I just got hired as a charge nurse for a 20 resident rehab to home unit in a nursing home. I am a brand new graduate, and besides clinicals and a nurse externship, I have never worked in healthcare before. I am very excited and intimidated about my new position, and was just wondering -- can any of you tell me how the rehab to home units work? I have been in a nursing home before to visit a family member, but that's it. Before I got this job, I didn't even know that nursing homes did rehab to home.
I believe I am in a good facility. I have six weeks of orientation, and when I went in last week to fill out new hire paperwork, I noticed a really good 'team' atmosphere, between all the nursing staff (CNAs to DON), but also between the different disciplines (therapy, social services, etc). I feel like I'm going to be well supported there, but I also want to hit the ground running, and be the safest practicing new grad that I can be.