Productive and busy workplace.
Pros: great work experience and exposure of many different diagnoses. cohesive staff (wound care, ot, st, rt, etc.) have weekly meetings
Cons: nursing staff and cnas stretched too thin.
A typical day at work would include a complete patient case load of 10-12 patients on average daily, including ICU patients. I would spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 60 with patients. I provided transfers, bed mobility training, gait training, and therapeutic exercises; alongside the Occupational Therapist. I learned a lot about patient transfers, detailed documentation, time management with a full case load, and the more acute setting overall. I appreciated and enjoyed working in a cohesive environment where all the different professions were in constant communication with each other. I enjoyed getting to be so involved where it was not a mundane environment. I enjoyed doing patient transfers and having a lot of responsibility.