By Jamie Funk, Director of Therapy Recruiting
Roya joined the Ensign Services, Inc. Service Center seven years ago and has held five different roles since then! Currently, Roya has a hybrid role, which includes serving as an HR resource as well as
recruiting for service center staff. Roya also manages our immigration process and many H1B visas for therapist new hires.
Prior to joining the service center, Roya obtained a dual degree from Cal State Fullerton in Human Resources and Women’s Studies. She worked at Hallmark Rehabilitation (a subsidiary of Skilled Healthcare) until it was acquired by Genesis. She loved her time at Hallmark and felt like she was at home there and her colleagues were family. Roya had many roles at Hallmark, including Recruiting Coordinator, Business Process Analyst, Awards & Recognition, and Data & Analytics. She also handled the social media accounts for Hallmark. Upon leaving the company after the acquisition, Roya thought she might never find another work home!
Fortunately, many of Roya’s former Hallmark colleagues ended up finding their own work homes at the Ensign Service Center or at one of our affiliated facilities, and Roya was hearing a lot of buzz about the unique culture, family feeling, and passionate colleagues at this organization. She interviewed for a role at the service center and has been part of us ever since!
Her favorite part of the job is the “people part,” and Roya feels huge satisfaction in helping our people in the field solve a problem, find information to answer a question, create a better or more efficient work process, or anything else they have a need for.
When interviewing potential service center employees, Roya is frequently asked “Why are you here?” She is happy to answer that we have a wonderful culture where all of our core values create an environment where our people are empowered to create their own destinies. She also talks a lot about how much her colleagues genuinely love each other, love their jobs, and love our organization. At a recent new-hire orientation at the Service Center, there were several guest speakers from Therapy, Compliance, and other Service Center departments. After they had all had an opportunity to speak, Roya asked if the class members could feel the love — it was that palpable in the room.
When not at work, Roya is busy raising a very active 1-year-old girl named Alina. Roya’s favorite color is scarlet, and if you are ever looking for someone to go get sushi with, she is your go-to! Pre-baby, Roya and her husband enjoyed finding small, out-of-the-way vineyards and wineries and going wine tasting. Their dream is to someday buy a small vineyard that they can retire to and where they can make their own wine.
Roya’s wish for everyone out in the field is for you to view her as a general Service Center resource. If you don’t know who to call for a solution to a problem, Roya will help you get in touch with the service center contact most able to assist in your unique situation. She is also extremely knowledgeable on human resources issues and can advise on things like formatting an offer letter, solving a human resources issue, answering questions about H1B visas, and any other “people-related” question!