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Occupational Therapist - Home Health

Job ID: 51842
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Home Health in Ketchikan, Alaska is seeking an Occupational Therapist - Home Health for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. Hourly compensation is $41.59 – $62.40; hiring rate dependent on qualifications and professional experience.

**Relocation Assistance available**

Come experience Ketchikan, AK, a friendly, community-oriented island in scenic Southeast Alaska, just an hour and a half flight from Seattle!  Ketchikan Alaska is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, those who love the arts, or someone who just wants a quiet, slower-paced life. Enjoy our beautiful surroundings, abundant wildlife, and great opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating, and more. We have excellent schools and a strong local economy.This vibrant city at the southern tip of the Alaskan panhandle calls itself the Salmon Capital of the World. Wildlife abounds, from bald eagles and bears to orcas and humpback whales.

Apply your heart and spirit to your therapy career!

Learn More: https://peacehealth.culturehq.com/story/5792

JOB SUMMARY

Occupational Therapists participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients, determining plan-of-care and treatment goals appropriate to the age of the patient served.

Details of the position:

  1. Evaluates assigned patients, gathers data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation, and team members. Performs initial evaluation of patient/home and applies criteria to determine if patient is a safe candidate for home care/hospice occupational therapy services.
  2. Participates personally in the evaluation and treatment of patients, and establishes a treatment plan and goal for each patient.
  3. Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional gatherings as indicated by the manager.
  4. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. Acts as liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  5. Maintains appropriate clinical records.
  6. Recommends and develops new services and programs in collaboration with staff.
  7. May work with OT student affiliation programs

What you bring:

  • BA/BS, Masters, or doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college required.
  • One year experience as Occupational Therapist 
  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately.
  • Home Health experience preferred.
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) preferred
  • Licensed as an Occupational Therapist by  the Alaska State Board 
  • Current American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and display flexibility in a fast paced and changing work environment
  • Ability to assess patient’s condition and exercise independent judgment

KETCHIKAN - PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion up to 34-65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipate exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 66% of work time).
  • Provides patient care in an uncontrolled home environment; operates motor vehicle on urban and rural roadways up to 25% of each day.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

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