REHABILITATION ASSOCIATE

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $36,605.52 - $47,843.04 Annually USD

Job Description



TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER
Y5108C

FILING START DATE
May 15, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings.

DEFINITION:
Provides standard (set treatment plan) rehabilitative therapy and nursing treatment for patients with physical and/or cognitive disabilities.
Essential Job Functions
  • Assists/supervises patients in performing their activities of daily living, e.g., dressing, bathing, feeding, personal hygiene and household chores, including the use of appropriate adaptive equipment, and performs adaptive techniques appropriate for patients based on the treatment plan.
  • Follows established bowel and bladder management programs, e.g., following planned bowel and bladder schedule and making appropriate interventions, within established parameters.
  • Follows established training protocols for transfer by assisting the patients in the transfer, wheelchair mobility, and/or ambulation training of patients; implements behavioral and safety measures, such as use of supportive devices and restraints, and directs the patient in the sequence of a transfer.
  • Explains the importance of and encourages the use of instructions already provided to patients/families on skin protection and inspection, safety, mobility, and use of equipment and adaptive techniques to improve function; responds to or refers their questions to appropriate staff.
  • Encourages patients to perform in individual and group treatment activities, such as hand function, community skills, and leisure/recreational activities.
  • Monitors and documents patients' and their families' ability to follow instructions in applying the prescribed treatment programs; promotes the importance of family participation in such programs.
  • Assists patients with prescribed exercises designed to improve, restore, and maintain their strength, joint mobility, motor control, and/or cardiovascular endurance.
  • Reinforces education provided to patients and families in the use of proper positioning techniques in order to maintain maximum function.
  • Monitors and records patient physiological data, such as vital signs, intake and output, strength, velocity, and endurance as specified by the professional staff; reports result to the appropriate caregiver.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly patient care environment observing appropriate infection control measures.
  • Responds to patient call lights and notifies the appropriate caregiver of patients' needs; transports patients requiring monitoring or care for diagnostic tests or treatments.
  • Understands basic principles of cushions, raises and other skin management techniques, and makes modifications within parameters or refers to appropriate therapist.
  • Recognizes problems with assistive equipment and devices that lead to decreased function and intervenes within prescribed parameters or refers to appropriate therapist.
  • Implements and monitors the weight/resistance programs established by the professional staff, including adjusting and increasing resistance, weight and range of movement within established parameters and according to patients' responses and physical tolerance.
  • Contributes to patient treatment and discharge planning by suggesting scheduling changes, timing, patient/family readiness for learning to the professional staff.
  • Collects specimens of urine, stool, and sputum for laboratory or diagnostic tests and documents according to established procedures.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS :

1. Certification as a Nursing Assistant by the State of California. *

-AND-

2. Current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program. **

-AND-

3. One year experience*** providing direct patient care services in a hospital, or in an outpatient setting (clinic or home health), or a skilled nursing facility.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:

*To compete in this examination process, applicants must have current certification as a Nursing Assistant by the State of California. The required certification must be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary, or restricted certification will not be accepted. Nursing Assistant certifications will be verified using the following website: http://cvl.cdph.ca.gov/SearchPage.aspx.

Applicants must ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title of your required certification, the certificate number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency for the required certification as specified in the Selection Requirements.

**Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their current Certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program to their application. If you are unable to attach required document, you must e-mail the documents to Sylvia Jaimez at sjaimez@dhs.lacounty.gov, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
IV - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

***Experience must be post-certification as a Nursing Assistant by the State of California.

Desirable Qualifications:
Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
  • A Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Certification
  • Experience in a rehabilitation hospital, an outpatient rehabilitation (physical or occupational therapy) facility, or Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF).
  • Additional experience providing direct patient care services in a hospital, or in an outpatient setting, or a skilled nursing facility beyond the selection requirements.
In order to receive credit for the Rehabilitation Therapy Technician certificate for this examination, applicants MUST attach a legible photocopy of your certificate at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing your application online.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted at 100%.

Candidates must meet the selection requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add sjaimez@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

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 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.

AVAILABLE SHIFTS:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last of filing will not be accepted.

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.

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 and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in disqualification.

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.

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.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

ADA COORDINATOR: (323) 914-7111
TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: (800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Sylvia Jaimez, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7041
sjaimez@dhs.lacounty.gov


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