I am a new grad (from an accelerated BSN program in Illinois) that recently relocated to San Francisco. I want to work in pediatrics and think I would really like working in peds rehab or peds long-term-care facilities. Things I like about this area of peds: being a part of the transition back home from the acute setting, developing longer relationships with patients/families, the idea of growing/learning/regaining skills lost in an illness/traumatic event, a more home-like environment rather than acute hospital setting. I am actually just looking for part-time work right now because I have another part-time job that I really enjoy. So my questions are:
1. What are the names of pediatric LTC/rehab/recovery facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area? (I know of Subacute Saratoga and Children's Recovery Center of Northern California, both are about an hour from the city, closer to San Jose)
2. What's a typical "day-in-the-life" of a pediatric rehab or LTC nurse?
3. Are these types of facilities more likely to hire a new grad than a big hospital? (I did an accelerated BSN program, have a 3.84 GPA, worked as an in-home caregiver through IHSS for a quadriplegic adult for a year and a half, worked as a transport in a hospital for about six months, and have lots of experience with children through coaching and babysitting)
Any info or advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!!