Top 10 frequently asked questions about working for PreCare
What makes PreCare unique?
For almost a decade, PreCare has engaged its onsite physical therapy model to deliver dramatic positive results for our patients and clients. In collaboration with PreCare, the referring physician, clinician, patient and employer create a synergy to focus on one goal: quality care that results in a fast recovery from a musculoskeletal injury, and ergonomic intervention to encourage safe work habits.
How will I obtain patients?
PreCare has established more than 100 locations and serves more than 20,000 employees throughout the United States. Either a physician or an employer can initiate a request for rehabilitation. Once physical therapy is authorized – usually within two days – physical therapy begins onsite at the patient’s workplace.
Will only workers’ compensation injuries be referred to me?
No, PreCare contracts with employers for physical therapy of their employees with work-related and non-work-related injuries. PreCare therapists perform injury prevention services for all employees – regimens may include “Work-n-Stretch” programs, fitness and conditioning, and ergonomic interventions.
To what degree will I have administration responsibilities?
At PreCare, we know that our clinicians enjoy spending the majority of their time working with employees. We have a team of managers and administrative staff members who support our clinicians in administrative and management functions. However, PreCare clinicians administer their own schedules, allowing them maximum flexibility.
How will PreCare affect my quality of life?
At PreCare, we provide a stable Monday-Friday schedule, flexible hours, and a reduced administrative burden. We allow each clinician to schedule one-hour visits with their patients. Results have shown that our relaxed approach improves quality of care through heightened interaction with patients. PreCare offers many resources for the clinician and their patients that can be accessed through the PreCare Website.
How many patients will I see each day?
We help our clinicians manage their workload so that they see six to eight patients a day. Some may see fewer, and others may see more as they wish and as schedules permit. This flexibility allows the clinicians to integrate their physical therapy plan and return-to-work goals, while effectively resolving their patients’ musculoskeletal injury.
What kind of injuries will I treat?
Because PreCare services focus on musculoskeletal injuries, you will see a variety of cases encompassing sprains and strains, neck and back injuries, and hand and upper-extremity injuries. Diagnoses typically involve fractures, nerve compression, and repetitive-motion injuries.
Will PreCare help me improve my physical therapy skills?
PreCare takes pride in offering top-rated continuing education programs and benefits for all part-time and full-time employees. Clinicians can select courses in physical therapy or ergonomics. PreCare also offers extensive internal training and certification opportunities. We conduct programs in four levels of certification, each with identifiable goals and objectives to enhance professional growth in developing:
- Skills and knowledge of functional return-to-work-based physical therapy
- Skills and knowledge to perform basic ergonomic services in office and material handling work environments
- Use of validated scales in ergonomic evaluations and job analyses
- Knowledge to quantify return on investment through cost-benefit analyses of ergonomic interventions
- Skills and knowledge of injury prevention services
Where can I work?
Where would you like to work? Because we conduct onsite physical therapy and injury prevention services in multiple locations throughout the United States, there’s a good chance we have a place for you wherever you want to work and live, both now and in the future.
What are my career options?
PreCare has established two distinct career paths for clinicians: clinical and management. Career tracks are determined by the individual clinician and supported by PreCare leadership.
- The Clinical Track designates therapist positions based on skills, experience and specialization. Clinical specialists are skilled therapists who have met standards for field specialist status, and who are approved by the PreCare clinical management team.
- The Management Track prepares employees for Regional Sales and Account Manager positions, as well as other management opportunities. PreCare encourages promotion from within our organization. Account managers are responsible for eight to twelve therapists within a region. They also are responsible for developing new business contracts with prospects in their assigned area.
We hope we’ve answered your most important questions, and welcome your inquiry about employment with PreCare. To apply for an open position, please submit your resume with a completed PreCare employment application via e-mail to email@example.com or fax (303) 708-1196. To apply online, click here.