Quote from Strugaaa4eva
I've always worked in subacute rehab settings
I, too, have worked in subacute rehab settings in the past. This leads me to an afterthought that I wish to share.
LTC/SNF/subacute rehab facilities tend to be chronically hard-up on staffing and have tremendous difficulty retaining nurses. Many of these places are more relaxed in the context that management sometimes tolerates conduct that would never fly at acute care hospitals.
For instance, day shift started at 6:00am. However, many of the day shift nurses at several of the facilities where I worked were allowed to straggle in at 6:15 because local daycare centers barely opened their doors for business at 6:00. The nurses dropped their children off before reporting to work. This would not be tolerated at most hospitals.
In the LTC/rehab setting, I found that in-service meetings were optional even though the nurse educators insisted they were mandatory. If management really enforced the attendance policies by the book, many of the facilities where I once worked would have no employees. On the other hand, most hospital settings have zero tolerance for excessive call-ins and tardies.
Just some food for thought...