Many of our psychologists have come to work for us from private practice. They enjoy the flexibility of making their own hours and the support they receive from our helpful staff. Here’s Nancy’s story.
I have been working with PCI for over ten years. What started as a one-day per week position is now my full-time work. I had been in private practice for over 25 years and generally loved my work, but found the paperwork and insurance requisites to be ever more laborious.
There are a number of practical reasons for working with PCI that are appealing to me. The staff are prompt in dealing with any issues I might have, and have been helpful and respectful to me. I love being my own boss. I work the days I want and am free to take vacation when I want and this position affords me the opportunity to have this time available to be with my family.
"I love being my own boss. This position affords me the opportunity to be with my family."
Because I have been in my two nursing homes for many years, I know the staff and have an excellent collaborative relationship with them. I enjoy working with the aides, nurses, rehab staff, the medical director and other personnel. We are all part of the team. Their input helps to broaden my perspective. Because we work in the same facility, we have the ability to communicate on a frequent and easy basis regarding the expectations and progress occurring for the resident. No need to set up a time to discuss a patient—we see each other regularly throughout the day.
"It makes me feel good knowing that what I do makes a difference in someone’s life."
I was surprised to learn how much I really enjoyed this work. I love working with the elderly. Each day is different and brings new situations for me to think through. It makes me feel good knowing that what I give makes a difference in someone's life. It's a challenge to work with people who are skeptical about what you do and how you might be helpful. There isn't a day that goes by where I don't receive a warm welcome, words of appreciation and reciprocal concern from many of the residents.