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:
- Screen, evaluate and treat patients for physical therapy services; develop long-and short-term physical therapy plans as prescribed by physicians.
- Administer diagnostic and prognostic tests to assist in developing a treatment plan and evaluates range of motion, sensation, and developmental levels.
- Confer with physicians, nursing staff and other physical and occupational therapists regarding proposed treatment plans.
- Review patient information, receive requests for physical therapy, and log in information; ensure that all patient records are integrated and up-to-date; schedule and coordinate appointments for physical therapy work as required.
- Observe patient response to therapy, maintains clinical notes, and prepares required reports.
- Maintain current knowledge of physical therapy equipment and quality control techniques; participate in meetings to ensure proper education of the healthcare team; review policies and procedures related to physical therapy activities and recommend and implement improvements.
About Health and Human Services:
The Yuba County Health and Human Services Department provides a wide array of services through a diverse system of holistic programs. Employees, numbering about 300, are responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, and delivering a continuum of these services in a manner that is responsive to the needs of the community. There are several major divisions within the department including: Adult Services; Child Welfare Services; Public Assistance; Employment Services; Housing and Integrated Services; Public Health; Veterans Services; Special Investigation Division; and Finance and Administration. The department is committed to its vision of a healthy and thriving community by improving the overall well-being of our residents, valuing employees and encouraging a healthy work/life balance. The Health and Human Services Department offers flexible work schedules.
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
Miscellaneous Classic: 2% @ 55
Miscellaneous New: 2% @ 62
(Misc. See Pension Reform Link on Human Resources web page for additional information. Yuba County does not participate in Social Security.)
VACATION: 12 days for first 5 yrs with incremental increases every 5 yrs thereafter, up to 20 yrs
HOLIDAYS: An average of 14 paid holidays per year, including 2 floating holidays
SICK LEAVE: Accrued every payroll period, up to 12 days per year
HEALTH: The County pays 90% of the Basic Plan premium for employee only or 70% for employee and eligible dependent(s). Health Waiver Opt-out of $250/monthly available with proof of other employer sponsored health care coverage.
DENTAL/VISION: County pays 100% of the Basic Plan Premiums for employee only and 80% for dependent(s).
LIFE INSURANCE: County provides $50,000 in life insurance coverage. Employees may purchase additional coverage for themselves and dependents.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Yuba County does not participate in the Social Security Program
SHORT TERM DISABILITY (STD) INSURANCE: SDI provides benefits to employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury. The current SDI withholding rate is 1.0% with a maximum of $1,229.09 on wages up to $122,909(per calendar year) for 2020. This % is deducted on gross wages and can change annually in accordance with law. Persons covered by SDI are also automatically covered by Paid Family Leave (PFL).
MEDICARE: Yuba County does participate in the Medicare Program. Current EE & ER share is 1.45%
DEFERRED COMP: Voluntary Deferred Compensation plan(s) are available
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: County paid confidential counseling program for up to 5 visits per incident per eligible family member.
MISCELLANEOUS: For a specific job classification and/or specific department/location benefits, please reference the Master Labor Agreement.
UNION AFFILIATION: 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.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) affecting the county’s ability to safely conduct selection procedures such as, but not limited to: Qualifications Appraisal Panels, Speed Interviews, Written Exams, Departmental Interviews, etc. the Personnel Director may provided direction to postpone or change selection procedures, extend recruitments and/or cancel and pause recruitments as deemed necessary.
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.
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.