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Program Director (Former Employee) – United States – May 22, 2016
I've had the opportunity to network with people in different regions and rehab care is like any company, some regions are outstanding and others are poorly managed and demand unethical practices.
The region I worked in is the latter. After the DOJ finding was published, our area director of operations told our group that the "expectation is that every patient is to be admitted at an ultra", pressure to eval without orders, not complying with those demands marked you as inflexible, only heard from upper management when they were unhappy, Area director not available for guidance and made you regret it/nasty and not supportive if you finally reached her, vacation requests consistently denied, its all about numbers not about patients, constant turnover due to negativity from uppers. Badly behaving favorite therapists coddled, retained/transferred around by ADO and made therapists, patients, and customer miserable.
Poor conditions have been going on so long that therapists in the extended area avoid this company, not sure how HR is missing this. The region could do with a shake up.
I've met the uppers in Louisville and their company vision does not reflect what I experienced. I understand from other therapists working in other regions that other regions are well managed positive and patient focused.
Ask around before taking a job and if they always seem to be hiring -beware. You could find a position fulfilling the amazing company vision or find yourself experiencing the worst days of your therapy existence.
negative work environment, poor work life balance, questionable ethics/compliance