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Senior Physical or Occupational Therapist

San Luis Obispo County, CA

This is a Contract position in San Luis Obispo, CA posted September 15, 2020.

About the PositionThe Health Agency is recruiting for a Senior Physical or Occupational Therapist. This recruitment will remain open until filled.Senior Physical/Occupational Therapist: This is the leadworker level and is not part of a career series. Incumbents are responsible for the day-to-day oversight of one or more medical therapy units in addition to performing journeyworker level physical or occupational therapy. Responsibilities include overseeing the daily activities and performance of staff therapists, assistants, aides and student interns; provide input on performance evaluations to supervisors. This classification may require pediatric case management with multiple medical agencies and specialized knowledge in pediatric care and legislation affecting physically disabled children.Physical or Occupational Therapist I is part of a career series for Physical or Occupational Therapist I and II and Senior Physical or Occupational Therapist. Classes in this series, under medical direction, organize, conduct and supervise physical or occupational therapy treatments and programs in a hospital, home or clinic setting, May assist in the supervision and coordination of a staff of physical and occupational therapists at one or more California Children’s Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Units; and do other related work as required.Classification Characteristics:This classification is used to employ persons who provide physical or occupational therapy treatment for patients in a hospital, home or clinic or in a program for physically handicapped children. Assignments will vary based upon the option used in recruiting and hiring and the patient group involved.Persons employed under the Physical Therapy option will, in addition to the Typical Tasks, be involved in directing and assisting patients in various exercises and activities for muscle re education, gait, transfer and prosthetic training, and instructing patients and care providers in the care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes and prosthetic devices.Persons employed under the Occupational Therapy option will, in addition to the Typical Tasks, teach appropriate functional activities with particular emphasis on activities of daily living; improve fine motor skills including reach, grasp and release; provide and instruct in the use of upper extremity splints, braces, positioning devices and prostheses; provide training for perceptual motor and oral motor dysfunction and desk skills.Click here for the full job description.The Ideal CandidateSenior Physical/Occupational Therapist License Requirements:Either A: Possession of a valid California license as a Registered Physical Therapist; Or B: (Beginning 1/1/03) a valid California license as an Occupational Therapist. In addition, For Occupational Therapists, a valid registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. AND: Four years of post-licensure therapy experience including: (1) one year of experience working with children with physical disabilities and (2) some leadership experience, such as assigning and reviewing work of staff. (A Master’s Degree in Physical or Occupational Therapy may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)Specific program vacancy experience requirements may require candidates to demonstrate that at least one of the required three years of experience has been in the following program specialty areas:Hospital: Acute care physical therapy.Home Health: Geriatric, orthopedics or neurology.Physically Handicapped Children: Orthopedics, pediatrics or neurology.Note: Any of the above required licenses or registrations are required at the time of application and must be maintained throughout employment.How to ApplyApplications, including answers to supplemental questions, must be submitted online by the final filing date. To apply for this position, click “apply” at the top of this page. Most County recruitments require you to respond to supplemental questions as part of the application process. We recommend that you review these questions prior to beginning your application.An initial application review will be conducted. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and are best qualified will be invited to participate in selection activities which may include online assessments, performance exams, written exams, and interviews.Final candidates will be required to have an in-depth background review performed before proceeding in the process. Please note that references will not be contacted until the end of the process.If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Human Resources at hr@co.slo.ca.us. Confidential inquiries are welcomed.For further information regarding the County of San Luis Obispo, visit our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov.Supplemental InformationReasonable Accommodation Notice:Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail hr@co.slo.ca.us for more information.

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