Physical Therapist II

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $52.90 Hourly USD

Job Description


PHYSICAL THERAPIST II

SALARY INFORMATION
Physical Therapist II $49.86 Hourly

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION : Physical Therapist II's who are Board Certified in Pediatric Specialist shall receive, in addition to his or her salary, the equivalent of three hundred fourteen dollars (314) monthly (approximately one hundred forty-five dollars (145) bi-weekly).

This position is open to the public for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Applicants are encouraged to apply right away.

This recruitment will establish an Open eligible list. This list will be used to fill current and future Physical Therapist II vacancies with Health Care Agency, California Children's Services . This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.

HEALTH CARE AGENCY
The County of Orange, Health Care Agency is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of seven (7) service areas - Finance and Administrative, Behavioral Health, Correctional Health, Medical Health Services, Office of Care Coordination, Public Health and Strategy and Special Projects is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

THE PROGRAM
California Children's Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Program (MTP) provides medically necessary physical and occupational therapy services in Medical Therapy Units (MTU) located in public school settings. For detailed information on California Children's Services click here .

THE OPPORTUNITY:
The California Children's Services (CCS), Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is seeking an experienced Physical Therapist to perform more advanced or specialized treatments to children from birth to 21 years of age who have neurological, neuromuscular, and/or complex orthopedic conditions. The California Children's Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Program (MTP) provides medically necessary physical and occupational therapy services in Medical Therapy Units (MTU) located in public school settings.

Additional responsibilities of the Physical Therapist II will also include but are not limited to:
  • Administers comprehensive physical therapy evaluations, treatment and related follow up services and complete detailed written reports electronically
  • Provides physical therapy, including selection and use of assistive medical technology
  • Works closely and effectively with the children and their families to promote maximum function and development
  • Provides treatment in a center based program
  • Participates in Individualized Education Program (IEP) and provides consultation in the home and school settings
  • Completes daily comprehensive documentation regarding treatment sessions
  • Works collaboratively with other team members to assure that children and their families are provided with appropriate Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and training to maximize the child's function.
  • Formulates individualized intervention outcomes and activities with parents and other providers
Opportunities may be in any one of the following twelve Medical Therapy Unit locations: Anaheim (2 MTUs), Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Irvine, Mission Viejo, Placentia, Santa Ana, Tustin, or Westminster. The Physical Therapist II works a 4/10 schedule with four 10 hour days per week with one weekday off which is determined based on the Medical Therapy Unit's needs. Work schedule may change to meet CCS department needs.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES:
The ideal candidate will possess one (1) or more years of full time pediatric experience or two (2) or more years combined experience in treating patients with neuromuscular diseases and childhood onset disabilities.

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following:Clinical Knowledge | Experience
  • Obtaining medical data through physical therapy evaluation process using appropriate assessment tools
  • Developing treatment plan with measurable goals
  • Selecting and implementing treatment methods that develop, improve and retain functioning skills
  • Understanding of medical terminology used in physical therapy
  • Creating treatment sessions to maximize patient participation
  • Recommending treatment plan alternatives appropriately
  • Constructing and/or using of adaptive equipment and splints/orthoses
  • Using and recommending appropriate durable medical equipment that meets the medical, functional, and safety needs of the patient
  • Designing and implementing a physical therapy program that best meets the needs of the patient and their family within the context of the environment and community the patient functions within
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Communication | Collaboration & Team Work
  • Interacting with families in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner
  • Having excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Maintaining regular communication with supervisor regarding caseload
  • Keeping accurate and organize caseload records and reports
  • Participating in an assessment activities as a member of multidisciplinary team

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
For detailed information on Physical Therapist II minimum qualifications, including Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions click here.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
Human Resource Services screens all applications to identify the qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the County. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)

Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Online Assessment | Multiple Choice (Weighted 100%): Candidates who meet desirable qualifications will be invited to participate in one or more job-related assessments. Candidates will be notified of their test date and access code, if applicable. Only the most qualified candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Eligible List: Once the assessment has been completed, Human Resource Services will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please see below for important information regarding COVID-19 related requirements.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with all applicable State or County Public Health Orders, some of which require vaccination or testing as follows:

  • Workers, who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers, who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or in a correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and boosted . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted, they will be required to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)
The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Public Health Orders. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

EMAIL NOTIFICATION
Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Linny Pham at lipham@ochca.com or (714) 834-7324.

EEO INFORMATION

Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.



Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

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