TDY Occupational Therapist

ID: 9715
Location: Bethel
State:
Department: Family Infant Toddler Program
Employment Duration: Temporary
Temporary Status: Direct TDY
Hours p/Week:

Description

With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you’ll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You’ll grow your skills and expertise in a challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.

Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging. 

Position Summary:

Provides full-time, quality outpatient and inpatient occupational therapy care. May include some work at our local Long Term Care facility. Treats all patient age ranges and diagnoses within the State of Alaska’s occupational therapy scope of practice. Includes home visits, village travel, and frequent collaboration with medical providers and requires strong didactic skills due to Alaska’s Direct Access privilege for occupational therapy. Incorporates evidenced-based medicine into patient plans of care. Exemplifies professional conduct, patient care ethics and respect for cultural diversity when rendering patient care. Modifies patient care plans appropriately, using age-specific and patient-specific considerations. Supports the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation’s mission statement…”Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health.”

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in Occupational Therapy
  • Minimum Experience: No minimum clinical experience required but is preferred. 
  • Licensing/Certification: Must be licensed in good standing in Alaska as an OT or have a good-standing license of Occupational Therapy in another state and awaiting licensure in Alaska. Must also hold a current certification by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Current BLS.
  • Equipment/Tools: Office equipment (i.e. computer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine)
    • Hospital based: Standard Occupational Therapy Department environment includes hi-lo table, therapeutic exercise equipment, ultrasound and electric stimulation modalities, ADL training room (includes bathroom and kitchen).
    • Village-based: Usually a treatment table is provided. Therapist brings out what is needed for patient care (theraband, exercise programs, etc.).
  • Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret occupational therapy periodicals and medical literature.
    • Ability to compose patient care documentation and medical correspondence.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with medical staff, peers and administrative personnel.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with members of a different culture who may or may not speak English.
  • ​Supervisory Responsibilities:  Periodic self-assessment

Benefits Include:

  • Retirement plans
  • Employee Wellness Center

YKHC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.

Preference is given to Alaska Native/American Indian applicants who meet minimum requirements according to the provisions of P.L. 93-638.

Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health
www.ykhc.org

For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: ykhc_recruitment@ykhc.org or 1-800-478-8905

 

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