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We maintain strong relationships with Rehabilitation Managers all across the country. Every day we receive staffing requests from premier therapy providers. When you browse through our “search jobs” section, you are viewing an accurate and relevant list of real jobs.
Find a job near or far that fits with your life and the flexibility and schedule you desire. There are no obligations, no upfront fees, and no risks for exploring your options. If we find a job you’re interested in, and you want to apply, we’ll explain the responsibilities clearly, so you can feel confident that you understand the ins and outs of taking the job.
Being a therapist owned company means we strive to make sure the therapist wins, as well as our customer. We’re empathetic to your needs because we’ve been there. Our focus is physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy because that is what we know and love. And we are really good at it!
“We were beyond satisfied with the service provided. Everyone has been so pleasant to work with at myPTsolutions. From start to finish it has been a VERY easy and enjoyable process.”
Anna Elzinga, Hope Network Rehabilitation Services
“I have been working for myPTsolutions for the past 5 years, and have loved the flexibility given to me. It’s given me more freedom than with my previous full-time employments.”
myPTsolutions offers IMMEDIATE participation in the 401(k) retirement plan, including a matching contribution with immediate vesting for our staffing team members!
One of our goals at myPTsolutions is to invest in our employees. We hope that they leave us better than when they came to us. As fellow clinicians, we support your ongoing education with a continuing education tuition reimbursement of up to $1,000.
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An interview with Co-Owner Devin DeBoer
Therapists choose to work for contract staffing agencies for lots of reasons. Some therapists want to just travel. They love adventure and want to explore different areas of the country. Some therapists travel to earn more compensation.
New graduates often travel for a year or two to assist in paying off student loans. Other therapists use travel as a way to maximize their earning potential by working in places where their skills are in high demand.
And some therapists, who are new to an area, want the flexibility of a temporary job while they figure out where they want to put down roots.
Some therapists haven’t found their area of focus yet, and want to experiment with different settings.
I became a traveler to earn extra money to start an outpatient clinic. However, in working as a contract therapist, I discovered that I could fill a niche in this industry by providing short term staffing that is owned and managed by a therapist. Although an outpatient clinic may still be in my future, for now, I’m enjoying the freedom and flexibility of the travel industry.
I like the variety of working as a travel therapist. I get to experience most settings. For example, in 5 years, I’ve worked in 4 settings; home health, sub-acute, acute care, and outpatient, and about 14 different facilities. I have enjoyed meeting many excellent therapists. I get to see how other people practice physical therapy and how they interpret what excellence is. In each placement, I glean knowledge and experience that makes me a better therapist.
If I ever want to settle down, I know what I want to look for. As I go through all these different placements, I’ve been able to figure out what’s a ﬁt for me.
I like being free of office politics. I don’t have to comment or take sides in staff and facility conflicts. It’s nice to be able to go in, get my work done, and go home.
Sometimes, I have to remind myself that it makes sense when therapy department members treat me differently from the rest of the team; some co-workers don’t invest in a fellow employee who is only working for a short time. Of course, some travelers don’t experience this at all, because they plan to eventually become a permanent employee at the facility.
Also, I initially found the uncertainty in a traveler’s lifestyle to be a bit stressful. I don’t usually find out where my next assignment will be until a few weeks before the start date. Yet, I’ve learned from experience that a new opportunity always shows up. The suspense of where and what that opportunity will be is part of the adventure.
And finally, I’ve found that some facilities have high expectations for my productivity. I have to get up to speed fast and be as productive as their highest performing employee. I am usually able to meet those expectations within one to two weeks, but those can be challenging weeks.
Contact a travel therapy staffing agency. They will let you know what jobs are available and set up your interviews.
Of course, the most important thing in a travel staffing company is that they have a job that you’re interested in. However, the following factors can be just as important, and make sticking with a company worthwhile, even when the job that they have available is your second or third choice.
- LISTENING SKILLS Good travel therapy staffing agencies act as your agent. Look for a company that’s listening to your needs and to what YOU want, and will only contact you about positions that you are truly interested in.
- SUBMISSION POLICY Your resume shouldn’t leave the agency’s desk until they get your permission. You should be treated as a person, and not as a commodity to be traded.
- THERAPIST OWNERS This benefits you because your travel therapy staffing agency will understand both candidate and client sides of any issue. If clinical problems arise, you have a therapist available to help you interpret whether or not something is ethical.
- DEDICATION Find out whether or not you will have the same person working with you throughout your interview process. Will the same representative work with you throughout your travel career?
- COMPASSION This is hard to measure, but you should feel like your recruiter has time for you.
- COMPREHENSIVE BENEFITS Make sure to investigate the plans behind your benefits. Full health insurance – or capped limited coverage plan? Retirement plan with a company match? Paid Holidays? Tuition Reimbursement? License Reimbursement? Travel Tax Advantages.