Pros: flexible with work schedule, i can arrive early, and work my time and go home, can work of weekend for day off during the week, supports staff ( ns, md, dietary and admininstration.).
Cons: trying to treat, giving the patient what they need, with time restraints and limiting funds for equipment and supplies.
There is no typical day at work. Each day is comprised of evaluation, reevaluation, PT progress notes, daily notes, discussion with PTA's ( 3), DOR, and other disciplines ( OT, ST and NS). Patients are all medically complex and each day can have new challenges and rewards with progress in degrees or feet. I like the challenges and rewards of each day – more... and enjoy actually treating patients and developing POC to progress the patients. Hardest part of work is limitations of treatments ( time and reimbursement for payor sources). – less