Prime Rehabilitation Services offers great opportunities:
- Student affiliations in sub-acute nursing homes;
- Clinical presentations while students enjoy a catered lunch;
- A valuable mentoring program for new graduates with a seasoned therapist.
With our wide variety of seasoned therapists, in various locations across the tri-state area, Prime Rehabilitation Services takes great pride in hiring recent new graduates and hosting clinical affiliations for physical and occupational therapy students.
Our therapists are well versed in supporting students and new graduates with a structured program focused on building therapy skills. Inexperienced therapists gain a sound foundation and develop good analytical skills, clinical techniques and the tools they will need to provide their skilled care to help patients exceed functionally. They learn that the subacute/nursing home is much more comprehensive than other settings.
The mentoring therapist carefully selects the appropriate patients for the new graduates/ students to evaluate and treat. With guidance, the new graduates/students selects shortterm and long-term functional goals and chooses the appropriate treatment techniques according to the patient’s ability level. The new graduates/students are involved in all aspects of the patient’s care, including education for the caregiver and instruction for their safe discharge to the nursing home or to the community
Gina Severini, OTS, is a current level II student at Regency Heritage Care & Rehab in Somerset, New Jersey. She is being mentored by Ranjana Hallur, OTR, Director of Rehabilitation. Ranjana finds the clinical affiliation program to be “very beneficial for the students and rehabilitation department.”
Gina’s summarization of her experience clearly captures the essence of Prime Rehabilitation’s well developed clinical affiliation program stating: “I have gained an immense amount of knowledge from all of the therapists at Prime – Regency Heritage. The staff really knows how to collaborate in implementing interventions that maximize each individual patient’s independence. I will leave with experience treating a wide variety of patients and a special place in my heart for all of the people I worked with and treated.”