While many of us “give” to others through volunteering efforts or by making monetary donations, our Allied Health Professionals choose to give on a daily basis through their rehabilitation work. Working as a Community-based Physiotherapist at rehabilitation facilities on behalf of Pacific Rehab is not a mere job, but rather, an opportunity to take our passion and use it to make a difference in the lives of our clients within the health community. As of 2019/2020, more than 50 restructured & community-based rehabilitation facilities providing a wide spectrum of rehabilitation programmes, have benefited from the diversity of the Allied Health Professional Services offered by Pacific Rehab & Therapy Pte Ltd. Our range of services spans across Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists to Speech and Language Therapist Services. Our integrated Allied Health Profession (AHP) manpower services support Restructured Hospitals, Community Hospitals, Dementia Daycares, Day Rehabilitation Centers, Maintenance Daycares, Senior Care Centers, and Nursing Homes.
In this article, we would like to introduce one of our Community-based Physiotherapists, Mr. Nashiruddin, who has dedicated his clinical offerings to a local community-based hospital in Singapore. Read on to find our more about his journey with us.
1. How Does Working as a Community-based Physiotherapist Fulfill You?
Being able to see my patients achieve functional independence after going through weeks of rehabilitation in one of our programmes, gives me the greatest satisfaction and makes me want to continue doing this work for as long as I can. This is an invaluable feeling that can never be exchanged for monetary compensation.
2. What Are the Most Important Attributes of Community-based Physiotherapists?
I find that empathy is a very important attribute that helps me build rapport and gain trust with my patients. When they are able to see, feel, and know that I care for them, they will believe in my rehabilitation programme, and in turn, this helps them recover at a better and faster rate.
3. What Motivates You Every Day?
Seeing my two daughter’s smile and hearing their laughter, motivates me to work smart and spend quality time with them after work. Being a locum therapist helps me achieve this, as I only have to focus on clinical-related work, which allows me to leave work on time most days.
4. How Do You Unwind After a Day at Work?
There are several activities that I participate in to help me unwind. This includes
a. Going for a jog with my daughters. I have a double stroller that I push on these jogs.
b. Bringing my daughters down to the playground.
c. Accompanying my daughters to the park where we cycle or play kick scooter.
d. Going out for dinner and spending the rest of the night together, either at home or walking around at the airport.
5. Do You Have Any Suggestions for Full-time Employed Therapists Who Are Considering Locum Positions in Pacific Rehab & Therapy?
Locum positions are fantastic for full-time employed therapists who desire the following.
a. Decent hourly rates with a flexible working schedule,
b. Longer contract terms (1-year),
c. No need to worry about finding new job assignments on contract expiration,
d. Guaranteed hourly increments on a yearly basis,
e. Good administrative and clinical support.
As a community-based locum physiotherapist, it is clear that by being able to focus only on the clinical-environment, Mr. Nashiruddin has been able to foster an excellent rapport with his patients, bringing them from ill-health to functional independence. In being able to do this (without getting burnt out by long hours and paperwork due to working through the agency), Mr. Nashiruddin has found purpose, meaning, and fulfillment, which has driven his passion to help those in his care for as long as he can.
If you are exploring to embark this journey with Pacific Rehab & Therapy, get in touch with us, today! Simply SCAN the QR code to drop us a text and we will get in touch with you!