Providence Health & Services Physical Therapist in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a dynamic and enthusiastic Physical Therapist to the Rehabilitation Department at the Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, AK.

Looking for adventure? Looking for world renowned skiing and snowboarding? Join our team while you live and work in the world’s most beautiful and stunning mountains on the shores of one of Alaska’s premier play grounds; the Prince William Sound. We have outdoor adventure literally at your doorstep. Miles of groomed skate and classic ski trails; heli skiing; motorized sports, ice climbing, kayaking, summer hiking on maintained trails or through tundra, and recreating and fishing on beautiful Prince William Sound. Valdez has not only a career opportunity, but is a lifestyle choice for those seeking a true Alaskan adventure!

We works closely as part of an interdisciplinary team to assure quality treatment and outcomes for the community we serve. Enjoy being part of a team that works and lives with purpose while receiving ongoing training on cutting edge skills and career growth opportunities that come with being part of one of the largest not for profit health systems in the United States.

In this position you will:

  • Provide accurate patient evaluation, develops appropriate treatment plans as ordered by physician or other referral source.

  • Develop and maintain public relations both internally with physicians, patients, and co-workers and externally with visitors, other health care agencies and community members to promote a positive image.

  • Coordinate patient treatments with other departments that impact the patient’s health care needs to ensure integration with other aspects of the patients’ total health care.

  • Act as a provider and consultant to other health care facilities and community health organizations to facilitate department services and understanding of Rehabilitation.

  • Maintain patient records to assure that the patient receives accurate therapy and to assure accurate therapy charges.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduation from a course of study approved by the Council of Medical Education

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy

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

  • Basic Life Support (AHA) required upon hire

  • Knowledge of currently accepted therapy theory and practice, and associated legal and ethical issues

  • Ability to adapt therapies to the unique needs of our patients

  • Ability to establish therapeutic relationships with patients

  • Ability to read, record and write therapy notes, reports, clinical notes, and communications to and from other team members

  • Solid communication, organization, and problem solving skills

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Previous experience is preferred

About the Medical Center you will serve:

Providence Valdez Medical Center is an 11 bed Critical Access Hospital co-located with a licensed 10 bed Long Term Care facility. Our team of physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, clinicians and support staff provide quality and compassionate inpatient and outpatient health care to patients and residents. Our state of the art facility, built in 2004, is able to provide a wide array services including acute, emergency, Labor and Delivery, Radiology, Ultrasound, CT Scan, DEXA scan, CLIA certified laboratory, Rehab services including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies.

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

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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-Valdez

Req ID: 163860