I'm a newly certified slp after completing my Cfy, which provided an array of settings, including acute care, SNF, outpatient, and home health, split equally on a daily/weekly basis (talk about busy)! Unfortunately, I was unable to continue with this company after 1 year.
My goal since the beginning of grad school has been to work in an acute care setting (primary interest being Dysphagia); however, I am finding it difficult to obtain a full time position in acute care given my limited (1yr) experience. I would really rather not work in a SNF due to the slow pace, high expectations for productivity/meeting minutes, and often having building your own caseload.
I am currently working PRN for one acute care/outpatient facility and am considering applying to several other hospitals (thinking 3 or 4 total) for PRN work to build a larger work week/caseload and to increase my overall acute care experience,with the hopes of obtaining a full time position in the future.
I am wondering if any seasoned slps have any advice on this way of working (pros/cons, how to eventually get into the hospitals full time, etc.). Any info would be greatly appreciated!!
- Working solely PRN