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April 2014 - Posts

Life of a PTA

The Rehab Department: Does Size Matter?
by Allison Young
A few weeks ago, I began a new PTA position at a long-term care/skilled nursing facility. Although the setting may be the same as my former job, the facility is run completely different. Transitioning from a large established rehab team to a small, newly Read More...
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The Importance of Mentorship
by Allison Young
Although having only been a PTA for three years, I've found myself in conversations with many potential future SPTA candidates. Quite a few have been with bright and hardworking CNAs who I work with in skilled nursing and others have been with folks my Read More...
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The ‘Newbie'... Again
by Allison Young
Well, I'm finishing my first week at a new facility and still trying to catch my breath. For those readers not familiar with my professional exploits, I resigned from a PTA position that I held for three years and started working in a similar setting Read More...
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Maintaining My Privacy
by Allison Young
As we all know, maintaining our patients' personal and health information private is mandated by HIPAA laws and frankly, common sense. I would be less likely to disclose a patient's name to an unknown visitor than hand my credit card to a stranger on Read More...
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