Great therapy environment, low pressure... but that may change
Pros: great equipment, put the therapy patient first, good ceu reimbursement
Cons: horrible starting pay, no career improvement, no hope of pay raise
Started out as a great place for a therapist to work. Good team, low pressure for productivity, all about the patient, excellent equipment, great training. The pay is super low, but that's always the case in acute inpatient. Things might be changing soon as now they're moving to a minute based rehab rather than a unit based rehab schedule. The pressure is on to bill those therapy hours. Everyone is feeling it. As I was leaving I noticed they were beginning to admit more and more and MORE patients who were "less appropriate" for 3 hours of daily therapy. Many were medically unstable, came from long LTAC stays, and just couldn't handle such a demanding therapy schedule. I never felt asked to do anything unethical, but I could feel it coming. I was glad to get out when I did.
$32 per hour with my student loans....I actually went into debt to work here. I couldn't keep it up anymore.