Physical Therapist - Arctic Slope Native Association at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Utqiagvik, AK 99723

Brief Summary:

Restores patient's function, alleviates pain, and prevents disabilities by planning and administering medically prescribed physical therapy.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Meets the patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining physical therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians or by prescription.
  • Helps patient recover independence after injury or surgery. Gives patients tools to manage pain, increase range of motion, be independent in activities of daily living, return to work and social activities. Measure, fit and issue assistive devices and orthotics as appropriate.
  • Administers physical therapy treatments via manual therapy, modalities, therapeutic exercise / activity, patient / caregiver education, home exercise program and other methods as appropriate.
  • Completes documentation in accordance with Medicare guidelines.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Maintains HIPPA compliance.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Required Skills

  • Requisite knowledge of professional physical therapy principles, practices and procedures as they apply to all age groups with the ability to provide advice and guidance to staff members.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations and Joint Commission standards applicable to all services provided within the department.
  • Effective management skills, interpersonal skills, analytical skills, organizational skills; Express excellent judgment, discretion, and decision-making.

Required Experience
  • B.S., M.S. or DPT in Physical Therapy
  • One year of outpatient orthopedic and swing-bed experience preferred.