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Provides the first level of supervision to registered physical therapists and therapy assistants, therapy technicians and students performing physical therapy services for acute or rehabilitation hospital patients; or supervises both physical and occupational therapy services in a California Children's Services Medical Treatment Unit.

Plans, manages, and coordinates unit therapy programs with physicians, allied health personnel, teachers, families and agencies; performs direct administrative and technical supervision of subordinate therapy staff; establishes and adjusts work schedules and assigns caseloads based on available staff and individual therapy needs of patients; reviews the quality and adequacy of therapy services and records provided by the therapy staff and implements corrective measures when necessary; prepares performance evaluations of the therapy staff; makes recommendations on hiring, promotion, transfers, work improvement and discharge; resolves problems of employee grievances and discipline; serves as a resource person and advises and demonstrates to the therapy staff regarding unusual or difficult therapy problems; and performs evaluation and treatment procedures.

MINIMUN REQUIREMENTS: 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' experience in the practice of physical therapy. A Master's Degree from an accredited* college/university in physical therapy, public health, special education or in a related field** may be substituted for one year of experience.

Physical Class III – Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Licenses: A license to practice as a Registered Physical Therapist issued by the Physical Therapy Board of California.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as Bachelor, or Master degree, 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 with your application. You MUST also include a legible copy of your Registered Physical Therapist License to your application at the time of filing.

**Related fields may include: Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Public Health, or Special Education.
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 and experience based upon application information weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Public Health as they occur.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade 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.

Social Security Act of 2004: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA-1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website, or call toll free 1-800-772-1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.

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 workers’ 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: · During a declared war; or · During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or · 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 · 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.


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

Equal Employment Opportunity:  It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program:  In an effort to improve compliance with court-ordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:  All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator at the number below.

Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number below.

The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.

Barbara Henry
(323) 890-8488
(323) 869-8505
(213) 974-0911
(800) 735-2922
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