Celebrating OT Month: Kim's Story

April 26th, 2013 1 Min read Celebrating OT Month: Kim's Story Blog
April is National OT Month, and we are celebrating the role of occupational therapists by spotlighting several OTs throughout the month. From a variety of backgrounds and experience, they all share the love of helping their patients live a better quality of life. Celebrating OT Month - Kim - Traveling Occupational Therapist "Be open to learn from every new experience," Kim says. "Make sure you are a team player at your assignment." This is the mindset that has helped Kim succeed in her career. Her favorite assignments have been those where the home care agency focuses on the team approach, which she believes is a great benefit to the patients. Kim first met representatives from CompHealth at the AOTA conference in 2010. When she finished her exams, she remembered the great rapport she had with the CompHealth reps and reached out to them. She often receives calls from other travel therapy companies but knows within five minutes that she will remain with CompHealth. Her feeling is, "If it's not broken, don't fix it." She appreciates that at CompHealth, consultants "provide assistance and mentoring from the first step to the last step of every new assignment." Kim spends half of the year traveling, meeting new people and exploring new cities, and the other half at home so she is close to family and friends. She enjoys the opportunity of meeting other therapists from different areas of the world and learning from colleagues. She recently completed an assignment in Maryland, where she was able to commute to Washington, D.C., and explore all of the attractions and historic sites. By taking on assignments that allow her to learn and grow, Kim believes she has become a better therapist. "I have to say, my experience with CompHealth has been a wonderful one," she expresses.