I just got laid off!
I was the only nurse for our CORF (comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility) which I was responsible for caring for all of our patients receiving PT, OT, ST and respiratory therapy. Not all of them had nursing issues but many did.
I did wound assessments, B/P checks, teaching, staple removals and all the other things that come up during a regular day in outpatient nursing.
My facility said that they were doing away with the CORF because of the Medicare constraints. We are attached to an acute rehab hospital so we got alot of business from inpatient. They are looking at getting a different certification for the Pulmonary rehab program so they can dissolve the CORF altogether.
Apparently they had this planned for a while. They gave me a folder with tips on how to sign up for unemployment, making a good resume, giving a good interview, etc. I was actually insulted by this b/c if I didn't have a good resume or interview skills why would they have hired me to begin with? I have been a nurse for 8 years and with this facility for almost 5.
Anyone else have any similar experiences?