De-stress During OT Month
Like many healthcare careers, an occupational therapist can at times find themselves in a fast-paced and changeable environment. The same applies to those who hold positions as travel therapists. An Occupational Therapist (OT) who is a traveler can experience the same high demands as those who are working in a permanent setting, but may not have a local emotional support structure to help them weather the storm.
Patty Williams | posted April 11, 2013
It's National Occupational Therapy Month!
Welcome to National Occupational Therapy Month, an annual celebration during the month of April that brings awareness to the benefits and importance of occupational therapy. We would like to thank the occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants who directly affect the lives of their patients and are such an important part of our business.
Marc Antoni | posted March 28, 2013
Wisconsin travel therapy jobs hit the spot
For the adventurous travel therapist, a 13-week assignment in Wisconsin offers a state full of varied and interesting sites. From romantic cabins with cliff-side seclusion to sandy beaches to urban hot spots with exciting nightlife, Wisconsin offers a full range of fun activities and beautiful scenery, to boot.
Patty Williams | posted August 06, 2012
Ten ways to manage stress as a travel therapist
For physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists, helping others is a way of life. Day in and day out, these professionals provide compassionate, quality care with dozens of patients on a one-on-one basis. But caring for others can make them vulnerable to depletion, stress and fatigue. So how do these helpers help themselves?
Marc Antoni | posted August 01, 2012
Feedback from travel therapists essential for improved experiences
When you accept a travel therapy position with 360 Healthcare Staffing, we value your experience and feedback. Throughout your assignment, we will stay in regular contact with you to assist with your transition and gauge any needs you may have in your new position. This blog reviews the information we request from you and how we use it to better your travel experience with 360.
Aaron Barton | posted July 06, 2012
Sunshine and fun: travel therapy in Florida
For occupational and physical therapists interested in fun in the sun, Florida is hot, hot, hot. The Sunshine State is one of only nine U.S. states that doesn’t charge a state income tax, and it has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, about 1,350 miles of sandy beaches and sunshine. Sounds like paradise for your occupational therapy or physical therapy practice.
Kevin Bellas | posted June 20, 2012
Tablet technology is transforming speech-language pathology
When tablet computers first arrived on the scene a few years ago, few could have predicted their usefulness to speech-language pathologists. But tablets—like the Apple iPad, Blackberry Playbook, Google Android, Kindle Fire and HP Touchpad—are transforming the way these therapists practice every day. They’ve raised the bar on usability and function.
Diane M. Kelly | posted May 22, 2012
Be proactive when it comes to your licenses
When you’re an on-the-go travel therapist, staying on top of your licensure is an important task. Interim jobs have quick starts, most inside of a week, and having your license in place is critical. But some licenses take up to four weeks to be activated. So what’s the smart job hunter to do? Be proactive and begin the licensing procedure while you’re still on assignment at your current job. And remember, 360 Healthcare Staffing will reimburse the licensure cost, even if your license is not used immediately after it is received.
Aaron Barton | posted May 11, 2012
Five reasons speech-language pathology is a great career
This month, we’re celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month by extending a hearty thank you to the speech-language pathologists who help with the prevention of and recovery from speech and language disorders. We want to take a moment to highlight this exciting career path and look at why we appreciate the valuable work that these dedicated professionals do.
Patty Williams | posted May 04, 2012
Increase your marketability, fun with second language
Travel therapists already have myriad marketable traits: flexibility, experience in multiple locations, work with different kinds of people and the ability to think “on the fly.” Learning a second language is a natural fit and only adds to the occupational, speech or occupational therapists’ appeal to employers and usefulness on the job.
Patty Williams | posted March 22, 2012
Top Ten Reasons to Switch to Travel Therapy
If you’re an allied healthcare professional looking to take your career to the next level, you might want to hit the road. Travel therapists, including occupational, speech and physical, have huge opportunities available through this area of the industry.
Diane M. Kelly | posted February 22, 2012
Making Valentine’s Day sweet while on the road
For therapists and nurses traveling on assignment this February 14, physical separation doesn’t have to mean lack of romance. With thoughtful gestures and the wonders of technology, you can feel close and connected to your loved one.
Kevin Bellas | posted February 08, 2012
Make 2012 resolutions that stick
It’s easy to throw together a list of New Year’s resolutions—lose weight, stop procrastinating, call home more—but making them stick takes talent and determination.
Kevin Bellas | posted December 15, 2011
Hit the road with a travel therapy job
As we prepare to enter 2012, talk of the economy is all about us. With all the bad news, there are bright spots, like jobs in the healthcare industry. In particular, opportunities for physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) are growing. And if you’re an adventuresome soul, what could be better than working as a traveling therapist? You get to do what you love, change people’s lives and see the country 13-weeks at a time.
Marc Antoni | posted December 06, 2011