Posted on Sep 2, 2021 by Kenaitze Indian Tribe
Revision Date: 06/14/2018
Employment Status: Full Time
Division: Health Systems
FLSA Status: Exempt-Professional
Reports to: Primary Care Director
Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638
The Physical Therapist is responsible to provide physical therapy assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, staff consultation, and group visit participation. Assist customers (un'ina) who have injury, illness, or de-conditioned state to improve their movement, manage their pain, and contribute to their overall wellness employing a variety of treatment modalities. Provide direction of the Physical Therapy Assistant in implementing physical therapy treatment plans, and collaborates with Fitness staff with the goal of preventing un'ina's loss of mobility by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs to encourage healthier choices and more active lifestyles.
Provide quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results, and determining physical therapy treatment plans in collaboration with the integrated care team
Assist un'ina to accomplish treatment plan by prescribing and supervising therapeutic treatment modalities, providing instruction, and adjusting plan at various stages to achieve maximum benefit Obtain un'ina informed consent to proposed interventions including risks, benefits, and any reasonable alternatives.
Advise Fitness personnel regarding individual treatment plans and maintain collaborative communication
Develop and conduct in-service training programs for wellness and integrated care team staff
Provide un'ina with information or resources as requested, and facilitate warm transfer/referral to appropriate care team member
Effectively utilize electronic health record to document physical therapy and wellness services
Provide un'ina-centered action planning utilizing motivational interviewing principles
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
Participate in care team training and learning activities
Provide input into fitness and wellness oriented program planning, implementation, educational support resources, and evaluation with an emphasis on best practice guidelines and wellness promotion
Maintain a personal level of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness appropriate to serve as a role model
It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list. The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department, and/or Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.
Medium work - exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Stand or Sit (Stationary Position)
Walk (Move, Traverse)
Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)
Climb (stairs/ladders or balance (ascend/Descend, Work atop, Traverse)
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (Position self (to), Move)
Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange Information)
See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)
Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)
Pushing or Pulling
Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions:
Category I - Duties performance routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue
Equipment and Tools:
Physical therapy, gym, and exercise equipment, Computer, scanner fax, copier, and other office equipment
Drive KIT or Personal Vehicle: Posses a valid driver's license
Comments: Travel may be required for training
Masters of Physical Therapy Degree Experience
Minimum of two (2) years' experience in physical therapy evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment Experience with computerized management information systems Knowledge of HIPPA and 42 CFR, Part 2 regulations Able to provide courteous collaboratively and culturally-honoring service to all un'ina, staff and visitors, and must be a team player
Licensed as a Physical Therapist in Alaska or obtain within three (3) months of hire CPR and AED certification Must have a State of Alaska Driver's license and remain insurable under Kenaitze Indian Tribe's policy
Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to organize, establish priorities, follow-up on details, and meet deadlines Excellent interpersonal communications, public speaking and presentation skills Conducts business in a service-oriented manner that is attentive, pleasant, respectful, and kind when dealing with un'ina, visitors, co-workers, and others.
Knowledge and experience working with cultural diversities.
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