What is the PMR Unit like for a CNA?


I have a job interview tomorrow for a Patient Care Tech job at a hospital in their PMR unit. I don't really know what that is, but from what I found online it may be PM&R, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. So I'm assuming the work is similar to a rehab facility?

Also, how would you compare the PMR unit to a med/surg unit & the work for a CNA?


nrsang97, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 22 years experience.

On our rehab unit the aides are busy. They have patients who are all not supposed to get up without help. There will be quite a bit of lifting to do. Assisting to the bathroom, using wheelchairs, walkers, prosthetics, etc.