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|Open Competitive Job Opportunity|
|PHYSICAL THERAPY EDUCATION COORDINATOR|
|5:00 pm PST|
Directs a staff of physical therapy instructors or preceptors in planning, implementing and coordinating physical therapy education programs for physical therapy staff, students, physicians, residents, and allied health personnel.
Develops, plans and coordinates physical therapy educational programs and training; designs training curricula and materials, and maintains technical references and resources; selects, trains and supervises physical therapy instructors, physical therapy preceptors, physical therapy assistant clinical instructors in clinical education programs; evaluates therapy staff training needs and provides continuing education programs through workshops, study groups, in-service training and outside courses; serves as a member of the administrative policy making group, and chairs and participates on specific committees; plans and delegates assignments of educational staff; observes and reviews performance of staff and discusses their performance with them; plans and oversees funding of training, tuition reimbursement, educational equipment and resouce materials; serves as university faculty member; develops or consults with others to develop outcome measures to assess efficacy of education program and therapeutic interventions; collaborates on design and methods for outcome measures; and performs administrative duties as required.
SELECTION REQUIRMENTS: Graduation from a physical therapy curriculum acceptable to the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association and approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California -OR- Successful completion in a physical therapy school or schools of a resident course of professional instruction equivalent to the educational standards approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California -AND- Three years of experience as a Physical Therapy Instructor* or at the level of Physical Therapy Supervisor I**. A Master's degree from an accredited*** college or university in physical therapy, public health, special education or other related field, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
|Physical Class II – Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.|
A license to practice as a Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California-OR- Have filed an application for such a license. The license must be presented upon publication of the results of the next examination after the date of filing for the license.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to use an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
- Experience in physical therapy interventions appropriate for those diagnoses of a pediatric population.
- Experience providing instructions or presenting materials to staff.
- Experience teaching or training staff or outside personnel.
- Experience supervising a staff of physical therapist.
|CERTIFICATE/LICENSE INFORMATION: Please make sure to fill out the Certification/License Section of your application. Be sure to give the title of your required license and/or certificate, their numbers, dates of issue, dates of expiration and the names of the issuing agencies as specified in the Selection Requirements. Please attach a legible copy of the required license or certificate to your application at the time of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure or certification may be rejected as incomplete.|
*To qualify, applicants must hold or have held County status as a Physical Therapy Instructor, as evidenced by holding such payroll title. No out-of-class experience will be accepted.
**Experience at the level of Physical Therapy Supervisor I is defined as: provides first-level supervision to physical therapists, therapy assistants, and other support staff who are treating acute or rehabilitative patients with physical or mental disease or injury. Incumbents may also provide administrative supervision to staff in the physical and occupational therapy services in a California Children's Services Medical Therapy Unit.
In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as Bachelor, or Master degree, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application.
|Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).|
|This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, training and experience based upon application information weighted 100%.|
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evening, nights, weekends and holidays.
|The resulting Eligible Register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health, California Children's Services.|
|The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the Eligible Register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of at least twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.|
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
|Employment Eligibility Information: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.|
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Record of Convictions: A full disclosure of all convictions is required. Failure to disclose convictions will result in disqualification. Not all convictions constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors such as your age at the time of the offense(s), and the recency of offense(s) will be taken into account, as well as the relationship between the offense(s) and the job(s) for which you apply. However, any applicant for County employment who has been convicted of workersâ€™ compensation fraud is automatically barred from employment with the County of Los Angeles (County Code Section 5.12.110). ANY CONVICTIONS OR COURT RECORDS WHICH ARE EXEMPTED BY A VALID COURT ORDER DO NOT HAVE TO BE INCLUDED.
Veterans Preference Credit: Veterans Preference Credit of 10 points will be added to the final passing grade in any open competitive examination if you are an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States: Â· During a declared war; or Â· During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or Â· For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or Â· In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded.
This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. If you are unable to provide any documentation at the time of filing, the 10 points will be withheld until such time it is provided.
|Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) completely. Provide any relevant education, training and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.|
All information is subject to verification.
We may not accept your application at any time during the selection process.
We may close this examination without prior notice.
Filing use ONE of the methods below:
We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.
We must receive your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on the last day of filing.
Note: If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax them to (323) 838-7445 within five (5) days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.
FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) at the address below by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on the last day of filing.
Department of Public Health
5555 Ferguson Drive, Room 220
City of Commerce, CA 90022
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time
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