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Occupational Therapist - Relocate to Nome, Alaska!

Norton Sound Health Corporation • Relocate to Nome, AK

Posted 15 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - At least 3 year(s)
Competitive Compensation and Benefits!
Healthcare - Health Services
Professional Services, Health Care

Job Description

Occupational Therapist - Relocate to Nome, Alaska!



Norton Sound Health Corporation is recruiting for an Occupational Therapist to join our team! Work in our state-of-the-art facility in the uniquely rustic village setting of Nome, Alaska. Our facility was named among the 20 most beautiful hospitals in the nation!


We offer competitive salaries, work-life balance schedules, generous compensation packages, loan repayment program eligibility and a generous Hiring Bonus if eligible.


Job Description - Occupational Therapist:

Assess the needs of referred patients who have limited abilities established; develop and/or maintain the ability to complete daily functions and tasks concentrating on physical, mental, social and emotional sources of disabilities to improve quality of life. Will be responsible for occupational therapy services for Acute Care, long term care and Primary Care Clinic (outpatient) referrals. Will also be responsible for the direction, development, implementation, supervision, and ongoing evaluation of the activities program in our long term care facility, in our Acute Care swing bed program.

Uphold the organization’s vision, mission, and corporate values.  Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with organization’s policies, procedures, code of conduct and work rules.

Essential Functions - Occupational Therapist:

  • Provide therapy services defined in treatment plans to maintain daily living and work skills 

  • Provide direction, development, implementation, supervision, and ongoing evaluation of the activities program in the long term care facility and swing bed program

  • Direct the contribution to the comprehensive care plan goals and approaches that are individualized to match the skills, abilities and interests/preferences of each resident/patient including scheduling of activities, both individual and groups, implementing and/or delegating the implementation of the programs, monitoring the response and/or reviewing the response to the program of the resident/patient and making revisions as necessary

  • Assist patients to improve decision-making, perceptual skills, sequencing, coordination, etc.

  • Recommend restorative or safety adaptations, provide patient education and guidance to family members

  • Cooperate with physicians, case managers, and other professionals in planning and conducting therapy leading the health restoration of the patient

  • Evaluate patient progress, report and document

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Job Requirements

Required Knowledge - Occupational Therapist:

All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software.

Job-specific knowledge:

  • Knowledge of regulatory and practice standards of occupational therapy

  • Knowledge of assistive technology

Required Skills and Abilities - Occupational Therapist:

All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork.  All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills.  All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance.  In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly.  Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality. 

Job-specific skills and abilities:

  • Skill at working effectively with occupational therapy programs

  • Skill at integrating therapy goals

  • Above average interpersonal and communication skills

Job Requirements

Occupational Therapist - Relocate to Nome, Alaska!



Minimum Requirements – Occupational Therapist:


Bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy with at least 3 years of experience is required.
Must obtain an Alaska Occupational Therapy License and Basic Life Support certification.



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