Salary: $90,820.32 - $119,111.04 Annually
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITY
FIRST DAY OF FILING:
APRIL 30, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
RESTRICTED TO PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE REFERENCED DEPARTMENT WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD, UNCLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE ATTAINED PERMANENT COUNTY STATUS ON A CLASSIFIED POSITION BY SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD, WITH NO BREAK IN SERVICE SINCE LEAVING THE CLASSIFIED SERVICE,ANDFULL-TIME EMPLOYEES IN THE UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE WITH AT LEAST SIX MONTHS OF FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE IN THE UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE AT THE TIME OF FILING OR BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING.
NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE OR VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO WITHHOLDS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.
Provides first-level supervision to physical therapists, therapy assistants, and other support staff who are treating acute or rehabilitative patients with physical or mental disease or injury. Incumbents may also provide administrative supervision to staff in the physical and occupational therapy services in a California Children's Services Medical Therapy Unit.
Essential Job Functions
Supervises subordinate therapists with a caseload of patients with varied diagnoses and complexity levels providing interventions, treatments, and services for acute medical, rehabilitative hospital, clinic, or California Children's Services programs; performs physical therapy assessment, evaluation and treatment, both in providing patient care and to demonstrate or model proper techniques and methods.
Reviews the quality and adequacy of therapy services provided by the therapy staff and implements corrective measures when necessary; serves as a resource person to the therapy staff regarding unusual or difficult therapy problems by consulting with, demonstrating, or performing evaluation and treatment procedures.
Plans, assigns, and reviews work of assigned staff; establishes and adjusts work schedules and assignments to maintain adequate staffing levels and responds to fluctuating workloads; assigns caseloads based on available staff and individual therapy needs of patients.
Plans, manages, and coordinates unit therapy programs with physicians, allied health personnel, teachers, families and agencies.
Resolves problems of employee grievances and discipline; evaluates employee performance and prepares performance evaluations; makes recommendations on hiring, promotion, transfers, work improvement and discharge.
Supervises clinical training of students in the areas of patient assessment, evaluation, and treatment and provides for staff development through in-service training, rotating assignments and making arrangements for attendance at special conferences, seminars, or college education courses.
Plans and recommends space, equipment, and staffing to support therapy services in an assigned area.
Develops and modifies therapy treatment programs based upon review of patient records, results of therapy treatments, introduction of new medical and surgical procedures and review of professional literature.
Plans and conducts meetings with the therapy staff for the purpose of sharing and eliciting technical and administrative information sharing in the resolution of problems and interpreting policies and procedures.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a physical therapy curriculum acceptable to the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association and approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California -OR- Successful completion in a physical therapy school or schools of a resident course of professional instruction equivalent to the educational standards approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California -AND- Three (3) years of experience in the practice of physical therapy. A Master's degree in physical therapy, public health, special education or in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
A license to practice as a Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California
-OR- Have filed an application for such a license. The license must be presented upon publication of the results of the next examination after the date of filing for the license.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, completion of a certificate program, certificate or license, you MUSTinclude a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official license or certificates with your applicationwithin 15 calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required degree or evidence of licensure and/or certification will be rejected as incomplete.
The required license and/or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license and/or certificate will NOT be accepted.
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
Part I: An evaluation of training and experience based upon application information weighted 50%.
Part II:An Appraisal of Promotabilitywhich will evaluateknowledge and skills, judgment and decision making skills, dependability, oral and written communication skills, and supervision, weighted 50%.
CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON EACH WEIGHTED PART OF THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
SPECIAL INFORMATION :
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
The resulting Eligible Register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must fax or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at (323) 869-0942, within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Ani Shaboyan, Exam Analyst
Phone: (323) 914-8251
Fax: (323) 869-0942
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