I've been a nurse for 7 years now and am switching from working ICU and PCU/Tele as a travel RN to working full time permanent staff as a Rehabilitation RN at a rehabilitation hospital just 15 minutes from home.
While I love the commute time and am very happy to be settled and not travelling anymore, I am anxious about starting in this new area.
What's the best way to manage your time when working in a less acute setting?
I tend to be thorough and precise when doing bedside care, and sometimes get behind when charting because I like to spend more time with my patients.
Advice would be greatly appreciated, as this is a completely different area of specialty for me. I do have some LTACH experience, but I think my biggest challenge will be time management going from a 2-4patients: nurse ratio to 8-12patients:nurse ratio.