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Occupational Therapist-Senior

Public Health Services-California Children's Services

Recruitment #0518-RH6003-AC

Introduction

Applications are currently being accepted fill one vacancy in the Medical Therapy Program of the California Children's Services (CCS) unit of Public Health Services and to establish an eligible list  which may be used to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a special program within CCS that includes occupational and physical therapy for children ages birth to 21 years with eligible conditions.  Therapy services are provided at outpatient rehabilitation units located in public schools, called Medical Therapy Units (MTU).

Pre-employment Drug Screening:  Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

 

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Performs occupational therapy evaluations and interprets findings.
  • Plans and implements occupational therapeutic treatment for patients; establishes appropriate treatment goals; uses equipment properly.
  • Coordinates treatment programs with physicians, nurses, professional, and para-professional staff.
  • Attends staff meetings and patient conferences; conducts and/or attends in-service education programs for a variety of departmental personnel; may assist with departmental orientation of new staff.
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares written reports.
  • May act as lead therapist or provides instruction to other Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and other professional or para-professional staff; may assist in coordinating occupational therapy internship programs; may consult with supervisory staff and provide input into employee and intern evaluations.
  • May assist with departmental projects.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    EITHER PATTERN I

    Experience:  One year of experience as an Occupational Therapist in San Joaquin County.

     

    OR PATTERN II

    Experience:  Two years of progressively responsible experience as a licensed occupational therapist performing diagnostic and/or therapeutic occupational therapy techniques for a variety of disabling conditions.

     

    AND FOR BOTH PATTERNS

    Licenses:  Must possess and maintain a current license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy; and if required by the nature of the assignment, must also possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Current occupational therapy theory, practices, applications, and processes; human anatomy and physiology related to treatments; basic principles of psychology and psychopathology; perceptual-motor theory and principles; medical terminology; basic computer operations, including pertinent software; basic medical record keeping; principles of clinical supervision.

    ABILITY

    Organize and implement occupational therapy treatment programs; teach techniques of treatment in specialty areas; conduct individual and group treatment programs; interpret and adapt physician orders and/or written reports; utilize computers and office automation equipment; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; provide guidance and therapy instructions to patients; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, families, staff and others; maintain excellent customer relations; complete accurate medical records and/or charts.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility – operation of a data entry device; frequent standing for long periods; constant walking; occasional pushing/pulling; occasional bending/squatting; Lifting – occasional lifting of 50 lbs. or less, restraining, lifting/turning people; Vision – frequent color perception; occasional eye/hand coordination, peripheral vision and depth perception; frequent reading; Dexterity – occasional holding and repetitive motion; frequent reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking – constant hearing normal speech, talking in person, talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on the telephone and hearing faint sounds.  Special Requirements – may require occasional overtime; may require weekend or evening work; Emotional/Psychological – occasional emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief and death; frequent public contact and decision making; frequent concentration required; Environmental – occasional exposure to noise; may be exposed to varied weather conditions.

    BENEFITS

    Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021

    Health Insurance:  San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans:  a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan.  Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available. 

    Dental Insurance:  The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans:  Delta Dental and United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan.  There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    Vision Insurance:  The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP).  There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Employee Benefits. 

    Life Insurance:  The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows: 

     1 but less than 3 years of continuous service:                   $1,000
     3 but less than 5 years of continuous service:                   $3,000
     5 but less than 10 years of continuous service:                 $5,000
    10 years of continuous service or more:                           $10,000
     

    Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.

    125 Flexible Benefits Plan:  This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit). 

    Retirement Plan:  Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937.  Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information.  NOTE:  If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.

    Deferred Compensation:  The County maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less.  Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.

    Vacation:  Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.

    Holidays Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year.  Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.

    Sick Leave:  12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation.  Sick leave incentive:  An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.

    Bereavement Leave3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.

    Merit Salary Increase:  New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range.  After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.

    Job Sharing:  Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.

    Educational Reimbursement Program:  Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year.  Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.

    Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.

    School Activities:  Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
    View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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