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Occupational Therapist - Acute Therapy

Job ID: 9351
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.90
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

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.​

Come experience Ketchikan, AK, a friendly, community-oriented island in scenic Southeast Alaska, just an hour and a half flight from Seattle!

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center is seeing a Physical Therapist to join our relationship centered Therapy team. We provide a full complement of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy & Speech including Acute Inpatient Rehab, Transitional Care Unit, Home Health and Outpatient Rehab.

As a Physical Therapist, you will treat a variety of diagnosis while partnering with other members of the acute medical care team including physicians, nurses, social workers, the diabetes educator and registered dietician to provide the Therapy plan of care. Our therapists provide hour long evaluations, one to one patient care and determine treatment time as needed.

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!

PeaceHealth proudly offers:

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Robust benefits package
  • Relocation assistance

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for the evaluation of patients, determining plan of care and goals of treatment, participating in treatment of patients participating in treatment of patients within the scope of Occupational Therapy. Provides oversight to therapy assistants and students in following the plan-of-care and treatment of patients appropriate to the age of the patient served; provides supervision to therapy aides and volunteers. Works collaboratively as a part of a patient care team toward the best outcomes for patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Evaluates assigned patients and establishes a treatment plan and goals, using data from a variety of sources, such as patient records, interviews, observation and team members.
  • Completes patient treatment according to plan of care and modifies plan to meet patient needs, and updates plan as appropriate.
  • Completes documentation accurately, timely, according to regulatory and state licensure requirements, and within professional standards.
  • Collaborates with other healthcare professionals as necessary to ensure smooth continuous care of the patients. May act as a liaison with nursing, medical and other therapy staffs to facilitate problem solving and coordination of other services and act as an educational resource.
  • Mentors and provides oversight to new caregivers, occupational therapy assistants, and therapy aides. Provides clinical instruction and training to students.
  • Recommends and participates in development of new services and programs, quality improvement and monitoring activities.
  • Participates in staff meetings, patient care meetings, educational in-services, caregiver orientation and other professional activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors’, Masters’ or Doctorate degree from an Occupational Therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education required.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Specific experience in setting as described by the position posting

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current state license as an Occupational Therapist required.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.

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 patients’ conditions and exercise independent judgment

KMC PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires active physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 80 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.Reasonably anticipated 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.

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.  

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