Salary: $67,288.00 - $90,168.00 Annually USD
THIS IS A PART-TIME POSITION
THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME
Under direction, to plan, develop, and perform physical therapy for physically disabled children up to age 21; and to do related work as required.
This is the first level in the classification series for the development and performance of physical therapy for children covered by California Crippled Children Services benefits. Due to the size of the County and the Department, it is a journey-level position and requires the ability to function independently. Upon successful completion of one year at level I, incumbents may be promoted to level II.
Health Officer or designee.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for periods of time; frequently stand and walk; special manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination for application of physical therapy; use proper positioning and movement techniques for disabled persons; lift and move object weighing up to 50 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, and FAX.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is usually performed in a clinic environment; continuous contact with staff and the public.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Plans and carries out a full range of physical therapy involving specialized skills for neuro-muscularly, orthopedically, and physically disabled children
Interviews patients and parents
Evaluates patient's physical condition
Reviews clinical records, medical prescriptions, and/or physician referral to develop treatment plans
Observes patient reactions and notes changes
Adopts and applies treatment procedures for severely disabled children
Instructs parents in the proper use of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, braces, and prosthetic devices and appliances
Modifies treatment plans in response to significant changes in patient's condition
Devises or adapts equipment as required
Maintains treatment records
Consults with others involved with patient treatment to maintain consistency
Attends clinics, conferences, and meetings
May coordinate and employ several treatment approaches to accomplish treatment objectives
May perform special evaluations and tests
Instructs others in patient positioning for therapy treatment
May work at different sites in the County
Other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: One (1) year of responsible work experience as a professional physical therapist which includes pediatric work experience.
Possession of valid registration as a Physical Therapist issued by the State of California.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
Principles and practices of physical therapy, especially for disabled children.
Kinesiology and modalities.
Neuro-muscular function and dysfunction.
Physiology and skeletal anatomy.
Construction and use of orthopedic appliances and equipment.
Psychological problems of persons with disabilities.
Plan therapy treatments and make modifications as a person progresses.
Evaluate the condition and progress of patients with regard to physical therapy needs.
Develop therapeutic techniques and devices.
Evaluate the effectiveness of physical therapy techniques.
Coordinate different treatment approaches to accomplish objectives.
Instruct others in body positioning for therapy treatments.
Coordinate treatment plans with other staff.
Prepare and maintain accurate medical records.
Deal tactfully and courteously with patients and their families.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
481 4th St., Hollister, California