The County of Yuba is recruiting for the position of Physical Therapist in the Health & Human Services Department. This stand-alone medical professional classification reports directly to the County's Health Officer. The CCS Physical Therapist performs physical therapy in a Medical Therapy Unit for the California Children's Services Program for physically disabled children and adolescents. The incumbent will work directly from a physician's prescription, which frequently allows considerable latitude in methods of treatment. Therapy plans are developed individually and in conjunction with other staff and carried out by incumbents.
Examples of duties include screening, evaluating and treating patients for physical therapy services; developing long and short-term physical therapy plans as prescribed by physicians; administering diagnostic and prognostic tests to assist in developing a treatment plan and evaluating range of motion, sensation, and developmental levels; conferring with physicians, nursing staff and other physical and occupational therapists regarding proposed treatment plans; reviewing patient information, receiving requests for physical therapy, and logging in information; ensuring that all patient records are integrated and up-to-date; scheduling and coordinating appointments for physical therapy work as required.
The ideal candidate is knowledgeable in objectives and methods of physical therapy; principles of physical therapy for treating children and adolescents, birth to age 21, with chronic neuromuscular, muscular and orthopedic disabilities; skilled in understanding and interpreting physician's orders and adapting treatment programs to individual circumstances; communicating verbal and written ideas clearly and logically.
Minimum: Graduation from an accredited school of physical therapy or other educational course approved by the California State Physical Therapy Examining committee and one year of experience as a licensed physical therapist.
Preferred: In addition to the minimum, some experience in providing therapy to physically handicapped children or in a pediatrics program.
Working Conditions: Generally a typical office, school or clinic environment. Potential exposure to contagious or infectious diseases or hazardous substances and chemicals.
Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid license to practice physical therapy as required by Section 2650 of the California Business and Professions Code. The ability to obtain a valid California Class C driver’s license within ten (10) days of employment; maintain throughout employment.
Typically 5% each year for the first 7 years
Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources Webpage for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.
12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs
An average of 13 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per yr
The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee eligible dependent(s).
County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for EE only and 80% for dependent(s).
County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage.
Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available
EMPLOYEE ASST. PLAN:
County paid confidential family wellness plan
Yuba County Employee Association
Final Filing Deadline: This recruitment is Open Until Filled; apply immediately. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
An official Yuba County employment application must be submitted. Applications must include copies of valid license(s), certificate(s) and college transcripts and/or diploma. Incomplete applications may be disqualified from further consideration.
ON-LINE APPLICATION: Applications may be submitted on-line through CalOpps. Click on the Apply for Job button above to complete the Yuba County employment application.
HARD COPY APPLICATION: You may access a hard copy of the Yuba County employment application by visiting our website at http://www.yuba.org. Our applications are available in a Microsoft Word format or fillable PDF, or you may pick up these materials in our office located 915 8th Street, Suite 113, Marysville, CA 95901. Hard copies of applications can be submitted to our office in person, by U.S. Mail or by fax at 530-749-7864. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
All applicants will be given written notice regarding the status of their application and selection procedures. The County prefers to communicate via email, if provided, to expedite communication. It is also recommended that applicants review their SPAM mail daily as to not miss any important communication from the County.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the County of any changes to their contact information, including but not limited to e-mail addresses, mailing addresses, primary and secondary telephone numbers.
Applicants must provide the following documents with their application by the filing deadline:
- Completed Yuba County Employment Application (OnLine or Hard Copy)
- Any Diplomas and Unofficial Transcripts
- Copies of Certifications
The minimum and preferred requirements are listed above. While the following requirements outline the minimum qualifications, Human Resources reserves the right to select applicants for further consideration who demonstrate the best qualifications match for the job. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee further participation in selection procedures.
If special accommodations are required at any stage of the selection process, complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Examination Process Form and provide the required documentation by the final filing deadline. The form can be obtained at Reasonable Accommodation Form or by contacting Human Resources at 530-749-7860.
All applicants who have successfully completed the application/selection procedures and examination process may be eligible for veteran’s credit. Applicants must have served on active duty for a period of not less than 90 days in the armed forces in time of war or national emergency, or in time of peace in a campaign or expedition for service in which a medal has been authorized by the government of the United States and who has been discharged or released under honorable conditions, and widows of such persons shall be allowed credit. Military Records Form DD214 must be submitted for further review and determination of appropriate credits.
WAIVER OF SELECTION PROCEDURES
When selection procedures have been publicly announced and the number of applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position is five or less, the Human Resources Director may, at her/his discretion; a) Waive the competition entirely and submit the names of the applicants meeting the minimum qualifications to the appointing department, b) Revise the conditions of competition to a more practical basis under the circumstances.
EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY LIST
An employment eligibility list is established for those applicants who successfully pass all phases of the examination process. This list will be held for a minimum of six (6) months from the date the list is certified. For each vacancy the top five (5) ranks on the list will be certified to the department for final selection, which will include a departmental interview.
The Health & Human Services department will notify the applicant of the date and time of his/her interview. The applicant will be asked a series of questions about his/herself and his/her related experience, education and training that exhibit the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the job. The applicant may also be asked questions about hypothetical situations to test his/her ability to make decisions and use sound judgment and common sense.