Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist in Kodiak, Alaska

Description:

Providence is calling a Physical Therapist to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center in Kodiak, Alaska.

Are you interested in working in a unique and beautiful rural location? Do you will have a passion for rural medicine, will value collaboration with multi-specialty groups within one hospital? This is an opportunity to challenge yourself in a rewarding leadership role. Competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and relocation bonus are available. Join the leadership team at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, and enjoy the many benefits of working within a supportive and close-knit community. Experience all that the beautiful and scenic state of Alaska has to offer from the welcoming community of Kodiak!

As the only hospital on Kodiak Island, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is the sole provider of acute and emergency care. Accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Level IV trauma center by the State of Alaska, this 25-bed Critical Access Hospital plays an indispensable role in the lives of nearly 14,000 residents in the city of Kodiak, the Coast Guard base and neighboring villages. The hospital receives high marks from patients, physicians and caregivers alike.

Alaska offers financial, cultural and recreational opportunities beyond compare. Alaska has no state income tax! Kodiak is famous for its fishing, huge Kodiak brown bears and lush mountains. But Kodiak Islanders also pride themselves on lesser known features: excellent public and private schools, organized youth sports, several churches, museums, and dozens of community events. The island’s tight-knit population of 14,000 residents is surprisingly diverse, with significant groups of Alaska Natives, Asians, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders. And nature is never far away in Kodiak; within minutes of the hospital you can be beachcombing, jogging through a magnificent forest, or fighting a feisty salmon on a pristine stream.

In this position you will:

  • Evaluate patient/residents physical, social, emotional, and cognitive skills as related to his/her prognosis and plan and implement treatment in concert with physician’s orders and in accordance with professional standards.

  • Provide direction and guidance to other caregivers to assist them in following through on the therapeutic plan of care.

  • Provide physical therapy services in Inpatient, Outpatient, Care Center, and Home Health settings.

  • Document all aspects of care and outcomes in a manner that is clear to others and that meets service standards.

  • Plan for patient/resident discharge with attention given to home programs, equipment arrangement, and patient/resident family education.

  • Provide patient/resident family education in a variety of physical settings and develop community educational or screening programs as needed.

  • Assist in promotion of the department through community awareness outreach projects.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy

  • Current license to practice Physical Therapy in the State of Alaska

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire

  • Current Alaska driver’s license with clean driving record and proof of vehicle insurance

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s or PhD

  • 1 year of experience in physical therapy

About Kodiak Island Medical Center

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center (PKIMC) provides comprehensive health care to residents and visitors of Kodiak Island.

This critical access hospital features 25 acute care beds, including four birthing suites, two psychiatric care beds and two ICU beds. In addition, the Care Center, PKIMC’s extended care facility, has 19 long-term care beds.

PKIMC provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency department, surgery, laboratory services, maternity, general medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, specialty clinics, diagnostic imaging services and pharmacy.

It is staffed by a mix of primary care physicians, surgeons and specialists who provide family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics, radiology and general practice.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

http://www.providenceiscalling.jobs/rewards-benefits/

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Physical Therapy

Location: Alaska-Kodiak

Req ID: 184459