REHABILITATION THERAPY TECHNICIAN

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 12, 2019
Full Time Engineering Human and Social Services Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $34,536.00 - $53,054.16 Annually

Job Description







FILING START DATE:
March 12, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., PST - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.

EXAM NUMBER:
Y5882I

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AREBULLETINTO REOPEN THE EXAMINATION AND UPDATE SALARY INFORMATION.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County's effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.

MISSION

Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

DEFINITION:
Under direct supervision, provides basic or standardized physical, occupational, or recreational therapy exercises and treatment procedures assigned by a physical or occupational therapist to assist acute, rehabilitative, or psychiatric patients with mental or physical disabilities to attain, regain, or maintain physical or mental functioning or to adjust to their disabilities.

Essential Job Functions
Assists in performing treatments and procedures assigned by the therapist such as basic, routine, and repetitive exercises designed to maintain and restore strength, prevent contractures, or maintain mobility of joints.

Reviews the treatment plan and uses at least two patient identifiers prior to performing any treatments. Accurately identifies the individual as the person for whom the service is intended and match the service to that individual.

Assists in the instruction of patients in transfer training, gait training, ambulation practices, functional activities, or in utilization of special assistive or adaptive devices.

Assist in demonstration and instructing patient and care-givers on methods of performing such tasks as range of motion and transfer techniques, including special methods of positioning and moving patients with unusual problems.

Reassures patients and encourages participation in procedures and performance.

Observes and monitors patients' conditions and progress during treatment, and provides continuous feedback to the therapist as to the progress and reactions of patients to treatment and procedures or of malfunctioning equipment.

Participates in the instruction and Orientation of Therapy trainees and non-professional students regarding the daily functions in the Rehabilitation Department and treatment procedures.

Assists in preparing adaptive equipment for patients by using power and manual tools to construct devices.

Utilizes and demonstrates to patients the use and operation of exercise equipment and modalities used for stretching and strengthening muscles, or for improving body coordination or muscle restraining; adjust and maintains patient equipment.

Maintains inventory, assist in ordering and organizes storage.

Makes entries in records and computers correctly spelled, neat, orderly, properly identified and labeled, as needed.

Performs documentation accurately and thoroughly according to department guidelines, using approved abbreviations and terminology.

Assists with registration desk coverage, greeting and registering patients while updating the Orchid system so that the patient demographic information is current and correct.

Answers telephone by the third ring, directing all incoming calls to appropriate staff in a professional, efficient manner endeavoring to maintain excellent public relations.

Schedules patient appointments and updates clinicians' schedules via computer accurately and efficiently within clinic guidelines. Reschedules appointments with efficiency and in a timely manner.

Participates in cleaning and maintenance of treatment areas and equipment in accordance with Infection Control Policies.

Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA laws, regulations, and department policies and procedures at all times.

Participates in Departmental meetings and DHS mandatory trainings.

Participates in department/Unit Based/Quality Improvements/Risk Management programs inclusive of monitoring of indicators, problem identification and resolution.
Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Option I :One (1) year of experience in a medical care setting involving direct patient care.

Option II :Completion of an aide technician training course* and six (6) months of experience.

LICENSE:
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 III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to receive credit for any college course work or for completion of a training or certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official transcripts from the accredited institution which shows identifiable course titles or certificates of completion of training; with your application orwithin 15 calendar days of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of certification will be rejected.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completion of three (3) semester units or four (4) quarter units in human anatomy or exercise physiology courses*.
  • Current certification* in accordance with the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) for Healthcare Providers.

Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the desirable qualification in excess of the SelectionRequirements.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, experience, and desirable qualifications based upon application information 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 score on the examination will be added to 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 in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

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

Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

Available Shift:
Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED 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.

All information 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 the Class Specification and SelectionRequirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT BE sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. 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.

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

NOTE:If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to 323-869-0942 or email the documents to Ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.gov ,within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

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

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
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 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 individual 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 .

Department Contact:
Annie Hsu, Exam Analyst
323-914-7828
A hsu3 @dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 914-7111

California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time: