Jayne is celebrating 20 years with Trinity this year. Knowing she wanted a career in health care, Jayne felt physical therapy would offer the opportunity to be highly interactive with patients while developing relationships with patients as a result of treatments extending over a period of time.
Moving to Fort Dodge after completing her Masters in Physical Therapy was an easy decision for Jayne, “My husband and I are from this area which had a strong influence on our decision to move here 20 years ago. We felt Fort Dodge offered the kind of environment in which we wanted to raise our children in. We enjoy the small town feel that allows our family to make connections with other families.”
Trinity Rehabilitation Services at the Highland Park Center has given Jayne the opportunity to build many relationships over the years, both with her patients as well as professionally. “I enjoy working with patients of all ages from pediatric to elderly, as well as patients with diverse injuries, illnesses, or diagnoses,” shares Jane. “It’s rewarding to help patients who work so hard to achieve their therapy goals and to share in the experience of seeing patients accomplish a skill that had been limited and to help them regain their independence once again. I believe it’s these connections and relationships which develop throughout the course of therapy, which provides a foundation for the patient to be successful.”
Jayne attributes the success of her patients to the commitment her peers have to providing quality therapy in a caring way, stating, “The Highland Park Center has a family atmosphere as our team really enjoys working with one another which allows for a fun work environment. I believe our patients can sense this when they come into our clinic and that we are pleased that they are here and ready to be a part of their success. We also believe that by including our patients in their therapy planning and goal setting, their therapy is more meaningful to them.”
While health care has changed and evolved greatly over the past 20 years since Jayne began helping patients regain mobility, Jayne acknowledges, “It has been challenging as well as rewarding to advance my career during this time. I feel the staff I work with has had a great effect on my development as a therapist, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the dedicated team from Trinity Rehabilitation Services.”
Jayne also shares about her career, “Probably one of the most rewarding parts of my work is when I run into one of my patients out in the community and I get to see them enjoying life: they approach me as a friend. I think that is one of the best parts of living in Fort Dodge, it’s big enough to have a very rewarding career, yet small enough to develop great friendships.”
Are you a Physical or Occupational Therapist? UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge is looking for full-time Physical and Occupational therapists to join our team. If you are passionate about providing quality care in a team oriented setting, we would love to hear from you! To learn more go to UnityPoint.org/job-opportunities.