- Great opportunity for Occupational Therapist in a hospital setting.
- Facility has a coastal Louisiana location.
- Enjoy great food and atmosphere with your nights off on this 13 week contract.
- Must be able to take some weekend call, 1 of every 4 weeks.
- If you would like any more information please call Medical Solutions at 866-633-3548 and ask for a recruiter.
- Occupational Therapist (OT) needed to complete a 13 week travel assignment near Pensacola, FL in a hospital setting.
- Come enjoy the best of both worlds.
- You’ll find 450 years of history, fine museums and attractions in Pensacola, Florida, along with outdoor adventure and 52 miles of wonderful beaches in Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key.
- For more information call 866-633-3548.
Most of the time the point of my articles and posts on Rehab and Therapy Jobs.com are to help educate and provide insights into the world of travel therapy and rehab jobs. But today we are going to take a different approach and direct you to others in the field of therapy and their blogs. While catching up on some OT news via Alltop.com I ran across a story that immediately struck my fancy. It is titled, “From Creighton to Cairo” and what drew me to the story was that Creighton is here in Omaha where we’re based. I’m partial to the local connection. Anyways, it turns out the writer is going to school at Creighton finishing her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree and I thought I’d share with you her blog. You can read all about it here at Occupational Therapy in Egypt. She’s taken travel therapy to the next level for sure, though it’s not an actual assignment through an agency. She’s on clinical rotation down there and will be coming back in December to graduate. This is what she says as to why she chose Egypt of all places… “Why Egypt? Many of you readers know better than I that Egypt needs OT(s)! As OT continues to advance in countries around the world, so also should the profession be developed in Egypt- which I chose for the reality that Egypt occupies only a handful of registered OT(s) and does not currently offer an accredited OT education. To be able to progress in areas of occupation, professional practice and leadership, Egypt must also keep pace by providing both the occasion for learning opportunities and OT employment. Permeating the boundaries to allow access for both practicing therapists and students can create a future of global resources to protect our profession while also addressing the need for therapy in this country.” Check it and out and it just may inspire you to reach out further than you thought you could.
Now in regards to to travel therapy and rehab jobs, it’s nice to find someone who is enjoying the benefits that come along with it all. Over at The Ramblings of a Traveling Speech Therapist it’s described as a blog that details the all the travels this therapist has done, and she does do a good job. It’s like you’re right there with her. She’s currently on contract in the Bay Area and has been documenting a lot of her escapades outside of work. You’re a therapist already, so you know what that’s like, but what you don’t know are all the different and exciting places to visit and the many, many people you will befriend along the way. I wish I could find more people out there who would do this… It’s always a fun read to see what their last adventures were like and you can live vicariously through them.
So these are two that I know you might find interesting. If you know more, please send them my way. I’m sure our readers would love to have as many perspectives on the industry they love. Until next time, have a Happy Halloween!
You know who they are, you’ve been annoyed with them at every job you’ve ever had. The boss who doesn’t know up from down, the guy who always gives you a punch in the arm as his way of saying hello, Mr. B O, the gossip queen, the clock watcher, the manipulator and the one who always seems to bring something for lunch that stinks up the whole joint. Yes we’ve all seen some derivative of these and if you’re honest with yourself, you may admit that at one point in time you may have been one of those people. There are certain signs like constant whining or sucking up that will lead you to believe that this person will be irritating to no end. Sure we all experience the occasional bad day and it can bring down those around you as well, but when these behaviors are more common than not, you have a problem. So what can you do to prevent this having a negative affect on your next travel therapy or rehab job?
Entering a new position is already a feat in itself, but now you add all the different and new personalities, some you know you’ll get along with while others you know will be a task to get deal with. When starting a new job you want to be on your best behavior and you have a lot to prove, not only to yourself but your peers and you definitely don’t want to ruffle any feathers being the “outsider.” So what can you do?
I’d guess most people would do everything in their power to avoid those who irritate them. Sounds good in theroy but the reality is you’ll see this person day in and day out and eventually might be paired up with them in dealing with certain patients or situations. When the time comes to working alongside say a negative Nancy, give yourself a few minutes prior to the rendezvous and take a few deep breaths. When you are ready for “battle” come in being cheery, under control and use a pleasant tone of voice. Do the work that is expected of you and then step away as if nothing bothered you. If you let the negativity get to you it will only make matters worse.
In some cases you may be perceived as the annoying one and for no good reason. Maybe it’s the way you dress or carry yourself, but the reason is never clear. Here’s what you can do… Ask to meet this person one-on-one and have a heart to heart. No one else around, just the two of you. Give them the benefit of the doubt, swallow your pride and inquire about how you can at least have a working relationship if nothing else. If the problems continue, maybe seek out a superior or if you dont’ think it’s worth it. Move on. Your self-esteem is far more valuable than the job, there will always be more work. That too is a great big benefit of travel therapy and rehab jobs. Just move on to the next.
Hopefully you’ll never have to resort to any of these actions while on your traveling assignment, but if you do, you now have a plan on how to react and deal with these situations. To learn more about ways in which you can deal with the annoying co-worker, visit these sites I’ve listed below. There is a wealth of information you can use not only in the workplace but through life in general.
Here are a few other sites that poke fun at the annoying types. I wouldn’t recommend using any of these techniques but they are worth a laugh!
- Northeast TN facility looking for a travel Physical Therapist for 13 weeks.
- The Appalachian Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains National Park are nearby.
- A short drive from Knoxville and Morristown, Tennessee.
- Lots of area parks and lakes make this a great place to spend the Fall.
- All OT candidates looking for a great job should call a Recruiter today at 866-633-3548.
I don’t know about you, but I have a list of cities I’ve always wanted to live in. With so many friends of mine spread throughtout the country I have seen a lot of what these United States has to offer and so should you. If you’ve ever given thought to picking up and starting anew, a travel therapy or rehab job can be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Deciding to take on a traveling career is enough of a big decision, but thinking of it as a scouting trip can make it seem less stressful. In a lot of cases, your contract can range anywhere from 13 weeks to a year, which gives you ample time to discover if the city is where you could see yourself planting roots. If you’re like me, you have family, friends and the connection to community. So when it comes to deciding to leave that all behind, you want to make for certain that wherever you choose is the right place for you and whomever else you have in tow.
Lucky for you, working a travel therapy or rehab job affords you the “regular” hours and your freetime in which to discover all that your new assignment city has to offer. There will be plenty of time to make new connections and network. You can get leads on neighborhoods right for you and your family, schools for your children. If you’re single your choices are even greater and you can really pinpoint what it is you’re looking for since you’re doing it for yourself. There are so many variables to consider when moving so the best way to ensure you lock down an assignment in the cities you’d like to live in would be to work with a number of agencies. But don’t get too carried away, keep to your list and something is bound to come up. The need for therapists and rehab specialists is constantly growing, so your chances are very good that you’ll land where you want.
With all things considered, a traveling therapy and rehab job is the great way to audition the cities you’d like to live in one day. Who knows, you may not ever move and keep your home base, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come back to those other cities on another assignment or just come back for vacation.
I’ve written a similar post earlier in regards to finding the city right for you. Check it out here.
Here are a couple other articles in which you can gauge what city would be right for you and your interests.
Forbes magazines Top Cities for Singles
BusinessWeek magazines Best Places to Raise Your Kids