needs of our mission, which includes temporary COVID-19 medical sites managed by UMMS: Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital, TRI (Triage, Respite and Isolation) Support Center at the Lord Baltimore Hotel and testing sites throughout the region. However, when possible, the staffing center has been able to fill needs identified by member organizations submitted to the Staffing Center.

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One UMMS Staffing Pool By the Numbers

as of September 8, 2020

  • 8882 – applications received

  • 1,507 – per diem staff hired

  • 544 – clinical professionals hired

  • 8 – member organizations supported by Staffing Pool hires


Yes. We welcome all qualified applicants, particularly those recommended by current UMMS team members.

Current UMMS team members are not eligible to apply for the temporary, per-diem jobs listed in the One UMMS Staffing Pool while employed at an UMMS organization.

UMMS established a Staffing Center to field staffing requests, screen applicants and interview candidates. Assignments are coordinated with member organizations and alternate care sites based on need and the experience of the staff being deployed.

The positions posted in the One UMMS Staffing Pool are per diem and will remain active as long as there is need for additional staffing resources at UMMS.


Submit your request via the Staffing Center by email at or phone at 667-233-5900.