Pros: free lunch, friendly staff, generous pto, good benefits
Cons: no raises, no holiday pay, management varies
Some of these facilities are a disaster, a few are worthy of 5 stars. I work at several of these facilities and at the time, all of them were struggling with staffing issues. Many buildings have a higher than average turn-over rate for therapists and management. Occasionally you may encounter documentation out of compliance due to staffing needs that aren't met. Excellent documentation skills and solid clinical reasoning skills are a must if you encounter management with values that don't match your own. Also, mentorship will only be available if you work with a team of more than 6 therapists. Some of the buildings are asthetically pleasing. Your opinion of the facility is largely going to depend on the facility rehab coordinator. If their values match your own, then you will likely love working for the company. Not all SNFs are created equal. Your hours will be flexible, but most buildings require weekends. They do provide knowledge of use of modalities, which is nice. The continuing education options are mediochre. Tech-savvy skills will help therapists joining the team make the adjustment to completing daily documention. Productivity standards are attainable, but facilities don't have the recources to let all therapists attain productivity due to shortage of computers which is required for evaluations and progress notes. The company uses handheld documentation on an iPod for daily notes. It is very difficult for seasoned therapists to get the hang of using the device and malfunctions lead to great frustration. Often times, there will be a shortage of handhealds as well due to malfunctions and dead batteries. There was one facility that was very well run with a top notch rehab coordinator and she greatly contributed to the development of her team of therapists. This is the one you will love working for. Although it is a rare find, the company does have some high quality facilities. Don't get stuck at one of the duds.