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CCS Occupational/Physical Therapist

Salary: CCS Occupational/Physical Therapist I (#1408)

$28.68-$35.01 hourly / $4,988-$6,090 monthly / Range: 6062

CCS Occupational/Physical Therapist II (#1409)

$30.76-$37.55 hourly / $5,349-$6,530 monthly / Range: 6202

DEFINITION: Under general supervision (I) or direction (II), provides physical or occupational therapy evaluation and treatment services to children with physical disabilities in California Children Services (CCS) Medical Therapy Program; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: CCS OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPIST I -- Is the professional entry-level class for physical or occupational therapists. Incumbents are hired as either physical or occupational therapists, depending on caseload needs and their appropriate licensure or certification. Incumbents work under general supervision in assigned Medical Therapy Units and perform a wide variety of physical or occupational therapy treatments. CCS OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPIST II -- Is the fully qualified, journey-level physical or occupational therapist who, under direction, performs the more difficult physical or occupational therapy treatments utilizing advanced therapeutic techniques and specialized treatment equipment and provides profession-specific training to staff and therapy interns.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

CCS Occupational Therapist Duties: LEVEL I:

1. Evaluates functional capabilities of infants, children, and adolescents with physical disabilities using appropriate assessment tools; establishes occupational therapy treatment goals and plans of service; submits written goals and plans of service to CCS paneled physician for approval and prescription for treatment; selects occupational therapy treatment techniques; constructs and/or recommends the purchase of adaptive equipment or splints; and administers occupational therapy to patients.
2. Assists with Medical Therapy Unit specialty clinic planning and organization and presents patients, case histories, and treatment updates to clinic physicians.
3. Prepares written evaluation reports, medical chart notes documenting services provided and patient response, and Patient Treatment Records for statistical and medical billing purposes.
4. Instructs patients, parents, caregivers and educational providers on proper handling techniques and use of medical equipment to reinforce therapy treatment goals.
5. Directs the therapy services provided by paraprofessional staff.
6. Makes presentations to orient community agencies and groups to CCS Medical Therapy Services.

CCS Occupational Therapist Duties: LEVEL II:

All of the above duties plus:

1. Selects and administers occupational therapy treatments using advanced or specialized techniques and equipment under medical direction.
2. Provides clinical instruction to occupational therapy interns and trains staff in the use of advanced or specialized techniques and/or program procedures.
3. Directs occupational therapy services provided by occupational therapy interns.

CCS Physical Therapist Duties: LEVEL I:

1. Evaluates functional capabilities of infants, children, and adolescents with physical disabilities using appropriate assessment tools; establishes physical therapy treatment goals and plans of service; submits written goals and plans of service to CCS paneled physician for approval and prescription for treatment; selects physical therapy treatment techniques; constructs and/or recommends the purchase of adaptive equipment; and administers physical therapy to patients.
2. Assists with Medical Therapy Unit specialty clinic planning and organization and presents patients, case histories, and treatment updates to clinic physicians.
3. Prepares written evaluation reports, medical chart notes documenting services provided and patient response, and Patient Treatment Records for statistical and medical billing purposes.
4. Instructs patients, parents, caregivers and educational providers on proper handling techniques and use of medical equipment to reinforce therapy treatment goals.
5. Directs the therapy services provided by paraprofessional staff.
6. Makes presentations to orient community agencies and groups to CCS Medical Therapy Services.

CCS Physical Therapist Duties: LEVEL II:

All of the above duties plus:

1. Selects and administers physical therapy treatments using advanced or specialized techniques and equipment, under medical direction.
2. Provides clinical instruction to physical therapy interns and trains staff in the use of advanced or specialized techniques and/or program procedures.
3. Directs physical therapy services provided by physical therapy interns.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

CCS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST I: Possession of a valid license as an Occupational Therapist issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and certification as an Occupational Therapist by the National Board of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Applicants may be hired without the certification(s) provided they meet the minimum qualifications required to obtain an Occupational Therapy Limited Permit issued by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and acquire their Certificate of Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the National Board for Certification within four months of their hire date.

CCS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST II: Possession of a current, valid Certificate of Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and one year of experience as an occupational therapist in pediatrics.

CCS PHYSICAL THERAPIST I: Possession of a valid Certificate of Licensure as a Physical Therapist issued by the State of California Physical Therapy Board within 30 days of hire date, or you must be a graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association-approved Physical Therapy education program and provide verification that you are a Physical Therapist license applicant by the State of California (applicant status not to exceed four months).

CCS PHYSICAL THERAPIST II: Possession of a valid Certificate of Licensure as a Physical Therapist issued by the State of California Physical Therapy Board within 30 days of hire date, and one year of experience as a physical therapist in pediatrics.

Additional Qualifications: Independent travel will be required. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License is required.

Knowledge of: CCS OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPIST I: concepts, scope, principles, and practices of physical or occupational therapy services; normal and abnormal growth and development of children; human anatomy and physiology, including all systems of the body with emphasis on musculoskeletal and nervous systems; pathophysiological conditions resulting from injury and disease; psychosocial reactions to illness and disease; special medical problems of high-risk infants; standard physical or occupational therapy assessment tools and tests; self-care and daily living skills needed by patients for maximum independent living; standard physical or occupational therapy documentation format and requirements; durable medical equipment, adaptive aids, and orthopedic devices used in pediatric rehabilitation treatment; professional ethics and conduct; and medical-legal aspects of physical or occupational therapy services. CCS OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPIST II: In addition to the above: principles and practices of pediatric physical or occupational therapy services and application and use of specialized physical or occupational therapy treatment techniques and equipment.

Ability to: CCS OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPIST I: evaluate the functional capabilities of children with a variety of disabling conditions; interpret assessment results; develop treatment plans; construct splints or adaptive equipment; teach the use of orthopedic devices and adaptive equipment; explain treatment techniques, equipment, and programs to persons with varying degrees of technical understanding; establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, their families, care givers, and other medical and educational staff; work as part of interdisciplinary team; act effectively in medical emergencies; collect and analyze data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations; keep accurate records; and use clear and concise language in written and oral communications. CCS OCCUPATIONAL/PHYSICAL THERAPIST II: In addition to the above: administer specialized treatment techniques, use special treatment equipment, and provide profession specific guidance and instruction to others.
 



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