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PHYSICAL THERAPY CHIEF I

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Job Description
EXAM NUMBER:
Y5827D
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
FIRST DAY OF FILING:
September 26, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
DEFINITION:
Directs a small staff providing physical therapy services in treating patients with any physical or mental disease or injury and in training students in an autonomous acute or rehabilitation hospital.
Essential Job Functions
Evaluates needs and services and sets goals, objectives and standards of physical therapy services; develops programs, establishes policies and practices, delegates responsibilities to first line supervisors to implement physical therapy programs to meet the goals and reviews progress in achieving goals.
Directs the maintenance of records and preparation of reports.
Determines budgetary requirements for personnel, facilities and equipment for the physical therapy department.
Analyzes and evaluates ongoing physical therapy programs to assess the quality of patient care and the need to incorporate new therapy programs and techniques.
Maintains liaison with the physical therapy staff, allied health disciplines and outside agencies to promote cooperation and obtain assistance in evaluating, identifying and updating physical therapy services.
Advises subordinate supervision in resolving problems of employee utilization, grievances, and discipline.
Compiles the annual budget with justifications for submittal to the appropriate authority in the medical department or hospital administration.
Interviews and selects prospective employees and makes final decision to hire; evaluates the performance of first line supervisors and reviews all performance evaluations.
Directs subordinate supervision and therapy staff in the development of new therapy programs and revision of existing programs.
Plans educational opportunities for the therapy staff to improve therapy services and to keep abreast of new therapy techniques.
Plans and directs physical therapy training assignments for students.
Directs research applicable to the development and improvement of therapy services.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from a physical therapy curriculum acceptable to the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association and approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California; or successful completion in a physical therapy school or schools of a resident course of professional instruction equivalent to the educational standards approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California* -AND-
Five (5) years of physical therapy experience, two (2) years of which must have been at the level of Physical Therapy Supervisor I** or higher. A Master's degree in physical therapy, public health, special education, health services administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of required experience.
LICENSE:
A license to practice as a Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to use an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
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 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
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.
Experience at the level of Physical Therapy Supervisor I is defined as: Provides first-level supervision to physical therapists, therapy assistants, and other support staff who are treating acute or rehabilitative patients with physical or mental disease or injury. Incumbents may also provide administrative supervision to staff in the physical and occupational therapy services in a California Children's Services Medical Therapy Unit.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - LIGHT:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information weighted at 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination to be added onto the eligible list/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 score 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 promulgation.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
SPECIAL INFORMATION
Appointees may be required to work any shift
including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting Eligible Register will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.
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
Utilizing VERBIAGE
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 with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUM
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.
NOTE:
If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must ****, 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.
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Heba Darghli, Exam Analyst
E-mail: ****
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ADA COORDINATOR ****
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES ****
Closing Date/Time:
Employer:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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