Recruitment and Retention of Staff through the Development of a Rehab Bootcamp Program
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Many nurses are not exposed to rehabilitation nursing while in school therefore recruitment and retention of rehab nurses has been challenging for our unit. To address this challenge, a bootcamp, called “Rehab Reboot” was created. It is a two-day, in-person educational program aimed to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of new and current rehab staff. Goals included education to address the continuum of care for commonly seen disease processes, recruit and retain nursing staff who are interested in the rehabilitation setting as well as encourage them to become CRRNs, and create increased understanding and respect for other disciplines to promote collaboration and interdisciplinary care.
- Identify and state at least three gaps of knowledge, skills, or abilities of your staff that could be addressed in a rehab bootcamp
- List initial steps to take to develop your own rehab bootcamp
- Identify potential committee members to partake in the bootcamp design and presentations
Amy E. Koyle, PT, DPT, PhD, RN, MSN, MBA, MHL - University Health, Executive Director Rehab Therapy Programs
Dr. Elizabeth Koyle is the Executive Director of Rehab Therapy Programs at University Health in San Antonio where she manages the acute care and inpatient rehab therapies as well as the operations of Reeves Rehab, an acute rehab facility. She is also adjunct faculty with UT Health Department of Physical Therapy, is a resume’ writer for Talent, Inc. and has presented nationally on a variety of topics ranging from clinical care to human resources and leadership. She is the sponsor and primary investigator of a clinical trial studying the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on patient-perceived pain and nausea. Prior to moving to San Antonio, she lived in Salt Lake City, Utah where she worked at University of Utah Health Care as a clinical educator and manager of Organizational Development. Dr. Koyle completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Duke University, a PhD in Health Promotion and Education at University of Utah, her BSN from Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and an MSN in Informatics, MBA in Healthcare Management and Master of Health Leadership at Western Governor’s University.
Meghan Leibas, MSN, RN, CRRN - University Health, Director, Patient Care Services
Meghan Leibas is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and serves as the Nursing Director for Reeves Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit and Outpatient Rehab Clinic at University Health in San Antonio, TX. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2005 from the University of the Incarnate Word and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2018 from the University of Texas at Arlington. Meghan has worked in rehabilitation nursing her entire nursing career and has a passion for taking care of patients with spinal cord injuries. During her nursing career, she has worked in a variety of roles in the rehabilitation setting including bedside nurse, PPS coordinator and nurse educator. Meghan also has a passion for caring for dementia patients and has developed an evidence-based program to assist nursing staff in providing optimal care for these patients and their families. She was instrumental in facilitating two community dementia friendly awareness events in 2019. She facilitated the development and implementation of the diversional activity program for hospitalized patients with dementia at University Health. Meghan’s leadership and contributions led to University Health being designated as first dementia friendly health system in Texas and the third in the nation from Dementia Friendly, USA.
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