OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CHIEF III

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Administration and Management Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $148,327.68 - $211,056.00 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 211056 USD Annually

Job Description

Position/Program Information

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

Open Competitive Opportunity

EXAM NUMBER
Y5821A

FILING DATES:

September 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) -

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.

ABOUT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY:
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 25 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 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov .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, to supportive housing.

MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Directs occupational therapy services and associated training activities in a large rehabilitation hospital to treat rehabilitative patients suffering from severe mental or physical disorders.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the Occupational Therapy Department; formulates and establishes goals, objectives, and standards for the effective and efficient utilization of fiscal, material and personnel resources within the objectives and requirements of the hospital and the department.
  • Directs the administrative staff of the Occupational Therapy Department in the development and revision of occupational therapy programs.
  • Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of occupational therapy programs and services; Provides for the effective and efficient utilization of resources to deliver safe and effective patient care.
  • Consults with members of medical and allied health services and governmental, professional, and community agencies to promote cooperation and high standards of occupational therapy services; Collaborates with Hospital Administration, Medical Administration and Nursing Administration to ensure regulatory compliance, exemplary clinical outcomes, and cost-effective strategies to care.
  • Evaluates and justifies budgetary requirements for personnel, facilities and equipment for the Occupational Therapy Department to the Medical Director and Hospital Administrator.
  • Confers with the hospital Medical Director, Chiefs of Surgical, Medical and Neurological Services, and unit hospital administrators pertaining to aspects of hospital management, patient care, and occupational therapy operations.
  • Delegates the development and implementation of specific goals pertaining to patient care, education, and research to members of the occupational therapy administrative staff and evaluates progress in achieving goals.
  • Resolves or consults with subordinate supervisors to resolve problems of employee discipline and grievances.
  • Selects or approves employees for all occupational therapy positions.
  • Evaluates the performance of members of the administrative staff of the Occupational Therapy Department and reviews all performance evaluations.
  • Promotes participation of the occupational therapy staff in educational programs to keep them advised of current developments in occupational therapy techniques and to advance their level of education.
  • Determines the overall objectives to fulfill the requirements of hospital medical administration for educational programs to train affiliate and graduate students, occupational therapists, physicians, and members of allied health staff.
  • Identifies need for clinical and administrative research studies applicable to the development and improvement of occupational therapy services and operations.
  • Directs the maintenance of records and preparation of reports as required by law.


Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

OPTION I: Graduation from an occupational therapy curriculum* accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Associates Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) -AND- Six (6) years of occupational therapy experience, two (2) years of which must have been at the level of or comparable to Occupational Therapy Chief I** or higher.

OPTION II: Graduation from an occupational therapy curriculum* accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Associates Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) -AND-Six (6) years of occupational therapy experience, three (3) years of which must have been at the level of or comparable to Occupational Therapy Supervisor II*** or higher.

LICENSE:
  • Current license or limited permit for license issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Applicants must ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title of your required license, the certificate number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements OR applicants must attach a legible photocopy of the license issued at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days.
  • All required licenses and certifications must be active and unrestricted.
  • 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.
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS :
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:

  • OPTION I: Additional years of experience at the level of or comparable to Occupational Therapy Chief I** or higher beyond the Selection Requirements.
  • OPTION II: Additional years of experience at the level of or comparable to Occupational Therapy Supervisor II*** or higher beyond the Selection Requirements.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and directing occupational therapy programs to assist and treat high risk or underserved patient populations. ****
  • A master's degree* or higher from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Administration, Finance or other similarly related major.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION :
*In order to receive credit for any type of college degree, you must attach a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization at the time of filing, or via email to ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.gov within 15 calendar days of filing your application online.

**Experience at the level of Occupational Therapy Chief I is defined as: Directs a therapy staff in an acute, rehabilitation, or psychiatric hospital that provides occupational therapy services for the treatment of patients by the use of exercise and occupational or recreation activities designed to improve and restore physical and mental functioning and to assist patients to adjust to their disabilities.

***Experience at the level of Occupational Therapy Supervisor II is defined as: Manages occupational therapy services in several treatment units or programs in an acute rehabilitation or psychiatric hospital or clinic; manages multiple aspects of the occupational therapy program in an acute, rehabilitation, or psychiatric hospital or clinic; or manages physical and occupational therapy services in several therapy units within California Children's Services.

****A “high risk or underserved patient population” is defined as: Patient populations experiencing chronic and co-occurring conditions and healthcare issues (i.e. chronic disease or disability, severe and persistent mental illness, behavioral health issues, substance abuse) exacerbated by social factors (i.e. incarceration, homelessness, geographic isolation, low socioeconomic status) resulting in higher mortality and morbidity rates in comparison to the general population.

NO WITHHOLDS ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF FILING. EXPERIENCE MUST BE SUBSEQUENT TO GRADUATION.

OUT OF CLASS - County employees who wish to meet the requirements using out-of-class experience will be considered for this examination. Those claiming out-of-class experience should describe their out-of-class duties in detail in the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of their application. Applicants are also encouraged to submit any supporting documentation such as out of class/additional responsibility bonuses, verification of experience documents, and performance evaluations in order to assist staff’s review of applicants' qualifications.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and education based upon application information, desirable qualifications and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE ADDED TO THE ELIGIBLE 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 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.

SPECIAL INFORMATION :

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 the 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.

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

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

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be submitted online only. Applications submitted by U.S Mail, Fax, or in person 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.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 4:59 p.m. (PT) deadline on the last day of filing, as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Applications electronically received after 4:59 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add ahsu3@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. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for related education, and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. Please do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position 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 :
  • All information and documents provided by applicants 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 Class Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.
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: LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout LA County. Refer to their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.

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, E-MAIL, AND PASSWORD :All applicants must file their application 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
Telephone Number: (213) 288-7000
ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.gov

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(323) 914-7111

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(800) 735-2922

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(800) 899-4099

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Base Pay

148,327

Job Address

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