A typical day required retrieval of patients from rooms, treatment of patients, computer documentation/billing, screening of patients, family meetings, filing, and staff meetings.
I learned a lot about medicare requirements, how to deal with pt/family politics and how to be creative with tx/thinking outside of the box.
Management: DOR and administrator are good friends causing the DOR sharing department/staff issues thereby affecting how we are perceived in the facility as a whole. Our opinions of pt potential on current day or long term weren't always taken seriously over RUG levels and the bottom line
It was stressful to fluid requirements, constant changes in pt caseload, changing deadlines, increased pressure and constant threats of write ups.
Fear of loosing your job daily
the most enjoyable part of the job were the patients