• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full Time Administration and Management Human and Social Services Public Health
  • Salary: $99,487.67 - $130,489.20 Annually

Job Description


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

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.

Positions allocable to this class serves as head of several units of occupational therapy or of physical and occupational therapy services in a large therapy organization in one of the two following organizational settings:

In this setting, positions in this class are in charge of several occupational therapy treatment units or programs in an acute, rehabilitation or psychiatric hospital or clinic, where each unit has a staff of occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and other support staff who report to an Occupational Therapy Supervisor I. Occupational Therapy Supervisor II positions work under the general direction of a higher-level rehabilitation therapy services chief or manager.

In this setting, positions in this class manage therapy services in several Medical Therapy Units for children with physical disabilities located in public schools in Los Angeles County. Each Medical Therapy Unit has a staff of physical therapists, occupational therapists, therapy assistants and other support staff under the direction of either a Physical Therapy Supervisor I or an Occupational Therapy Supervisor I.

In any of the above settings, these positions supervise first-level therapy supervisors or in the absence of first-line supervisors, may provide direct supervision to ensure the provision of high-quality occupational or physical therapy services to assist patients with physical and/or mental disabilities attain, regain, or maintain physical functioning or to adjust to their disabilities. These positions also coordinate therapy programs with allied health services, community or special educational programs and other community programs and services. Positions in this class receive direction in terms of general goals and objectives, professional therapy standards and therapy treatment philosophy, and participate with other occupational therapy supervisors in setting goals, objectives and standards for the application of occupational therapy services. They also work with supervisors from other disciplines to coordinate service goals. Within these broad objectives, standards and policies as interpreted by a rehabilitation therapy services chief, such positions are responsible for developing specific goals and procedures and directing therapy services in such a manner as to make optimal use of the staff to provide therapy services according to the individual needs of patients. These positions substitute for therapy chiefs in their absence.
Essential Job Functions
Analyzes and evaluates occupational therapy programs in the units managed to assess the quality of patient care and the need to improve ongoing programs, or to incorporate new or revised therapy programs and techniques.

Performs and supervises complex treatment modalities, interventions, and techniques requiring special precautionary measures such as post-operative activities, positioning extremities with splints designed to prevent or correct deformities, and special facilitation techniques to increase muscle strength and develop control and coordination.

Directs subordinate supervisors and therapy staff in the development and implementation of new therapy programs and in the revision of existing programs.

Serves as a technical consultant to the therapy staff regarding difficult or unusual occupational therapy problems; reviews and discusses problem cases; demonstrates occupational therapy evaluations and treatment methods and evaluates treatment goals.

Determines educational needs of subordinate staff based upon observation and analysis of the quality of therapy services or the discovery of new therapy techniques and procedures.

Participates with other supervisors and instructors in planning educational programs to meet the educational needs of subordinate staff.

Supervises implementation of educational programs for subordinate staff, and makes follow-up reviews to determine the results of training, the need for additional training and the extent to which training is utilized in therapy programs.

Consults with medical chiefs and members of allied health disciplines to identify problem areas and to define and develop treatment guidelines, methods and procedures for specific disabilities.

Evaluates the performance of first-line therapy supervisors and reviews all performance evaluations of subordinates.

Provides consultation to subordinate supervisors about resolving problems of employee grievances and discipline.

Maintains liaison between the occupational therapy staff, allied health disciplines, special teaching staff and outside agencies to promote cooperation and obtain assistance in providing, evaluating, identifying and updating occupational therapy services.

Analyzes occupational therapy treatment programs and methods to identify research needs and plans the design and objectives of research projects for submission to a research committee.

Assigns subordinate staff to participate in approved research projects and provides support by establishing guidelines for clinical research and serving as a technical resource person to the research staff.

Interviews and selects prospective employee applicants and makes recommendations for employee promotion based upon capabilities and interest.

Participates in the formulation of occupational therapy policies and procedures and interprets and directs their implementation by subordinate supervisors and staff.

Determines budgetary requirements for personnel, facilities and equipment necessary to operate and maintain therapy services in assigned areas of responsibility and compiles the annual budget request with justifications for submittal to the rehabilitation therapy services chief.
Graduation from an occupational therapy curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE);
Five years of paid experience in the practice of occupational therapy, two years of which must have been at the level of or comparable to Occupational Therapy Supervisor I or higher.

A Master's degree in occupational therapy, public health, special education or a related field may be substituted for one year of non-supervisory experience.

A Master's Degree in health services administration may be substituted for one year of supervisory experience.

Currentlicense to practice as an Occupational Therapist issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy.

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.

  • Clinical Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy.
  • Experience working with children with physical disabilities.
  • Certified in advanced practice designation in swallowingby California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT).
  • Certified inadvanced practice designation in hand therapy by California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT).
  • Board certification in pediatricsby the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

3 - Moderate.

*In the County of Los Angeles a Occupational Therapy Supervisor I provides first-level supervision to occupational therapists, therapy assistants and other support staff who are treating acute or rehabilitative patients with a physical or mental disease or an injury; incumbents may also provide administrative supervision to staff in the physical and occupational therapy services.

License/Certificate Information: Attach a copy of the required license to your applicationAT THE TIME OF FILINGor within 15 calendar days from the date of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure or certification will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

Additional Information


This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications based upon application and Supplemental Questionnaire information weighted 100%.

Candidates must meet the SELECTIONREQUIREMENTSand achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

Vacancy Information:
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

Available Shift:Any



The acceptance of your application depends on whether you haveclearlyshown that you meet the SELECTIONREQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application and supplemental questionnairecompletelyand correctly to receive full credit for any related education and/or experience. In the space provided on application for education, include names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, the number of hours worked per week, salary earned, and description of work performed. If your applicant and/or supplemental questionnaire is incomplete, it will beREJECTED.

In order to receive credit for any college or universitycourse work, or any type of college or universitydegree, such as Bachelor's Degree or higher,youmust include a legible copyof the Official Diploma, or Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded with Registrar's signature and/or school seal withyour application online at the time of filing.

Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. Aprintoutof the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete andbe rejected.

NOTE:If you are unable to attach required documents with your application online, you must email them to cwallace@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.In the "Subject" of the email please type the Exam Number and Exam Title.

Failure to provide the complete information may impact assessment of your qualifications and acceptance into the examination process.

Applications must be filedonline only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in personwill notbe accepted. We must receive your application and any additional documents by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

Apply online by clicking on the green"Apply"button at the top right ofthis posting.You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Notifications may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address.Please add bahenry@ph.lacounty.govto your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

  • ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
  • We mayreject your application at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • UtilizingVERBIAGEfrom Class Specification and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of dutiesWILL NOTbe sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application may beREJECTED ASINCOMPLETE.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.
Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

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.

All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Phone:(323) 914-8505

Teletype Phone:(800) 899-4099
California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Clarissa Wallace
Department Contact Phone:(323) 914-8488
Department Contact E-mail: cwallace@ph.lacounty.gov

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