Have you ever wanted to have a cup of coffee with an experienced home health/travel therapist and pick their brain in an intimate conversation to learn and glean from their years of knowledge and hard knocks? Well, now you can do just that! Isaac sat down with myPTsolutions co-owner Devin DeBoer and asked a series…

Common Concern

No question about it, working as a travel therapist takes the right perspective and an ability to adapt.  Working long term for the same company, hospital, home health agency, or school has its pros and cons.  Steady pay, benefits, and seeing your coworkers daily are all pros.  However, I would also argue these factors may…

Technology

As a traveling therapist there is no better teacher than experience.  Any new Physical or Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist will tell you that your first two years of practice are real eye openers.  The same is true for working as Travel Therapist. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the health care system…

Homesickness

Homesickness is no fun.  It can manifest itself in feelings of depression, physical illness, or mental fatigue.  Most people have experienced it at one time or another.  Sometimes we are only an hour or two from home; sometimes we are a world away.  Missing out on important occasions or just not being able to be…

pet

We all know that starting a new job is one of the more stressful events in life. In fact, starting a new travel therapy job or switching from permanent job to a travel position can be scary. Fortunately, most of us have built in stress relievers – friends and pets!  Study after study demonstrates that…

recruiter

One of the wonderful things about being a therapist in the current environment is the plethora of jobs. Every day I receive emails for permanent, travel and per diem jobs.  Many websites including Simply Hired, Indeed, and LinkedIn display therapist job opportunities with often attractive incentives and pay.  These emails and other advertisements vary in…

I find that working as a Physical Therapist (PT) in Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) can be very rewarding. As therapists in this setting, we often see significant improvement our patients’ quality of life.  Helping a patient move back home can be some of the most rewarding moments in your PT career. Skilled Nursing Facilities can be…

interview

Interviewing for a permanent or travel therapy job can be nerve-racking.  We have all been in interviews where we are asked about our strengths and weakness.  Has anyone actually come up with a good answer for those?  I have always wanted to tell them my strength is ascending steep pitches on my mountain bike and…

Licensing 101

In 2012, I was working on a travel assignment in Colorado. A snowy February made for perfect ski conditions, and I was loving it.  One day, I received a call from a number I did not recognize. It was from Hawaii.  The voice on the other side of the line introduced herself as a rehab…

5 Tips for Ending a Travel Therapist Assignment

Ending a travel assignment can conjure up a wide array of emotions. Depending on your experience at the assignment, your emotions may include sadness and a sense of loss.  On the other hand, if it was a stressful or difficult assignment, your emotions could include sheer joy and the feeling of a weight being lifting…

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