DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
EXAM NUMBER:Y5842JOPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 07/26/2009DEFINITION:
Develops, organizes, and conducts formal and informal physical therapy education courses and clinical training programs for students, interns, graduate physical therapists, and therapy assistants. Provides in-service training for physical therapy staff, physicians, nurses, allied health personnel and community agencies. Conducts training and evaluates its effectiveness in achieving educational objectives.
Essential Job Functions
- Participates with the education coordinator or therapy chief, educational staff, allied health professionals, and affiliated educational institutions in defining educational goals, objectives, and standards for education programs.
- Plans, develops, implements, reviews, selects, monitors the training program curriculum, uses a variety of teaching methods and reference materials for patient education, in-service, or continuing and affiliate education programs, seminars and workshops.
- Provides instructions to therapists, or students by conducting training on patients in a medical setting such as acute medical, psychiatric, or rehabilitation hospital, out-patient clinics or in California Children's Services Medical Therapy Units.
- Participates with therapy supervisory personnel in planning and implementing evaluation criteria to measure the effectiveness of education and treatment training program to improve the education process.
- Annually establish student program for the year and selecting students from an affiliated education institutions; also planning, and scheduling physical therapy clinical fieldwork experience assignments for students.
- Conducts formal and informal instruction and demonstration sessions in support of general and specialized physical therapy educational programs, including preparation of lesson plans and selection of appropriate materials and teaching aids.
- Maintains responsibility for direct patient care through the provision of physical therapy evaluations and treatments for an assigned caseload of patients, as needed.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:OPTION I:
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 -AND-
Three years of experience in the practice of physical therapy one year of which must have been in a supervisory or teaching capacity. A Master's degree from an accredited* college/university in physical therapy, public health, special education or a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.OPTION II:
Successful completion in a physical therapy school or schools of a resident course of professional instruction standards approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California -AND-
Three years of experience in the practice of physical therapy one year of which must have been in a supervisory or teaching capacity. A Master's degree from an accredited* college/university in physical therapy, public health, special education or a related field may be substituted for one year of the 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.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 Bachelor, or Master degree, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application within 15 calendar days of filing online.
** The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will not be accepted.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.Available Shift:
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 in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The current vacancy is located at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center; however, the eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.?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 on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.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.
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 required documents, you must fax them to 323-869-0942 or email the documents to the exam analyst,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.DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Annie Hsu, Exam Analyst
Ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.govADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: