Massage Therapist

Kodiak Area Native Association

Job Description

Perform massage therapy techniques to control pain, reduce stress and promote relaxation in clinical setting.

Massage Therapist

Full Time / eligible for full fringe benefits

Located in Kodiak, Alaska

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provides routine massage therapy modalities and specialized services that fall within a Massage Therapists technical and educational scope of practice to patients.

Adheres to ethical boundaries and performs the professional roles designed to protect both the patient and practitioner, and safeguards the therapeutic value of the relationship.

Participates as an integral member of the health division in the provision of medical services by collaborating with other health professionals to provide the patient complete and comprehensive care; refers to complementary programs when available and appropriate.

Consults a supervising or designated physician when any unfamiliar, uncommon, or unstable conditions arise; uses sound judgment and refuses care if massage therapy is contraindicated to protect the patient and therapist.

Reviews with the patient the complete treatment history and suggest areas in which traditional healing practices and/or collaborative care are indicated. Focus will be holistic in nature with emphasis on prevention and health maintenance.

Follows established protocol for patient referrals within and outside the Alaska Tribal Health system.

Remains current in improvements in the field of practice and strives to incorporate those improvements into the program when appropriate, maintaining licensure and other credentials as required.

Actively participates in KANAs quality improvement activities.

Monitors and shares necessary information to facilitate risk prevention activities with management. Participates in peer review sessions with other providers.

Continually strives to improve patients experience and quality of care by focusing on key leverage points of access, continuity, team based care, clinical information systems, patient self-management, and community engagement.

Communicates effectively with patients, colleagues, subordinates, management, and other KANA staff.

Practices meaningful customer service skills addressing patient and staff needs courteously and promptly.

Correctly documents entries and maintains patient charts as outlined in the KANA Medical Clinic policies and procedures.

Accurately and promptly provides coding, billing or other financial information to KANA billing and finance department and follows up insurance pre-authorizations as required or when requested.

Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Education , Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must be 18 years of age. Graduate of an accredited post-secondary education school of massage therapy which requires the successful completion of at least 500 hours of supervised instruction, or holds current certification as a massage therapist from a national certification board or a national certification program. State of Alaska Massage Therapy license; CPR Certified. 2 years of relevant work experience preferred. Knowledge of contemporary health practices and associated procedures.

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Employment Type

Full time