Physical Therapists Can Start a New Career With Home Health Care Jobs in The Los Angeles Area
Have you resolved to make a career change? That’s one resolution Pegasus can help you keep. We have openings for physical therapists in the Los Angeles area.
The new year is an ideal time to change careers. It’s a time when you reflect on your experiences of the past year. It’s a time to set goals for achieving a new beginning or direction.
Physical therapists employed by facilities often put in long hours. They see one patient after another, with more waiting for them. Some therapists thrive under those circumstances, and some don’t.
If you’re satisfied with your hours, but still dread going to work, consider what else is causing job dissatisfaction. Perhaps it’s the facility itself. Maybe it’s your supervisor or poor management practices.
Does someone second guess your decisions? Are your skills underutilized? Are your career expectations unmet?
Home Health Care Provides a Fresh Start for Physical Therapists
Professionals of all kinds have renewed their passion for caring for others by accepting home health jobs. Physical therapists are no exception. Providing home health care lets you enjoy your work again.
Unless you carry a treatment table with you, as some therapists do, you won’t have a lot of equipment. You’ll carry your therabands, weights, and perhaps a ball, but that’s about it. Everything else is an opportunity to use your creativity and ingenuity.
You’ll make use of what’s available in your patient’s home. That can be fun for you and your patients if you have a sense of humor. It’s all part of one-on-one care.
Although technology is changing health care, you’ll still personally care for your patients. You’ll continue to use all your skills. Seeing how patients function in their home environment helps you provide the best therapies for them.
Home care differs from care in a facility in some ways. You will evaluate your patient as usual. You will also be evaluating the patient’s:
- Behavior and emotional stability
- Family members competence as caregivers
- Home for safety and cleanliness
- Mobility and ability to navigate
When needed, you’ll have support and assistance from Pegasus staff and our other professionals.
Home Care Gives You Flexibility and Autonomy
One of the first things you’ll discover in home health care is flexibility. If you have particular days or hours that you like to work, that’s when you’ll work. You set the schedule.
You’ll treat as many patients as you choose. You’ll have as much time between patients as you choose. Unless you choose to do so, you won’t work until you drop.
Charting will always be a part of your job, but you can do that between visits. Technology will make that faster and easier than ever before. You’ll have all the time you want for family and social activities.
You will develop, implement, and adjust a care plan. Your therapy will be customized to fit the needs of the patient. No one will be looking over your shoulder or second-guessing your care.
Patients Get the Best Possible Care
Everything you do as an in-home physical therapist has the goal of keeping patients independent and safe at home. Each patient receives:
- Medical Care
- Privacy regardless of their medical needs
Patients are always treated as individuals and not as a diagnosis.
Your patients see you on a regular basis. Many look forward to your visit and are happy to welcome you into their home.
Because they trust you, patients tell you about their lives. They may disclose information about their medical health that they may not tell other caregivers. Everything you learn helps you provide the best care.
Home health care is never boring or routine. Every home and patient is different. You’ll travel to different neighborhoods and see or do something new every day.
Join the Pegasus Team
Members of our team are experts dedicated to improving the quality of life for others. We’ve provided care to individuals of all ages since 1994. We are independently owned and have strong management practices.
We value and support our professional team members. As a nurse owned and operated business, we understand patient care. Physical therapists who join us receive support and opportunities to maintain the standards of their profession.
Our staff and your colleagues will show respect and appreciation for your skills and abilities. We listen to your:
Our professionals are encouraged to be proactive.
Pegasus is a licensed Home Care Organization and a Joint Commission Accredited Home Health Care organization. Our consistently high ethical and clinical standards have made us an industry leader.
Would you like the opportunity to touch lives and make a difference using your skills? Are you ready for a career change? If so, click here to join a Pegasus Home Health Care team in the Los Angeles area.