Would you like to live and work for a few weeks in an All-American City? If you’re an occupational therapist, check out this position as an OT in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Located 130 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina’s coastal plains, Rocky Mount got its start in 1816 when a post office was opened at the Falls of the Tar River. The name Rocky Mount comes from the rocky mound at the Tar River’s falls nearby.
The railroad came to the area in 1845 and Rocky Mount soon became what is known as a “point of departure” on the railroad soon after.
The town incorporated in 1867 and became a hub in the tobacco industry in the 1880s.
As you explore your new home during your assignment, be sure to visit the Rocky Mount Mills Village. These homes, built between 1885 and 1940 to accommodate workers for the nearby mill, are all recognized by the National Register of the Roc Historic Places. Many of the 62 surviving homes still enjoy their original windows, hardware and doors.
On your off hours you’ll want to visit Sunset Park, which offers a lot of things to do. Enjoy the miniature trains, the historic carousel, play tennis, softball or basketball, or bring a picnic lunch or dinner.
You’ll find several malls in the area, as well as a lively antiques scene – don’t miss the Stockyard Flea Market (Fridays only) and the 301 Craft & Flea Mall.
Work in Rocky Mount April through October and you’ll want to check out the local farmer’s market on Saturdays. The market offers farm-fresh fruit and produce, homemade pickles and jams, fresh flowers and locally grown fish and meats.
The city offers a terrific program of recreational activities via the Parks and Recreation Department’s Outoor Recreation Division. Learn how to canoe/kayak, participate in a ropes course, and other outdoor programs.
Speaking of the outdoors, you can drive to the coast in less than hour. Virginia Beach is about three hours by car; Myrtle Beach is four hours.
Another “must do” is a walk along the Tar River Trail. This 3.5-mile walk crosses the Tar River via one of the longest wooden suspension bridges in North Carolina.
If you’re interested in this top job/location, contact a recruiter at MedPro Healthcare Staffing. In fact, if you’re an OT, PT, speech therapist or nurse, we have many great traveling assignments at facilities all over the country. Contact us today!