DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
EXAM NUMBER:Y5839JOPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 01/13/2005DEFINITION:
Performs comprehensive physical therapy case management, consultative or liaison services for a large group of acute or rehabilitative, hospital or clinic patients, or children with severe physical and mental disabilities.
Essential Job Functions
- Manages 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.
- Arranges, schedules, and conducts clinics, evaluates and prioritizes patients for treatment and provides follow-up care.
- Supervises a small staff of physical therapy assistants or therapy technicians and student physical therapists.
- Assigns and demonstrates elements of patients' treatment programs, reviews their work and prepares and discusses their performance with them.
- Prepares performance evaluation reports.
- Evaluates referrals from physicians, family members, allied health or school personnel and community agencies.
- Selects patients for eligibility consideration and performs initial evaluation to determine therapy needs.
- Initiates referrals to specialists in hospitals, community or governmental agencies for medical and/or psychiatric evaluations.
- Serves as a member of a clinic health care team in making decisions regarding care for a caseload of clinic patients with widely varied diagnoses or with involved treatment problems who require continuing comprehensive follow-up care.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Graduation from a physical therapy curriculum acceptable to the Commission on Accreditation of 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- Two years of experience at the level of Physical Therapist I*. A Master's degree from an accredited** college/university in physical therapy, public health, special education or other related fields may be substituted for one year of the required experience.LICENSE:
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. This 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 waling 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.
Additional Information Special Requirement Information:
*In Los Angeles County, Physical Therapist I provides professional physical therapy services to assist patients with physical or mental disabilities to attain, regain, or maintain physical functions or to adjust to theirdisabilities.
**In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Master's degree, or higher in Physical Therapy you must include a legible photocopy of the diploma or official transcripts indicating the type of degreeawarded and area of concentration, with your application WITHIN 15 CALENDAR DAYS OF FILING ONLINE.The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.Available Shift:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience, based on application information weighted at 100%.Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.Eligibility Information:
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 on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for 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.
from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet 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 without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the 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, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected. Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to 323-869-0942 or email the documents to the exam analyst,within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.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.DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Annie Hsu, Exam Analyst
Ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.govADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: