I took my nclex-pn on the 28th of August and my name was on the BON the next Tuesday. The next day I received a call from a rehab.center and scheduled a inter iew for the next day Thursday. I was offered the job on the spot and my orientation is next Thursday.Anyone have experience working at a rehab as a lvn? Also is there a clear chart style or simple worded place I can go for the scope of practice for lvn in texas?
The same thing happened to me. I passed NCLEX-LPN and the next day had a job in skilled nursing/rehabilitation. It was very challenging at first, but after a few months I got the hang of it. My advise is to try and get a routine down as quickly as possible. I do my first med pass as soon as I get report, and I have it finished by dinner time. That way when my patients are eating, I can eat too. Then after a short break I start in on treatments. After treatments I do my 2nd med pass and charting. This system works well for me. In rehab, anything can happen at any time. You’ve got to be on the ball all the time. One minute I’ll be doing a dressing change, the next minute I’ll be in a code blue situation. Just be prepared. I’ve found that rehab is like med surge, you see whole plethora of different people and problems. It’s not all knee and hip replacements. Never hesitate to ask for help. I’ve been in situations where a doctor asked the advise of 4 different nurses before a decision was made. You’ve got an interdisciplinary team–use them to your advantage. As far as the scope of practice, your facility should have something for you to read. Familiarize yourself with the policy and procedures of your facility. For example I learned wet to dry dressings in school. In my facility, wet to dry dressings are prohibited. Good luck! As long as you put your patients needs first and remember that you are their advocate, you can never go wrong!
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