Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Interviews patients and evaluates their physical condition.
- Provides a full range of occupational or physical therapy for neuromuscularly, orthopedically and physically disabled children that may require highly specialized skills and knowledge.
- Reviews clinical records, medical prescriptions and physician referrals to develop treatment plans
- Observes patient reactions and notes changes; adopts and applies treatment procedures.
- Instructs aides, assistants, family members and patients in the proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, braces, prosthetic appliances and devices; devises or adapts equipment as required.
- May consult with school staff, medical personnel and vendors for coordination of services.
- May be assigned to any California Children Services site in the County.
- May provide Targeted Case Management services and engage in outreach and other activities to enhance services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.
Graduation from an approved college or university educational program for Occupational or Physical Therapy which meets the requirements for licensure as an Occupational or Physical Therapist in the State of California.
*Written acknowledgment from the State of California Occupational or Physical Therapy Examining Committee allowing the practice of Occupational or PhysicalTherapy under direct supervision of a California Licensed Occupational or Physical Therapist. OR
Possession of a valid license as an Occupational or Physical Therapist issued by the State of California.
*Note: Failure to become licensed in California as an Occupational or Physical Therapist within one year of appointment will result in termination of employment.
One (1) full year of experience as a Professional Occupational or Physical Therapist.
Possession of a valid license as an Occupational or Physical Therapist issued by the State of California.SOME POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B
- Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
- Respond appropriately to situations.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or county regulations.
- Lift and move objects, with help, weighing over 75 pounds.
- Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
- Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
- Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
- Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Principles and practices of occupational or physical therapy; Kinesiology and Modalities.
- Physiology, skeletal anatomy and pathology of disease.
- Construction, use and care of orthopedic appliance and equipment.
- Therapy methods and techniques requiring highly specialized skills and abilities.
- Pathology of the physical disability as well as psychological and physiological implications.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Instruct patients, families and others in therapeutic exercise.
- Teach handicapped persons and families fundamentals of functional and suitable activities.
- Coordinate with other professional staff to secure carry-over in the treatment and training of patients.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Physically lift and move patients for treatment, positioning and exercise.
- Develop therapeutic techniques and devices.
- Establish effective work relationships with patients, family and others providing patient care.
- Coordinate and employ several treatment approaches to accomplish complex treatment objectives.
- Work with emotionally and physically handicapped individuals and their families.
- Work with a high degree of independence.
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.
State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.
$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.
MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
MHN EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary