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Howard Gerber

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school physical therapistIf you are transitioning from a clinic or hospital-based physical therapist job to a school-based PT job, you may have an idea about how these physical therapy settings are different. After all, you know you will be working with children and teens in an educational environment as opposed to a clinical setting. Although the foundations of your responsibilities as a physical therapist are similar, there are also many differences to be aware of. Consider some of the following questions and answers regarding the differences between clinically-based and school-based PT work. [continue reading…]

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OT for cerebral palseyAs an occupational therapist in a school setting, you probably work with children with all types of challenges, such as autism, learning disabilities, and muscular dystrophy. It’s also common for school-based OTs to treat students with cerebral palsy. When working with children with CP, it’s important to keep several things in mind.
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If you’re an occupational therapist, speech therapist, or physical therapist trying to move into school-based therapy, there are several things to consider. Although experience as a therapist in a hospital, nursing home, or rehab setting is helpful, working in a school setting is different. But with the right game plan and advanced planning, you can transition into school-based therapy. Consider some of the following suggestions: [continue reading…]

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School Nurse Job Interview Questions, Answers & Tips

by Howard Gerber on May 10, 2020

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nursing interview tipsWorking as a school nurse can be a great career move. You’ll have the chance to work with young people and their families in a setting outside of a hospital. School nurses don’t only provide routine care for minor ailments; they also respond to medical emergencies, such as accidents, asthma attacks, and life-threatening allergies. School nurses also provide health education.

Before you can make a difference as a school nurse, you have to get the job. A big part of landing the job is nailing your interview. Regardless of how much nursing experience you have, interviews can be stressful. But going into an interview prepared and confident will help your strengths and qualifications shine through. Consider some of the following suggestions: [continue reading…]

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Stress Management For Nurses

by Howard Gerber on March 19, 2020

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Nursing is a rewarding profession, but it can also be a stressful one. There are several factors that contribute to stress in the nursing profession, such as long shifts, maintaining a work-life balance and being called to help with unexpected medical emergencies. Each of these unique facets of a nurse’s job has the potential to contribute towards stress and nurse burnout.

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School Based Occupational Therapy Interview Questions

by Howard Gerber on February 11, 2020

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school physical therapy interviewYou want to work as a school-based occupational therapist and work with students? Working with children as a school occupational therapist has many rewards. You’ll have the chance to help children overcome their challenges and reach their potential.

Working as a school OT is a desirable job for many therapists for several reasons. School-based occupational therapists usually do not work evenings, weekends, or holidays, which can be a nice change of pace from other settings. Also, school-based occupational therapists often have the chance to work with students over several months, which allows you to see the difference you’re making. But before you can develop any treatment plans, you need to land the job. The demand for school-based occupational therapists may vary based on what part of the country you live.
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school physical therapist perksWorking as a physical therapist is a great career choice. Physical therapists help people improve movement, balance and strength. Knowing this makes working as a therapist in any setting fulfilling. If you’ve ever considered working as a school-based physical therapist, it can offer even more rewards. [continue reading…]

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