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Massage Therapist

Posted: 01/09/2022

KANA's Massage Therapist consults with patients to obtain basic medical history, assesses their condition, and suggests appropriate massage techniques based on their current health. Performs massage therapy techniques to control pain, reduce stress and promote relaxation in clinical setting.  Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within scope of practice. Participates in Wellness Center and Community Health Department programs and activities as requested. Full-time or part-time scheduling options available.

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

  • Supports the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embraces KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporates KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.
  • Upholds KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.
  • Provides routine massage therapy modalities and specialized services to patients that fall within a Massage Therapist’s technical, educational and State of Alaska scope of practice for licensed massage therapists.
  • 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 judgement 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 KANA’s quality improvement activities.  Participates in quarterly hands-on peer review sessions and actively provides and responds to feedback to improve patient quality of care.
  • Monitors and shares necessary information to facilitate risk prevention activities with management.
  • Continually strives to improve patients’ experience and quality of care by focusing on improving access to services, continuity of care, integrative and patient-centered care,, timely and accurate documentation, and patient education.
  • Represents KANA in a positive and respectful manner assisting in the promotion and maintenance of good public relations among staff, community groups, and professional organizations.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, colleagues, subordinates, management, and other KANA staff.
  • Practices meaningful customer service skills addressing patient and staff needs courteously and promptly.
  • Promotes and maintains professional staff relationships.
  • Correctly documents entries and maintains patient charts as outlined in the KANA Medical Clinic policies and procedures.
  • Attends all OSHA, HIPAA, and other regulatory compliance training as directed or required.
  • 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.
?Job Requirements:
Must be 18 years of age. Diploma or certificate of graduation from an accredited post-secondary education massage therapy training program requiring the successful completion of at least 500 hours of supervised instruction; 2 years of relevant work experience preferred.  National certification from a national massage therapy certification board or a national certification program. Current license to practice massage therapy in the State of Alaska and a current CPR/BLS certification. Ability to travel to remote communities by small plane.