Physical Therapist (PCN 062557)

US Government, Family & Community Services

**THE RECRUITMENT PERIOD FOR THIS RECRUITMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED**
This position is open to Alaska Residents only.
  Please check our 
residency definition to determine if you qualify. 
The Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) is recruiting for a
Physical Therapist

 
What you will be doing:
The Physical Therapist is responsible to develop, plan, organize, assess/evaluate, document, and conduct a wide scope of Physical therapy interventions for individual patients and/or groups of patients (various ages including adolescents and forensic) in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting upon admission as well as assess potential needs after discharge The Physical Therapist will work directly with an interdisciplinary treatment team to provide physical therapy services.
 
Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Alaska Psychiatric Institute mission is to: Provide compassionate healthcare to support Alaskans in living their best possible lives.

The Alaska Psychiatric Institute vision is: An Alaska where everyone receives the care they need when they need it without judgement.

Our division values are: 

  • Safety
  • Education
  • Responsibility
  • Valuing Hope and Recovery
  • Integrity
  • Compassion-Fairness and Honesty
  • Excellence

If you are someone that embraces these values and want to assist in the mission of API, we encourage you to apply today.

The benefits of joining our team:
You would be a part of a thriving team who supports one another and treat each other with warmth and respect, honoring each person as unique. A team that values the diversity of experiences, beliefs, and perspectives.

This position provides meaningful work in supporting the mission of API and allow for skills/career advancement within Alaska Psychiatric Institute, the Department of Family and Community Services, and/or within other departments in State government.
 
The working environment you can expect:
The selected candidate will work in an environment that is fast paced, busy and challenging at times, but embraces collaboration through working closely with supervisors, managers, and personnel to assist in providing services to Alaska Psychiatric Institute.

This position is located at 3700 Piper Street in the U-MED district of east Anchorage which offers several maintained walking trails, parks and nearby lakes. This area is filled with several restaurants, shopping stores, and has easy access to public transportation.
 
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a candidate with the following competencies:

  • Skills and experience in organization and implementation of individual and group physical therapy modalities.
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience with the use of therapeutic techniques to increase motivation to participate in health and wellness activities.
  • Knowledge or experience in assessing patients’ functional capacity, physical dysfunction, and rehabilitative needs.  Skills to administer and score appropriate standardized assessments and share findings with a multidisciplinary Treatment Team.
  • Skills and experience to facilitate physical activity groups that emphasize overall wellbeing, and health management for adults or adolescents and successfully manage hostile or potentially unruly individuals.

BACKGROUND CHECK
The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a state and FBI fingerprint-based background check.
 

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
 

To view the general description and example of duties, please go to the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/Alaska/classspecs.
 

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