A common misconception about travel physical therapy is that you have to work far from home in a new city, but actually a lot of travel PTs prefer to work short-term contracts close to home so they can make more money, but stay close to their families.
If you are one of these more local traveling physical therapists then you know how annoying it can be to sit stuck in traffic on the way to work or an in-home visit. Why not use that time to improve your skills and knowledge by listening to physical therapy podcasts.
Here is a page where he have provided links to all the Physical Therapy podcasts that are available.
- Massachusetts – PT (Physical Therapy) Traveler needed for this 13 week travel assignment.
- Great benefits and pay with one of the best travel therapy (rehab) agencies.
- While on assignment visit Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell or Cambridge.
- Enjoy New England and easy access to activities in many states.
- Lots of sunshine, beaches, hiking, skiing,and outdoor activities.
- Contact your Medical Solutions Career Consultant today, whether you are interested in a SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) , Hospital, Outpatient Rehab or Home Health.
- Call 1-866-633-3548 for more information
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The next thing you need to do is to take the information you put together in the first seven steps and use it to evaluate travel physical therapy companies you may want to work with. This is important because the first seven steps are used to help you know the things that are going to be important to you in a travel physical therapy job.
So keeping these things in mind your first stop is to spend some time on their website. The sign of a good company that are seen in a company’s website are first foremost easy to find answers to your questions and contact information. You also will want to make sure they have plenty of jobs for you, if you list them on their site, but not every company does. As you click around on their site remember to look for answers about the things we have already covered:
The next thing you will want to do is some background on what other travel physical therapist think of the company and what it’s like to work with them. Some good places to do this are (in order):
- Actual live referrals who you know personally that have worked with the company
- Travel therapy company rating sites like MedTravelerClub.com
- Former employees of the company provided by the recruiter for you to contact
Next you will want to do some background on the company. You should also be doing this when you are the company’s website, reading their about pages and finding out how long they have been around and look for signs that the company is growing (growth awards, press releases, etc.). You also want to make sure the company is good financial standing as is going to be able to pay you. This kind of information is easy to find for publicly traded companies, but is something you will need to ask your recruiter about with privately held companies.
The final thing you can do to research travel therapy companies is to ask your recruiter questions that help you rate the company. Here is a list of questions we recommend:
- How long has the travel physical therapy company been in existence?
- How large (or small) is the company?
- What does the company have to offer that sets it apart from others?
- Are there physical therapists who can give references?
- Is there always someone available to answer my call (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)?
- Can I see a sample contract?
- Is my travel physical therapy job guaranteed by a written contract?
- How much do I get paid during my travel physical therapy assignment?
- Explain the mileage reimbursement policy for travel physical therapy assignments?
- Is help (financial and administrative) provided with licensing and my other credentialing needs?
- Who will I talk to if my recruiter isn’t available?
- Do I only have one recruiter my entire career with your company?
- If I want to go perm are there any clauses in my contract to prevent me from being hired as a perm employee? If so, what are the details?
- What are any areas your company could improve on?
Here are some other questions you may want to ask your recruiter as you are evaluating travel physical therapy companies.
Here is an interesting discussion on travel physical therapy careers. What are your thoughts? http://ht.ly/1HK8N
Graduating soon and still looking for that first physical therapy or PTA job? Check out a travel therapy company and let them do the work.