Working in an outpatient rehabilitation center has many advantages: consistent schedules, a supportive environment, a diverse array of patients, and growth opportunities.
Working at an outpatient rehabilitation facility means interacting and engaging with patients and other employees. Here are some of the things you can expect:
Unlike some clinical environments, working in an outpatient rehabilitation facility promises fixed working hours, typically daytime hours between Monday and Friday.
Working in an outpatient rehabilitation facility allows you to interact with patients and employees from diverse backgrounds. You also get to treat patients with different treatment needs every day. This means that every day presents an exciting and novel challenge to solve.
As an employee working in an outpatient rehabilitation facility, you can expect to form professional relationships with patients who genuinely desire to improve their condition, be free of pain, and get back to their routine.
Working in an outpatient rehabilitation facility lets you learn new things every time you interact with a new patient. You can expect to learn novel ways to treat patients when you collaborate with nurses, therapists, and case managers. These centers also offer employees continuing education on treatment methods, new research, and clinical documentation.
An outpatient rehabilitation center differs from an inpatient rehabilitation facility because it does not require patients to remain in the facility throughout the treatment period. Outpatient rehabilitation teams work with patients and develop a tailored recovery plan that balances on-site and in-home progress.
The responsibilities of outpatient rehabilitation nurses include:
The responsibilities of case managers in outpatient facilities include:
The responsibilities of physical therapists in outpatient facilities include:
The responsibilities of occupational therapists in outpatient rehabilitation facilities include:
The responsibilities of SLPs and speech therapists in outpatient centers include:
As an outpatient rehabilitation facility employee, you will work with patients with different conditions. Some of the conditions may include include:
You need an ADN or a BSN degree to become a rehabilitation nurse. Passing the required exams allows you to apply for an RN license in your state.
Earning a master’s degree pertinent to your role as a nurse practitioner enables you to become an advanced practice nurse. You can also enroll for post-graduate degrees in rehabilitation sciences.
As a rehabilitation nurse, you can boost your compensation and employability by getting the CRRN credential. The distinction requires you to pass an examination and have two years of experience as a rehabilitation nurse. You need an unrestricted RN license and between one and two years of rehabilitation nursing experience to apply for the examination.
Brooks Rehabilitation is the perfect choice if you want to work in an outpatient rehabilitation facility.
As a medical care provider at Brooks, you can expect to learn new things daily by interacting with patients and other rehabilitation team members. We rely on up-to-date treatments to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. You can also anticipate working with patients from diverse backgrounds.