Physical Therapist, Stevensville, MD - March 1, 2015
Be prepared to be given the run around for your maternity leave. If you are a therapist you will be expected to continue treating patients 40 hrs/week until the day you deliver. You will not be permitted to begin your leave early, even if you have PTO saved and even if you plan an exit prior to your expected delivery date in advance. My planned end date was revoked 3 days before I was scheduled to go out (at 39 weeks pregnant in a high volume outpatient clinic). USPh blamed my clinic director for reversing the decision. When I confronted my clinic director, he attempted to suggest my end date had never been approved by him. When I provided evidence to the contrary (including notes in his handwriting and a reminder that a PRN therapist was scheduled to begin seeing my patients in 3 days in our electronic system), he then blamed USPh. When I again confronted USPh (HR) I was told I could not ask any further questions. I strongly encourage consideration of other employment options for those planning a family.