New Grad as a Clinical Liaison - page 4

Hey all. So I am a new grad as of May just passed the boards in July have been interviewing at all different types of places. I was just offered a job as a Clinical Liaison for a nursing home. The... Read More

  1. by   Jory
    Quote from Alison2209
    Communication skills is what I gained from working in bars and restaurants. Accounting the paperwork side of it. And nursing to access. I'd cover 3 hospitals for one of the area nursing homes they own. I'm not saying I'm taking the Job or not I'm trying to gain insight into the job itself
    I worked in restaurants for six years when I was younger. The only "communication skill" it teaches you is how to deal with difficult people. However, like many others have told you...this is not a new grad position, it's not even close.

    Yes, a physician at your facility makes the final decision, but you are going to have to do a little pre-screening while you are there so you don't waste the physician's time. It is going to be difficult for you to read operative reports, PT evaluations, OT evaluations, respiratory assessments, trends in vital signs follow physician progress notes, increases and decreases in pain medications, etc...if you have no experience outside of clinicals how any of this works in an acute care setting much less why the facility is needed to start with.

    You'll be approached by physicians and case managers, "Hey, I want to run this patient by you (unofficially) and see if they may possibly qualify for rehab" and you'll be expected to follow up on patients that have been denied and give detailed explanations of what changes in condition you are waiting for to see if they do qualify.

    Like I said before, you'll be working, very, very closely with case managers (who are all very experienced floor nurses) and physicians. I cannot imagine, absolutely cannot even fathom, why any company would want to do that to a new grad. It is setting you up for failure.