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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The County of Calaveras Public Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a Physical Therapist to join their amazing team. The incumbent in this position will provide physical therapy services for handicapped children. This position is part-time and will have an agreed upon schedule. The comprehensive benefits package for this position includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a deferred compensation account with a county match, a CalPERS pension and much more.
The incumbent will, under general direction of the Director of Public Health or designee, plan and perform skilled physical therapy services for handicapped children, including assessment, planning, and direct treatment services. This classification is responsible for the development and delivery of physical therapy services for medically ordered physical therapy. Performs other work as required.
- Provides medically ordered physical therapy for children enrolled in the California Children’s Service Program (CCS) addressing activities of daily living, range of motion, positioning mobility, gross and fine motor skills and other functions or activities as indicated.
- In coordination with private physicians or the CCS Medical Therapy Conference physician, evaluates eligible children to determine child’s therapy-related needs establishes measurable therapy treatment plans.Reviews clinical records, medical prescriptions and physician referrals to develop or modify treatment plans.Monitors and documents patient progress.
- Maintains accurate records of clinical services.
- Prepares written patient evaluation reports, therapy plans and progress reports as required by law, administrative regulations and the CCS Program’s policies and procedures.
- Assists with planning and staffing of periodic Medical Therapy Conferences, per CCS Program requirements.
- Evaluates children’s needs and makes recommendations on adaptive and durable medical equipment per CCS and Medi-Cal program policies and procedures.
- Coordinates appliance and equipment orders, modifications, and delivery with approved vendors.
- Provides therapy-related recommendations, services information, education and consultation to patient’s parents/caregivers, other community agencies involved in the child’s care, such as Regional Centers, and educations agencies, such as Special Education.
- Participates in the Individualized Educations Plan/Individualized Family Service Plan process as a CCS therapist as required by State law, regulation and current Inter-Agency Agreements.Provides consultation to other CCS staff, parents, classroom aides and others involved in the care of eligible children.
Basic methods, principles and goals of physical therapy; anatomy; physiology; neuromuscular function and dysfunction; kinesiology; neuromotor development; therapeutic techniques used in physical therapy work; child growth and development; medical applications of adaptive equipment; construction of orthotic equipment; pathology and injuries which result in physical impairment; working relationships of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy; case management principle; family dynamics; medical record requirements; CCS and Medi-Cal Program Policies and procedures governing the provision of physical therapy services.
Develop, plan and implement a physical therapy program for children with various physically handicapping conditions; assess individual children and develop appropriate interventions; explain the techniques involved in a wide variety of therapeutic modalities and rehabilitative procedures; interpret and apply physician orders and written reports; establish and maintain effective working relationship with patient, family, Medical Therapy Conference team, school staff members, private physicians, equipment vendors, and staff from community agencies; express self effectively orally and in writing; prepare and maintain records and files; relate to physically handicapped and multiple disable children.
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from a physical therapy curriculum accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. Experience working with a variety of handicapping conditions is preferred.
Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:
- Registered by the California State Board of Medical Examiners as a Physical Therapist.
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Must possess valid First Aid and CPR certificates issued by an authorized agency; enrollment or eligibility for enrollment as a CCS-paneled physical therapist and Medi-Cal program allied health services provider.
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Calaveras County application
- Cover letter
Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Frequent walking; driving; sitting for long periods; frequent bending, stooping, kneeling or sitting on floor for extended periods while assisting children in therapy; frequently lifting and/or carrying up to 25 pounds; occasional lifting/carrying up to 40 pounds; constant hand dexterity for use of manipulative equipment; frequent writing, operation of computer keyboard and mouse peripheral; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; constant public contact; decision-making; concentration; working alone, occasional overtime; occasional travel.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.