Thursday, October 8, 2009

My New Job!

I just got hired at the new Aspen Ridge transitional rehabilitation facility in Orem as one of thier occupational therapists. It is a 24 bed facility meant for people who are transitioning from the hospital home and just need a few weeks to a month of rehabilitation. I am excited because it is super nice, and the patient's will be higher level, and won't be so hard to transfer in and out of wheelchairs. They will all make good progress and be able to go home. I will see mostly ortho patients who have had hip or knee replacements, pelvic fractures, arm and shoulder fractures, hip fractures, etc. I will get to work with an OT I did my clinicals with who is super amazing andso much fun. I start on the 20th of October. I am so excited! Here are some pictures of the place I will be working:)

The Rehab Gym! Isn't it nice:)

This is what the patient's rooms will look like. They are all private rooms with their own bathroom and shower. If this doesn't attract good clientele, I don't know what will.

This is much nicer than the dinning room my patients eat in at the skilled nursing facility I am currently at. It is set up to have a more restaurant feel. The patient's get to choose from a menu and everything.

Pretty nice ehhh! It is way more elegant than your typical skilled nursing facility. It will be such a great place to work. I know my patients will be getting first rate care, because they have hired an amazing staff. I am also excited because I also will get to do a little bit of home health on the side and follow a few of my patients home. It is nice because each visit (which is usually only a half hour to hour) pays double my hourly wage in the clinic. So it will help me pay off my loans quicker and save for a rainy day. So that is my new job. Pretty exciting eehhhh

My new job means we are moving to Lehi so we will be halfway between mine and Erik's work. We are moving in to a new 3 bed 2 bath ground floor condo that is so nice! I will post some pictures as soon as we get moved in, and blog about the move. So anyway that is my new job.


Trish the dish said...

That is fun! Little changes are so fun to look back on in marriage, I think. We just bought some more baby furniture along with our new couch and feel like "its really happening!"
Since working for the census, I have learned a little bit more about nursing facilities. I had to canvas this place that was an Air force village and had a zillion units. Apparently I was supposed to ask the lady about every single unit, whether it was assisted or independent living. But I thought it would take a super long time and plus half the places were being torn down. It was really confusing, but a nice place. Anyway, so that is how I can relate to your work. :)

Adele said...

Looks gorgeous, hon! Hope you're enjoying it. I guess you've been there for a couple of days now.

Kristen and Erik Cambridge said...

loving the new job! It is such a cushy job! I am very spoiled.