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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
4/16/2019
Job Category:
Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapist II
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Los Angeles County | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Position/Program Information

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FILING START DATE: 2/18/2016

EXAM NUMBER: Y5857J

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE EXAMINATION, UPDATE SALARY INFORMATION, ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION, UPDATE THE APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND EXAMINATION NUMBER.

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

DEFINITION:

Provides a full range of professional occupational therapy services to assist patients with mental or physical disabilities to attain, regain, or maintain physical or mental functioning or to adjust to their disabilities. Essential Job Functions

* Manages caseloads of patients with severe disabilities and varied diagnoses providing interventions, treatments, and services in acute medical, rehabilitative hospital, clinic, or California Children's Services Medical Therapy Units.
* Arranges, schedules, and conducts clinics; evaluates and prioritizes patients for treatment; identifies patients for specific treatment eligibility; provides comprehensive follow-up care; initiates referrals for other services; and provides consultation and coordination of services with other agencies and treatment units.
* Supervises a small staff of occupational therapy assistants or therapy technicians and student occupational therapists
* Assigns and demonstrates elements of patients' treatment programs, reviews their work and prepares and discusses their performance with them; prepares performance evaluation reports.
* Serves on a clinic health care team with physicians, orthotists and allied health personnel to coordinate services within a clinic.
* Provides consultative guidance and instruction to inter-departmental agency personnel to resolve problems regarding therapy techniques/treatment, case management and proper use and care of patient equipment.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university with a curriculum in occupational therapy accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) -AND- Two years' of experience in the practice of occupational therapy. A Master's degree from an accredited college/university in occupational therapy, public health, special education or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

LICENSE:

Current license issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy as an Occupational Therapist.

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.

Additional Information

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, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or fax it to (323) 869-0942 within 15 calendar days from filing online.

Applicant must include a legible photocopy of the required evidence of an Occupational Therapist license.

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.

Examination Content:

This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information weighted 100%.

Qualifying experience must be subsequent to your degree.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the eligible register.

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 "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.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection 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 required documents, you must fax them to 323-869-0942 or email the documents to the exam analyst at time of filing or 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.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:

(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:

(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:

Annie Hsu, Exam Analyst

(323) 914-7828

Ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.gov

About Los Angeles County

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