Intelligent Risk Taking and Ownership at its Best!

By April Trammel, DOR, CTO, Beacon Harbor, Rockwall, TX

Seven therapists from Beacon Harbor participated in our Pelvic Floor Strengthening Course this past weekend. They are all so motivated and are already implementing these exercises and strategies into their treatment sessions! We can’t wait to see the reflection on our Quality Measures! 

Thank you for this opportunity that you provide for us!

Love Love this! Beacon Harbor jumping right into this today! We had 60 therapists attend this 2-day, 12.5-hour training in DFW. Let’s not sit on this new knowledge. Please share your WINS on how your team is getting a Pelvic Floor Strengthening/Incontinence Therapy Program off the ground with all of us! Let’s get the flywheel rolling! 

Jon Anderson, DPT, Senior Therapy Resource

Check out these amazing therapy career opportunities at our affiliated facilities: Physical Therapist – Sabino Canyon, Physical Therapist – Channel Islands, Physical Therapist – San Pedro Manor $2K sign on bonus, Speech Therapist – Alta Vista, PT Assistant – Richland Hills, and Physical Therapist – The Villas. Find out more about these amazing jobs and browse our complete list of therapy job opportunities.

The Importance of “Champions” In A Market

By Kelly Alvord, Therapy Resource, Sunstone UT

For OT month, we wanted to highlight two of our Market OT champions who not only provide amazing care to the residents at their own facilities, but also help facilitate support for others in our market.

In Sunstone, we host ongoing champion calls to further the development of these programs. This forum is a great place to share best practices, brainstorm to resolve barriers, and to enhance the interventions to improve the lives of our patients.

Gary Pearson, OT, Pointe Meadows, leads our Abilities Care call. Gary is an occupational therapist and leader of the LTC programming and the CQR (long-term case management) process at Pointe Meadows, where he is also the assistant DOR. He has a passion for skilled intervention for patients with dementia, has participated in several dementia courses, and is the TEACHA for the Sunstone Market. He has also brought this skill set to the community, where he has brought the Abilities Care Approach into several local assisted living centers. Gary has had an impact at Pointe Meadows, in the local community and throughout the market.

Ryan Porritt, OT from Orem Rehab, leads our Heart Math Call. When Ryan started working as a new grad, it became apparent that there was a certain patient group he could not reach because of their self-limiting behaviors and the emotional components to healing. Reducing these emotional barriers to function quickly became his passion, which he has pursued over the past four years. Ryan has found HeartMath and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to be effective means of increasing participation in value-based activities by reducing the emotional barriers to function. He is excited to share his passion with anyone who is interested.

Check out these amazing therapy career opportunities at our affiliated facilities: Occupational Therapist – Ukiah Post Acute – $5K Bonus, Occupational Therapist – Pacific Care and Rehabilitation Center, Occupational Therapist – Wellington Place, and Occupational Therapist – Medical Lodge of Amarillo. Find out more about these amazing jobs and browse our complete list of therapy job opportunities.

Student Loan $$$

Our amazing network of Ensign Affiliates is serious about supporting your career as a therapist and helping you pay off your student loans so you can focus on expanding your experiences and continued learning as a therapist!  

The following locations are currently offering from $10,000.00 to $15,000.00 in either student loan repayment funds or sign-on/retention bonus dollars:

•Bennett Hills (PT, OT, SLP)– Gooding, Idaho

•Discovery Rehab & Living Center (PT, OT)– Salmon, Idaho

•Ukiah Post Acute Care (PT) – Ukiah, CA

•Broadway Villa (PT) – Sonoma, CA

•Pinnacle Nursing and Rehabilitation (SLP) –  Price, UT

•Pacific Care and Rehabilitation (OT) –  Hoquiam, WA

In addition to the financial rewards of being part of one of our in-house therapy teams, we offer the opportunity to practice at the top of your license with sponsored continued learning in a variety of areas including EMG certification, Kinesio-taping certification, HeartMath,  PAMS, Vital Stim certification, LSVT Big & Loud,  DORITO (Director of Rehab in Training) and many more.  

We believe in work/life balance  and offer a variety of schedules from part time to full time, depending on your needs. 

For more information please contact us at 877-595-0509 or find out more about these amazing opportunities and browse our complete list of therapy job opportunities.

Celebrating Independence Day with some therapeutic fun at Meadow View - Also hiring for a SLP, OT and PT positions!

To celebrate Independence day the therapy team at Meadow View Nursing and Rehabilitation in Nampa, Idaho put together a day fun, celebration and therapy for their residents.  

They had a festival outdoors that included music, snow cones and popcorn and best of all a dunk tank!

The ED, DOR and DON all took turns on the dunk tank seat, as well as some of the therapists and other leaders in the building.   Other therapists worked with the residents to successfully sink the management team!  Therapists and nurses wore red, white and blue to celebrate the holiday.   It was great fun for all!   

“It was a great way to get patients outside and build strength and coordination with a smile after a big year.  It was also a good way to build positive culture amongst all the staff.”, said Physical Therapist Tess Hurley.   “It was a great and productive way to celebrate the patients and staff at Meadowview!”

Great job Meadowview combining culture and celebration and the holiday with your therapeutic interventions!   

Intrigued? Meadow View is currently offering amazing career opportunities for a Speech Language Pathologist, an Occupational Therapist, and a Physical Therapist. Find out more about these amazing opportunities and browse our complete list of therapy job opportunities.