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Occupational Therapist Assistant - SJGH

Recruitment #0618-RH6000-AC

Introduction

This examination is being given to fill one full-time vacancy in the Therapy Services Department in San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish an eligible list 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 POSITION

This position is a day shift Monday through Friday position that is primarily assigned to SJGH's Outpatient Clinic, however, incumbent will also assist SJGH's Inpatient areas approximately 25% of the work schedule.

The ideal candidate will possess specialty experience in the following areas:

  • Upper Extremity Rehab: Hands, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Splint fabrication of any type: static and dynamic
  • Fx and tendon protocols
  • Compression syndromes: Carpel tunnel, cubital, TOS, Compartment syndromes, etc.
  • Crush injuries
  • Replantation's and amputations
  • Trigger fingers and deformities: swan-neck, boutonniere, and avulsion Fx's

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

  • Assists in implementing therapeutic occupational therapy treatment to patients within the treatment program established by a licensed occupational therapist; utilizes proper techniques and safety precautions.
  • Observes and records the reactions of patients to treatment and, within the scope of the established treatment plan, may adjust the treatment to the needs of the individual patient; reports patient reactions and changes to the occupational therapist.
  • Maintains accurate records of patient treatments, including a description of treatment given.
  • Assists in gathering patient assessment data; may contribute to the intervention plan and re-assessment process.
  • Assists in instructing patients with home exercise programs and equipment utilization.
  • Works effectively with therapists, nurses, physicians and other staff, cooperates with health, educational and community organizations in implementing therapy programs for patients.
  • Participates in in-service education and staff development classes.
  • Attends staff meetings and patient/family conferences as assigned.
  • May maintain treatment areas and supplies; may adjust and make minor repairs to equipment.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Licenses and Certificates:  Must possess and maintain a current license as an Occupational Therapy Assistant 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

    The principles, methods, materials and equipment used in occupational therapy body mechanics and safety procedures; possible hazards to patients during treatment and of necessary precautionary and remedial measures; anatomy and physiology sufficient to safely position patients for various types of treatments.

    ABILITY

    Demonstrate, to patients and others, acceptable therapeutic techniques in a wide variety of occupational therapies; understand, interpret and adapt a certified occupational therapist’s written or oral directions regarding occupational therapy treatment plans utilizing therapy equipment; maintain records of treatments administered; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients/families, co-workers and a variety of medical-professional staff; maintain excellent customer relations; perform essential physical/mental requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation, including, but not limited to:  standing for long periods, walking, pushing, pulling, bending, and transferring heavy patients who may require maximum assistance.

    BENEFITS

    Health Insurance:The County provides part time employees eligible for benefits with a choice of one of three health insurance plans at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is available for all plans, with employee paying a portion of the premium.  The three plans are: (1) a Kaiser Plan; (2) a Select Plan; and (3) a Premier Plan.

    Dental Insurance:The County provides employees an option for dental insurance coverage for eligible employees and dependants in either the Delta Dental or the United Health Care Care-Select Managed cared direct plans at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    Vision Insurance:Under the Vision Service Plan (VSP), coverage for the employee is available at no cost to the employee. Dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.

    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 up to a maximum of $100,000 at the County's 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).

    Deferred Compensation: The County maintains 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.  

    Vacation:  Vacation is pro-rated based on hours worked.  Employees earn .0385 hours based on each hour worked.  Vacation accrual increases based on length of service.

    Holiday: 14 holidays per year which includes 4 floating holidays if the employee is normally scheduled to work the day of the holiday
    ·         Regular holiday: when an employee works on a regular holiday (non-floating), employee receives regular pay plus holiday pay or time off at time and one half
    ·         Floating holiday: employees who work on a floating holiday earn time off to be taken at a later date.

    Sick Leave: Part time employees eligible for benefits accrue .0462 hours of sick leave for each straight-time hour on payroll 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 cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue.  The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year. 

    Bereavement Leave: 3 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 1840 hours on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.
    License/Certificate Fees:  The County provides reimbursement for specific classifications under the Professional Memorandum of Understanding for fees required to renew State required license/certification.  Fees associated with initial license/certification will not be covered. 

    Educational Reimbursement Program:  The County offers an Educational Reimbursement Program which reimburses the part time employees eligible for benefits up to $850 per fiscal year and up to $800 per semester (maximum $1600 per fiscal year) for enrollment in an approved degree program.

    Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton:  The County contributes up to $17.00 per pay period for employees 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.

    Social Security: Part time employees are covered by Social Security with the employee and the County sharing the cost.

     

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:

    • Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format.  If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
       
    • Oral Exam:   The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise.   The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview.   A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list.  Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews.  If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list. 
       
    • Written & Oral Exam:  If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement.  Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
       
    • Rate-out:  A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process. 

     Note:  The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.   

    Veteran’s Points:  Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service.  Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration.  Note:  A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.

    Acceptable wartime service dates:

    • September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946

    • June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955

    • August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975

    • Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.

    Eligible Lists:   Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification.  Eligible lists are effective for one year, but may be extended up to two additional years by the Civil Service Commission.

    Certification/Referral: Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.

    • Rule of the Rank: The top three ranks will be referred for hiring interviews.  If there are less than 5 names in the top three ranks the next rank is referred.  This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
    • Rule of Five:  The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews.  This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made unitl the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.

    Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/department/hr

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, Ca 95202                                  

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/eeo.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
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    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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