I've been working at a free standing acute rehab hospital for about 4 months now. I have noticed that in my facility, the nurse is not valued as a member of the rehab "team". I had patient for a month and a half with 3rd degree burns over 80% of her body...the dressing changes took me nearly 1.5 hours per day. On the day the patient was leaving, the PT,OT, MD and case manager all came in to the room as I was finishing up the dressings(not expecting me to still be in there). They presented a gift to her from the "team" saying they all pitched in for this little something. I had no knowledge of this, nor did they expect me to still be in the room. I felt like all the hard work I put in for this patient was completely undermined by the other staff, as if the care I provided to this patient wasn't important (which I know is not true). I see this lack of respect on a daily basis. I've had therapists come up to me while I have my hands full of meds or dressing supplies, clearly in the middle of something, to tell me that so and so needs to use the commode. Since when, in a rehab hospital, are therapists above toileting people? I can't say this is true of all of them, but it happens often. I am just wondering if any other nurses find this true of their facility and is this something I should just get used to? When I took the job, I was so excited to get to be a part of the team, but I certainly don't feel that way at all.