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Seeking Full-Time Physical Therapist in Kodiak, AK

The Kodiak Area Native Association (KANA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation providing health care and social services for the Alaska Natives and our communities throughout the Kodiak Island. We have been providing resources for improved health and wellbeing for generations since 1966. We believe that healthy individuals live in healthy communities, and have prioritized offering resources accordingly to elevate the quality of life of those we serve.

KANA’s Physical Therapist provides physical therapy evaluation, testing, assessment, documentation, and appropriate treatment of patients with primarily orthopedic/musculoskeletal complaints or problems. Plan and administer medically prescribed physical therapy to restore patient’s function, alleviate pain, and prevent disabilities. Communicate with patients in remote villages via video teleconferencing (VTC) to evaluate and treat as appropriate. Anticipated start date is April/May 2021.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embrace KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporate KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.
  • Uphold KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.
  • Participate in the development and management of KANA’s Physical Therapy program, with a focus on continued quality improvement and patient access.
  • Administer appropriate physical therapy treatment in an outpatient setting, consistent with the highest recognized quality standards and within the physical therapy scope of practice.
  • Meet the patient’s goals and needs and provide quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
  • Support the patient to accomplish treatment plan and accept therapeutic devices by administering manual exercises and instructing, encouraging, and assisting patient in performing physical activities.
  • Evaluate effects of physical therapy treatment and fit of prosthetic and orthotic devices by observing, noting, and evaluating patient’s progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.
  • Assure continuation of therapeutic plan by designing home exercise programs; instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment.
  • Participate as an integral member of the health division in the provision of healthcare services by collaborating with other health professionals to provide the patient complete and comprehensive care.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, colleagues, management, and other KANA staff. Practice meaningful customer service skills addressing patient and staff needs courteously and promptly. Promote and maintain professional staff relationships.
  • Represent KANA in a positive and respectful manner assisting in the promotion and maintenance of good public relations among staff, community groups, and professional organizations.
  • Accurately document patient care services by charting in patient electronic health records. Promptly provide coding, billing, or other financial information to KANA billing and finance staff.
  • Maintain patient confidence and follow all policies and procedures related to the HIPAA privacy law and patient confidentiality.
  • Travel by small aircraft to provide itinerant services to the resident population within the Kodiak Island villages.
  • Participate in all OSHA, HIPAA, and other regulatory compliance training as directed or required.
  • Participate in community events to address health/wellness/prevention topics in collaboration with other KANA programs and/or Kodiak community partners as requested.
  • Provide staff in-servicing or training related to physical therapy topics as requested.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Comply with national and state physical therapy practice standards by staying informed of existing and new legislation and advising management on needed actions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Physical Therapist will be responsible for the supervision of one physical therapist assistant (PTA), complying with the current Alaska Board of Physical Therapy Statues and Regulations.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of a school of physical therapy approved by the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association, or the American Physical Therapy Association. Experience as a Physical Therapy Supervisor/ Director of Rehabilitation and Women’s/ Pelvic Health preferred. Current Alaska Physical Therapist licensure and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Ability to travel to remote communities by small plane. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Must have the computer skills needed to access and document in computerized medical records.

Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, 401K Plan with 7% contribution, Continuing Education.

KANA is an Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) employer exercising Native preference in accordance with P.L. 93.638.

To Apply: Visit http://kodiakhealthcare.org/careers/ or email your CV to careers@kodiakhealthcare.org.