RN CL for St. Mary's Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Pros: i have many connections throughout central illinois
Cons: i am available 24/7
My job is to drive volume on our inpatient rehabilitation unit. A typical day would start early with verifying the current census and how many open beds we had. Depending on what our team had laid out in our weekly marketing meeting, each day my main goal was to admit patients. In order to do this, we would strategically outline where I would spend my time each day whether it would be in a hospital in another city or in a doctor's office. In order to process the data, we preauthorize insurances as well as obtain approval of the admission from our team. I also met with various members of other teams to obtain referrals for the right level of care. I have learned so much through this process. We utilize many reports to show current statistics varying from current weekly information to monthly to yearly data. I highly respect the demands the management team had because my work directly affect their scheduling. For example, if I had 5 patients I could bring to the unit this may affect nursing and therapist staffing availability. My coworkers and I have been able to facilitate our admissions and communicate the information to our team. The hardest part about the job is also the best part which is being available to situations as they occur. I have been so blessed to see so many people recover and we are a part of the team that reaches such goals. This job is not one that ever closes. Schedules change for all kinds of reasons. For example, a family member might be able to be present for this discussion at an earlier or later time or a patient may not be available due to a situation that occurs. I have worked at being available to our community so that needs are met whether its a patient, a physician, a nurse, therapist, social worker, case manager, director, etc.