Pros: there are none
Cons: too much focus on productivity not enough on patient centered care, former therapists turned managers with very poor management skills, no communication or mentorship, program managers are mere pawns and don't fight for the therapists, you're pretty much on your own and good luck getting real help
Genesis Rehab is a rehab factory that pushes its therapists to be Rehab Robots. They are all about "skill and bill". The quality of treatment does not matter to them.
THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR NEW GRADS!!!!
My biggest regret thus far since starting was turning down a hospital position for a job at this place! I didn't last a month at this place! After I was told I was staying too long in the facilities to get my documentation done, I knew that this was NOT the place for me! If you are given 3 patients, all with 60 minutes (even though they don't need 60 minutes) you are expected to have ALL treatment and documentation done in 3 hours and 45 minutes. Forget if you have an evaluation, a discharge, recertification, if the patient is out, if the patient is at lunch, the network is down, or the computer is not working or unavailable. You are still expected to have everything done in those 3 hours and 45 minutes.
What they called a "mentorship" was basically an "extra person to see if you are getting all your work done" and not someone to help guide you and your career.
Productivity is #1 and patient (pt) care comes last. They basically don't care what you do to the patient as far as treatment goes, as long as you don't abuse the pt., or drop the pt. They only care about documentation, G Codes, and productivity. Genesis Rehab constantly teeters on unethical behaviors but staunchly hide behind their "10 promises" to make it look like they are an ethical company that cares about its patients.
Oh and don't count on getting a real orientation. You might get a day but a half day is – more... norm. You're on your own and you better not dare act like you might be struggling at first with juggling the workload they throw at you. They hire assistants from for profit schools and the quality of their work and documentation show. They want you to sign off on sub-par documentation of the assistants without actually looking at what they did with the pt.
You are expected to figure out how they operate and the flow of things on your own. They may send you to an "orientation" a month or 3 later.
The Area Directors (AD) and Clinical Directors (CD) somehow have forgotten they were once therapists and make arbitrary rules to keep therapists "busy" because apparently to them, therapists in the contracted facilities aren't busy enough.
The program managers are puppets and pawn for the AD and CD.
The benefits aren't that great either and good luck getting time off. You might be better off getting private insurance and an HSA.
The bottom line is: If you are a new grad, find a place that will truly mentor you, with other therapists like in a hospital, answer your questions without making you feel like you don't know what you're doing, and will be supportive and communicative management. Genesis is not this place – less