Position/Program InformationDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FILING DATES:4/28/2017 -
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior noticeEXAM NUMBER:
Y5873KTYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job OpportunityTHIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION. ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov .
Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care. DEFINITION:
Provides first-level supervision to recreation therapists, therapy assistants, aides, and other support staff in acute medical, rehabilitation, or psychiatric hospitals, out-patient clinics, community health centers, mental health facilities, or institutional settings performing recreation therapy services that contribute to the treatment of patients with physical and mental disabilities by providing recreation therapy programs designed to restore or maintain physical, social, and mental functioning and assist patients to adjust to their disabilities.
Essential Job Functions
Based on available staff and therapy needs of patients, establishes and adjusts work schedules, reviews the quality and adequacy of therapy services provided by the therapy staff, and implements corrective measures where necessary.
Evaluates employee performance and prepares performance evaluations.
Makes recommendations on hiring, promotions, transfers, work improvement, discipline, and discharge.
Resolves problems of employee grievances and discipline and/or makes recommendations regarding unresolved problems.
Serves as a resource person to the therapy staff regarding unusual or difficult therapy problems by consulting with or demonstrating evaluation and treatment procedures.
Develops, revises, and implements organizational policies and procedures for the facility or medical unit.
Supervises clinical training of students in the areas of patient assessment, evaluation, treatment, orientation of allied health team, and provides for staff development through in-service training and arranging for attendance at special conferences, seminars, or college education courses.
Prepares reports to summarize work activities, including descriptions of goals, planning, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations according to management and state/federal reporting requirements.
Plans and recommends staff, equipment and supply requirements to support therapy services in assigned area.
Plans, manages, and coordinates unit therapy programs with physicians, allied health personnel, teachers, families, and other agencies.
Plans short and long-range therapy staff requirements for assigned area, based upon anticipated caseload and types and levels of therapy required.
Develops and revises therapy treatment programs based upon changes in therapy needs, review of patient records and review of professional literature.
Plans and conducts staff meetings for the purpose of sharing and eliciting technical and administrative information, sharing in the resolution or problems, and interpreting policies and procedures.
Carries a caseload that includes the more complicated or emergency casework assignments as required, conducts individual and group therapy and supportive services as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with specialization in Recreation Therapy -AND- Three (3) years of experience in Recreation Therapy, two (2) years of which must have been in the practice of Recreation Therapy at the level of Recreation Therapist I*. A Master's degree in Recreation Therapy or Recreation with specialization in Therapeutic Recreation may be substituted for one year of the required experience.LICENSE:
Current certification as a Recreation Therapist issued by the California Board of Parks and Recreation Certification -OR- Certification as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist issued by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. All required licenses and certifications must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted.
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. A valid Class B Driver License may be required for appointment to some positions in this class. 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.
Additional InformationSPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION: Experience at the level of Recreation Therapist I *
in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Performs professional recreation therapy services in acute medical, rehabilitation, or psychiatric hospitals, out-patient clinics, community health centers, mental health facilities, or institutional settings to enable physically, mentally, or socially disabled patients or clients attain, restore, or maintain physical, social, or mental functioning, or to adjust to their disability; serves as a member of an interdisciplinary medical and therapeutic treatment team.
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 must include 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 application within 15 calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required degree or evidence of licensure and/or certification will be rejected as incomplete
. EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information weighted 100%.Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the eligible register.
Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add Gacaudillo1@dhs.lacounty.gov and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail. 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 grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register and will appear in 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.
VACANCY INFORMATION :
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur. SPECIAL INFORMATION :
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any 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 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.
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 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 the required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at Gacaudillo1@dhs.lacounty.gov 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. ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111 CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922 DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Gabriela Caudillo, Exam Analyst
Gacaudillo1@dhs.lacounty.gov (Best way to contact due to telework)
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