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Physical Therapist - Home Health

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Job ID: 5178
Location: Craig, AK
Work Type: Per Diem - Relief
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 0.00
Benefit Eligibility: Select benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth Prince of Wales Clinic in Craig, Alaska is seeking a Physical Therapist - Home Health for a Per Diem/Relief, Day position. Hourly compensation is  $45.76-$68.63 ; hiring rate dependent on qualifications, professional experience, and/or work location

Accessible by air or sea and located on the third largest island in the U.S., sits Craig, Alaska. The community is in Southeast Alaska, approximately 750 miles north of Seattle, and a thirty-minute floatplane ride or three-hour ferry ride from Ketchikan, Alaska. In the heart of the Tongass National Forest, a temperate rainforest with innumerable recreational opportunities. Craig is family-oriented: the schools are excellent and include public, alternative, and correspondence options. An often-unexpected treasure is the vibrant arts community. Timber, commercial fishing, and fish processing are the major industries and like much of Southeast Alaska, tourism is quickly becoming a vital part of the economy including charter fishing, shrimping and crabbing, hunting wildlife viewing and photography, hiking, and Native Alaskan cultural education.

With a total population of approximately 3,000, the busy outpatient clinic serves the immediate community and others located on Prince of Wales Island.

JOB SUMMARY

Establishes and implements physical therapy plans of care in collaboration with Physician. Administers therapy treatments to patients with physical disabilities resulting from injury, disease or surgery. Uses techniques such as heat, electricity, water, muscle manipulation, massage and exercise. Responsible for the evaluation of patients and following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served.

Details of the position:

  1. Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, and observation and team members.
  2. Provides individualized therapy treatment in accordance with plan of care.
  3. Makes recommendations for relative content and scope of therapy services and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
  4. Recommends and develops new therapy services and programs in collaboration with staff.
  5. Shares expertise with other health care professionals. Collaborates with other healthcare professionals to ensure smooth, continuous care of patients. Acts as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staff to facilitate problem solving, coordination of services and acts as an educational resource.

What you bring:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Physical Therapy or closely related field (foreign equivalent accepted).
  • General knowledge of field and ability to utilize library resource appropriately
  • Previous experience as a Physical Therapist is preferred.
  • Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting
  • Current Physical Therapist license from the state of Alaska Physical Therapy Licensing Board
  • Current 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 to implement life-sustaining action

ALASKA PHYSICAL COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion 34% to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing over 80 lbs.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and 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.

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

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers. The benefits included in positions less than 0.5 FTE are 403b retirement plan for caregiver contributions; wellness benefits, discount program, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

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.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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