Offered clinical coordinator of Acute Rehab unit

  1. 0 What do you think? I was offered a clinical coordinator position (charge nurse) of an acute rehab unit. The only problem is that I have no rehab experience. I was previously in charge of a short stay unit that closed. Is rehab pretty easy to pick up? I have been a nurse for 8 years with various experiences including med-surg, ICU, home health.
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    About ladydi94956

    ladydi94956 has '8' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Acute Rehab, Short stay obs, ICU, Home H'. From 'CA'; 46 Years Old; Joined Mar '04; Posts: 24; Likes: 2.

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    What do you think? I was offered a clinical coordinator position (charge nurse) of an acute rehab unit. The only problem is that I have no rehab experience. I was previously in charge of a short stay unit that closed. Is rehab pretty easy to pick up? I have been a nurse for 8 years with various experiences including med-surg, ICU, home health.
    I would say it would not be an "easy" pick up, but i'm sure one could do it within a few months if someone helps you. ( after all, i did ). Your 'med-surg' and 'home health' should come in handy--'short stay': not so much. And, of course, you will have to overcome the outsider-in-charge charge, which is true.
    Good luck. Why did you take it?
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    In the middle of interviews..Panel interview is next..Yikes! A little nervous since it also includes the rehab medical director. I sat in for part of a FIM class to see what I was getting myself into..Oh MY! It is very different charting but I think once I pick this up, I will be okay. The nurses are all really great on this floor. The nurses seem very willing to help and I planned on taking coursework throught the association of rehab nurses to bring my knowledge of rehab up faster.


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