2556 Physical Therapist

Recruitment #CBT-2556-904267

Introduction


2556 Physical Therapist

**Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not earlier than January 15, 2021**

INTRODUCTION:
Under general supervision, the Physical Therapist provides physical therapy evaluations and treatments to a diverse client population. Within San Francisco Department of Public Health’s San Francisco Health Network system, Physical Therapists provides physical therapy services at the following locations: 

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital: At ZSFG, Physical Therapists may work in Acute Care, short stay Skilled Nursing, and outpatient settings. Physical Therapists working in the outpatient department will occasionally cross cover on Acute Care and SNF as needed. In addition to having opportunities to work with Orthopedics, Post-Surgical, Neuro/Neurosurgery, Medicine, Family Practice, Geriatrics, Trauma, and ICU, NICU teams, an interest and/or experience working with patients of special populations including pelvic health, pediatrics, breast cancer and lymphedema is also desired. Funding for training and clinical mentorship in these areas may be available. 

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation CenterAt Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, physical therapists work in the acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long term care settings. Physical therapists at Laguna Honda Hospital provide post-acute physical therapy services for those with neurological impairments, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic traumas, and Alzheimer/ dementia. There is also a robust aquatics physical therapy program on this campus, and those with interests in this type of therapy setting are encouraged to apply.  Clinical mentorship is available. 

Health at HomePhysical Therapists in the Health at Home program work in adult patients’ home environment. Physical therapists work with under-served San Francisco individuals who have complex medical co-morbidities providing and promoting the restoration of functional abilities to individuals with physical, cognitive, communicative and/or sensory-perceptual impairments, thereby facilitating their ability to achieve their maximal potential and their ability to function within their community. The physical therapists work closely with patient, family, caregivers and other disciplines involved to develop and implement an appropriate plan of care in patient’s individual home environment. Clinical mentorship is available.

California Children's Services - Medical Therapy ProgramCalifornia Children's Services provides medically necessary PT and OT for clients ages birth to 21 years of age who have long term neurological, neuromuscular, or musculoskeletal conditions. Services are provided in several clinic locations based in SFUSD properties. Therapists also provide consultation in a variety of settings to integrate our clients into their communities. PT's will work as a part of a multidisciplinary team to serve our clients and their families.

Practice settings include: · Acute Care · Acute Rehab · SNF Rehab · Long Term Care · Out Patient Orthopedics · Home Health · Aquatic Therapy · Pediatrics

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The essential functions of a 2556 Physical Therapist include, but are not limited to: 
  1. Performing physical therapy evaluations; 
  2. Administering physical therapy treatment plans; 
  3. Communicating with other care team members; 
  4. Documenting per regulatory and Practice Act Guidelines; 
  5. Overseeing care provided by physical therapy assistants; 
  6. Participating in patient care meetings; 
  7. Participating in performance improvement projects as assigned; 
  8. Explains treatment objectives and methods to patients and their families, including instructing them in the use of prosthetic and orthotic devices and other special equipment and in procedures to be continued at home.
  9. Instructs students-in-training and auxiliary personnel in elementary physical therapy procedures and techniques; coordinates patient rehabilitation with physicians, nurses, teachers, occupational therapists and personnel in other departments.
The 2556 Physical Therapist performs other related duties as assigned/required.

NOTE: All future vacancies at any of the locations listed above will be filled through the Eligible List created for this classification.

Minimum Qualifications

LICENSE: Requires registration as a Physical Therapist licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of California; OR

LICENSE: Possession of an acceptance letter from the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTB) for the next licensing examination.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. 

Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer (BLS) Certificate Requirement/Provision: Possession of a valid Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer (BLS) Certificate issued by the American Heart Association is required as a provision to employment for all positions. Eligibles who do not possess such a certification may participate in this examination process and be appointed to a position(s), but will be required to obtain the certificate within two (2) weeks of hire date and maintain validity throughout length of employment. A photocopy of the valid Basic Life Support for Professional Rescuer (BLS) Certificate must be provided to the appropriate supervisor of the appointment within the allotted time frame. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of valid certification within two (2) weeks of hire date and throughout length of employment may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Verification of Experiencehttp://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Margarita Gonzalez Diaz, by telephone at (415) 554-2921, or by email at Margarita.gonzalez-diaz@sfdph.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire (MQSQ - QUALIFYING):
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Minimum Qualifications Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Supplemental Questionnaire Examination (WEIGHT - 100%):
Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) Examination that is designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of disease processes; ability to gather information from appropriate sources; ability to perform appropriate tests; knowledge of physical therapy treatment methods; knowledge of health and safety standards; interpersonal skills and abilities; oral and written communication ability.

The SQ Exam will be emailed to the email address listed on the candidate's online job application. Candidates will be required to respond to the SQ in the time frame indicated and must submit the completed questionnaire as directed in order to have it evaluated. Responses cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be evaluated based on their SQ responses. All statements made on the application and supplemental questionnaire are subject to verification and must be consistent. 

A passing score must be achieved on Supplemental Questionnaire Exam in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. After the confidential eligible list/score report is adopted, the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.

All relevant experience, education and/or training must be included in the application to be reviewed during the screening process. Candidate responses on the Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score on the Supplemental Questionnaire. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of six (6) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:
At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.



Licensure/Certification/Registration:
Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Note on ICARE:

Department of Public Health (DPH) employees are expected to demonstrate world class care in alignment with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center's (ZSFG) caring framework, ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit).

Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR):

The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.

Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.

Condition of Employment (Security Clearance):
Security clearance as issued by the Sheriff’s Department is required as a condition of employment for all positions at the Jail Health Services. Eligibles who have successfully participated in the examination process, received passing scores and have been selected for hire will be required to obtain the security clearance prior to appointment. A photocopy of the security clearance must be provided to the supervisor on or before date of hire. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of security clearance may result in a dismissal and/or termination of employment.

Note: Failure to meet these criteria and/or ‘Conditions of Employment’ within two (2) weeks PRIOR to the start work date may result in the delay of appointment and/or cancellation of the employment offer. Once appointed, all qualified candidates/employees will be required to retain these qualifications throughout their length of employment. Failure to demonstrate (show proof) of qualifications may result in the termination of employment.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test.

Terms of Announcement:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.]

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be found athttp://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Copies of Application Documentshttp://sfdhr.org/getting-job#copies

Right to Work: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#identification

Information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation:

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:

Exam Type: Entrance
Issued: December 31, 2020
Carol Isen
Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-2556-904267
DPH/MGD/415-554-2921

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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