If you are a client of myPTsolutions, you might wish to know what information a physical therapist needs about your facility. Whether your facility is an outpatient clinic, skilled nursing home, home health organization or school, there is standard information for all therapists before accepting a position. Here is vital information that myPTsolutions expects from clients for a successful application.
At myPTsolutions, we ask clients to provide information regarding their culture. What is unique about their facility? Why would a therapist want to work there? A primary reason therapists become disenchanted with their work is due to poor company culture, so it is a priority for therapists. This one is huge. A therapist will spend 40+ hours a week at your facility and want to know how it runs and if they can get along in the culture.
Do you schedule therapy appointments in blocks? Is there a practice management system that allows patients to manage their scheduling? Therapists want to know if you utilize a patient reminder system or if you double-book patients. To successfully hire a therapist, it is a must to be clear about scheduling. Consider these questions a therapist will expect answers to:
- Do you schedule appointments in blocks?
- How often is the schedule made?
- Is there a set schedule?
- Are therapists required to work mandatory overtime?
- Can patients manage their scheduling?
Therapists want to know about the location they will be working in. Is the clinic in a city, a small town or a mountainous area? Is it cold, or is there plenty of sunshine? What about the cost of living?
And there is the parking location. The parking situation can be an incentive or a deterrent for a physical therapist. How close is parking to the facility? Do you charge fees? Do you offer shuttles?
As you seek to hire a physical therapist, they must know the type of setting they will work in. Is your facility acute, subacute, long-term, home health, inpatient, outpatient, school-based or skilled nursing?
The size of your clinic matters to therapists. Most want to work in a large enough clinic to provide a successful patient experience.
What experience level are you looking for in a therapist? Will you accept a new grad? If so, is there a mentorship program? What kind do you offer and what will they get? Are there learning opportunities for recent grads or any employees? What can a new grad learn at your facility? Will you pay for CEUs?
Salary and Benefits
Salary is a top priority, and therapists will want to know the cost of living in your location. What benefits or bonuses do you offer? Any other special perks?
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