Looking at an ad for a position at Regional Hospital Seattle. It's an LTAC. Anyone have any personal experience there? Thanks.
I've lived in Seattle for over 13 years and I've never heard of Regional Hospital. Looking it up, I see it's less than 20 minutes from me. That's not a good sign that it's so close and I've never heard of it ??
It's a Long Term Acute Care hospital (an LTAC). Most people don't know what that is unless you've worked at one. It isn't LTC, like a nursing home. It's an acute care hospital that the regular hospitals send people to when they've done all they can do but who still have skilled nursing needs. They don't want them taking up a bed at the "regular" hospital any longer, but they're still on ventilators, have extensive wound care, traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, multiple organ failure, and it's going to take weeks, sometimes months to get them stable enough to move them along, if ever. Really the sickest of the sick. I worked in ICU at one. We could take weeks to wean someone off a ventilator, where an ICU at the regular hospital wants to get them off quickly and free up an ICU bed. It was a challenge.