Physical Therapy Supervisor I

Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 5 days ago

Position/Program Information

EXAM NUMBER:

PH5843C

FIRST DAY OF FILING:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEFINITION:

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.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:

Positions allocable to this class serve as first-line supervisors over physical therapy services in an acute or rehabilitation hospital or out-patient unit; or over both physical and occupational therapy services in a CCS Medical Therapy Unit. In any setting, these positions function as first-line administrative and technical supervisors and directly supervise physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, and other support staff in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures and guidelines.

In a CSS Medical Therapy Unit, these positions give only administrative supervision to occupational therapists. These positions report to a higher-level rehabilitation therapy supervisor or a physician, depending upon the organizational location. Incumbents are responsible for planning, managing, and coordinating unit therapy programs to meet the therapeutic needs of clients and patients and integrating services with physicians, other allied health disciplines, and other agencies.

These positions receive direction regarding policies, procedures and accepted therapy practices, and are responsible for interpreting and applying them in their areas of assigned responsibility. Incumbents work within the framework of established procedures, professional standards, and practice acts.Essential Job Functions

Plans, manages, and coordinates unit therapy programs with physicians, allied health personnel, teachers, families and agencies.

Supervises subordinate therapists with a caseload of patients with varied diagnoses and complexity levels providing interventions, treatments, and services for acute medical, rehabilitative hospital, clinic, or California Children's Services programs; may perform physical therapy assessment, evaluation and treatment, both in providing patient care and to demonstrate or model proper techniques and methods.

Plans, assigns, and reviews work of assigned staff; establishes and adjusts work schedules and assignments to maintain adequate staffing levels and responds to fluctuating workloads; assigns caseloads based on available staff and individual therapy needs of patients; reviews the quality and adequacy of therapy services provided by the therapy staff and implements corrective measures when necessary; evaluates employee performance and prepares performance evaluations; makes recommendations on hiring, promotion, transfers, work improvement and discharge; resolves problems of employee grievances and discipline; serves as a resource person to the therapy staff regarding unusual or difficult therapy problems by consulting with, demonstrating, or performing evaluation and treatment procedures.

Develops and modifies therapy treatment programs based upon review of patient records, results of therapy treatments, introduction of new medical and surgical procedures and review of professional literature.

Plans and conducts meetings with the therapy staff for the purpose of sharing and eliciting technical and administrative information sharing in the resolution of problems and interpreting policies and procedures.

Supervises clinical training of students in the areas of patient assessment, evaluation, and treatment and provides for staff development through in-service training, rotating assignments and making arrangements for attendance at special conferences, seminars, or college education courses.

Plans and recommends space, equipment, and staffing to support therapy services in an assigned area.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

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-

Three years of paid experience in the practice of physical therapy. A Master's degree in physical therapy, public health, special education or in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.

REQUIRED LICENSES:

A license to practice as a Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California

  • OR-

Have filed an application for such a license. The license must be presented upon publication of the results of the next examination after the date of filing for the license.

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.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Clinical Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy.

  • Experience working with children with physical disabilities.

  • American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties: Board-certified clinical specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
3 - Moderate.

License/Certificate Information: Attach a copy of the required license, degree, or diploma to your application AT THE TIME OF FILING or within 15 calendar days from the date of filing.

Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure, degree 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.Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:

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

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

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on 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 for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

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

Vacancy Information:

The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Public Health as they occur.

Available Shift: Any.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

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 and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly so that you will receive full credit for related education, training, and job experience.

In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, and dates completed. 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 applicant is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents with your application online, you must email them to cwallace@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. In the "Subject" of the email please type the Exam Number and Exam Title.

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, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.

  • We may reject your application at any point 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/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application may be REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.

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

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 914-8505

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Clarissa Wallace

Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488

Department Contact E-mail: cwallace@ph.lacounty.gov



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