Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

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Occupational Therapist - Full Time - Physical Therapy

at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Status: Full-Time/Regular
Job Reference #: 227434

Job Description

Tracking Code
20182900
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction assesses, treats and evaluates patients who require occupational therapy services in collaboration with physicians, other healthcare providers, and patient/family. Increases a patient’s quality of life through participation in ADL and IADL through therapeutic activities, exercise, ADL training, neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy, cognitive training, orthotic fabrication, sensory integration and additional customized treatment programs.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES
Provides evaluation, assessment, and treatment of occupational therapy patients in an accurate and timely manner. Documents evaluation outcomes, findings and treatments. Maintains statistical information of referrals and treatments.

Orders, evaluates and provides durable medical equipment/devices based on needs of patient. Contributes to patient discharge planning with multidisciplinary team. Participates in care conferences, rounds and various committees. Educates staff on occupational therapy issues. Represents the organization at community and professional events.

Supervises, trains and delegates activities of support staff, interns and volunteers. Develops staff skills and training plans. Provides patient, family and community education. Acts as clinical instructor for student occupational therapists; provides educational opportunities for volunteers to observe; and promotes the field of occupational therapy.

Collaborates with other hospital departments and outside community resources to increase patient success in day-to-day functioning.

Adheres to the regulatory and practice standards of occupational therapy.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
Knowledge of the regulations and practice standards of occupational therapy.
Knowledge of direct patient care for occupational therapy patients.
Knowledge of equipment and instruments used in daily activities.
Skill in assessing, treating and evaluating occupational therapy patients.
Skill in using applicable equipment and instruments.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Skill in critical thinking in the performance of occupational therapy.
Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with others.

Required Experience

MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited college program.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory – None.

MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Must possess a current State of Alaska Occupational Therapy License OR a current Occupational Therapy License in another state and must obtain an Alaska Occupational Therapy License within 6 months of hire.
Must possess current Basic Life Support certification.

PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
N/A

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
N/A

PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
N/A

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Must be able to lift approximately 20 pounds.
ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present.
May be required to work outside the traditional work schedule.
May be called out to work off-shift in emergency situations.
May be exposed to hazardous materials, sharp objects and infectious diseases.

Job Location
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular