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

Position/Program Information

EXAM NUMBER:

PH5856C

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

FIRST DAY OF FILING:

12/28/2015

Beginning Monday, December 28, 2015, at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)

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

DEFINITION:

Provides professional occupational therapy services to assist adolescent patients with mental or physical disabilities to attain, regain or maintain physical or mental functioning or to adjust to their disabilities.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:

Positions allocable to this class receive administrative and clinical supervision from a higher-level occupational therapist, or in California Children's Services, receive supervision from either a higher-level physical or occupational therapist. Incumbents provide occupational therapy services to adolescent patients in a range of settings such as acute medical, psychiatric, or rehabilitation hospitals, out-patient clinics, or in California Children's Services Medical Therapy Units. Incumbents may supervise subordinate therapists, students, and other support staff in performing delegated and assigned treatment and exercise procedures. Incumbents work within the framework of established procedures, professional standards, and practice acts, and receive additional direction and consultative guidance from instructors, higher-level therapists, and physicians. Essential Job Functions

Reviews physicians' referrals for occupational therapy services and utilizes information obtained from adolescent patients' records relative to their medical history, social and emotional disorders and prognosis in order to select appropriate evaluation procedures for identifying patients' functional limitations/disabilities/problems and their level of performance.

Administers a variety of evaluation tests to assess the nature and extent of impaired function, capacities and limitations such as range of motion, muscle coordination, cognition, developmental stage and life roles.

Performs evaluation procedures to determine patients' performance capacities and deficits such as functional, cognitive, visual and perceptual abilities; assesses patients' interests, goals, environment, and psychological and emotional conditions, including interpersonal and social attitudes and behaviors.

Analyzes evaluation test results to establish realistic treatment goals, predict anticipated level of functioning and time to achieve it; plans and develops sequential treatment programs; assesses adolescent patients' progress; communicates test results and measurements to physicians, members of allied health disciplines, and adolescent patients' families; develops and modifies initial and subsequent treatment programs consistent with the changing needs of the patient.

Selects treatment methods and techniques that are compatible with adolescent patients' needs and capacities by assigning activities of interest which will develop desired motions, responses, attitudes, behaviors, or mental function; treatment programs may include individual and group activities such as manual arts, crafts, games, music, exercises, and sensory-motor integration, and practice in functional, pre-vocational, homemaking skills and activities of daily living.

Performs complex treatment modalities, interventions, and techniques requiring special precautionary measures such as post-operative activities, manual stretching, positioning extremities with splints and braces designed to prevent or correct deformities, and special facilitation techniques to increase muscle strength and develop control and coordination.

Confers with physicians, interdisciplinary treatment providers or a health team, and families regarding evaluation, treatment, progress and disposition of adolescent patients; makes recommendations such as for splinting and bracing, and considers suggestions made by physicians, other allied health personnel, and/or families.

Coordinates adolescent patient treatment and results with other professionals and agencies such as physicians, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation and school personnel, families and vendors to provide total care to the patient.

Supervises patient treatments and procedures delegated to other occupational therapy personnel and student occupational therapists and provides technical guidance on problem cases.

Supervises, maintains, and/or modifies adolescent patients' treatment plan and documents progress notes relative to the therapy.

Participates in continuing education/staff development programs and other medical facility, departmental, and professional licensing requirements as directed.

Serves as a clinical instructor to new employees, interns, and/or students; participates in quality assessment and improvement activities, as needed.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

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

3 - Moderate. Includes standing or walking most of the time,with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surface, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

* Clinical Doctoral Degree in Occupational Therapy
* Experience working with children with physical disabilities
* CBOT advanced practice designation in swallowing (CBOT = California Board of Occupational Therapy)
* CBOT advanced practice designation in hand therapy
* AOTA board certification in pediatrics (AOTA = American Occupational Therapy Association)
* NBCOT certification (NBCOT = National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy)

Additional Information

LICENSE/CERTIFICATE INFORMATION

Attach a copy of the required license or certificate to your application AT THE TIME OF FILING or within 15 calendar days to cwallace@ph.lacounty.gov from the date of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure or certification will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

EXAMINATION CONTENT

This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications and supplemental questionnaire weighted 100%.

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

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. We must receive your application and any additional documents by 5:00 p.m., PST, by the last day of filing.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting, you can also track the status of your application using this website.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email them to cwallace@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.

Application Instructions: The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

* All information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials 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 Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so your application may be REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.

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 (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 or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

Available Shifts: Any

Teletype Phone: (213) 974-0911

ADA Coordinator: (323) 914-8505

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Clarissa Wallace

Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488

Department Contact Email: cwallace@ph.lacounty.gov

About Los Angeles County

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