WORKING TITLE: REGISTERED/CERTIFICATED PROFESSIONAL
APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED WEEKLY UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Occupational Therapist position exists within the California Children’s Services Program’s Medical Therapy Unit. This program is under the Children’s Health Services Division of the Public Health Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency. Under general direction, these positions provide assessment, case management and therapy services to the physically disabled children, and related work as required.
This recruitment will be used to fill extra help vacancies within the department. Extra help positions are limited to 1,000 hours of work in a fiscal year and do not include fringe benefits.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Occupational Therapist I , the entry level class in this series, provides occupational therapy services for physically disabled children; institutes therapy as prescribed by physicians; confers with physicians or other occupational therapists to determine the type of treatment required in each case; evaluates therapeutic techniques that include but are not limited to activities of daily living, fine motor skills, splinting, transfer training, therapeutic exercise, community skills, caregiver training, home program instruction, consultation and modalities as indicated (with proper certification); conducts equipment assessment with a physical or occupational therapist; completes medical records which include evaluation reports, equipment assessments, progress summaries, and clinical notes; process needed information for authorization purposes; consultation with the families and schools; coordinates with physical therapists and other community team members to promote a comprehensive team approach; participates in medical therapy conferences.
In addition to the above duties, the Occupational Therapist II plans occupational therapy services for physically disabled children; assesses the client’s fine motor/ADL functioning and implements treatments; participates in medical therapy conferences; arranges training programs for therapy students or new therapists assigned to the unit for orientation and training; assists in arranging clinics; interprets the therapy program and policies to parents, relatives and the visiting public.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: Evaluation and treatment directed toward increasing range of motion, increasing strength, assessing tone, therapeutic exercise, facilitating fine motor development, feeding/swallowing, appropriate use of modalities, activities of daily living, splinting, transfer training, wheelchair mobility; setting functional goals, skeletal anatomy, kinesiology, and pathophysiology related to occupational therapy and the objectives of occupational therapy treatment.
Ability to: Explain and interpret assessment criteria/results, goals/objectives and treatments to clients and parents; choose the appropriate therapeutic technique; use tact and understanding in dealing with patients and families; interact with other professional staff involved with the client; prepare accurate and concise case records; understand and complete oral and written directions; organize and track case management of the clients; teach the client, caregivers, families and appropriate school personnel to ensure effective follow through.
These employment standards are attained with:
Occupational Therapist I: Possession of a current occupational therapy license in the state of California and graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program is required.
Occupational Therapist II: Possession of a current occupational therapy license in the state of California and graduation from an accredited occupational therapy program is required. The Occupational Therapist II typically requires two years of occupational therapy experience including one year in pediatrics.
IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT
The ideal candidate for an occupational therapist working in the California Children Services Unit will have the experience and/or desire to work with disabled children from 0-21 years of age and their families; work well in a team approach to therapy; have the ability to be organized and able to prioritize tasks to be completed; be able to communicate with other professionals; have the patience and perseverance to work with and motivate children.
• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
• Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
• All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing. The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is a smoke, alcohol, and drug free work place.
• In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications until this position is filled. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “See/Refer to Resume,” or “See Attached.” Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
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