Physical Therapist - #19543540

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Date: Apr 6, 2021
City: Kenai, AK
Contract type: Full time
Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Job Title: Physical Therapist Revision Date: 06/14/2018


Program: Wellness Employment Status: Full Time

Division: Health Systems FLSA Status: Exempt-Professional

Reports to: Primary Care Director Schedule: Exempt

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

Working Conditions:

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.

Physical Requirements:

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

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions:


OSHA Categories:

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


  • 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

Special Skills

  • 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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