San Joaquin County Public Health Services is recruiting to fill one part time Physical Therapist assistant position. The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a special program within California Children's Services that includes Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) for children birth to 21 years old with eligible conditions including but not limited to: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and muscular dystrophy. Therapy services are provided at outpatient rehabilitation units located in public schools. These units are called Medical Therapy Units (MTU). MTU is opened from 8:00am-4:30pm M-F at four locations: Lodi, Stockton, Manteca, Tracy.
Please click on the following link to review the recruitment brochure:
Physical Therapist Assistant
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
Licenses and Certificates: Current licensure as a Physical Therapy Assistant by the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBOC) and, if required by the nature of the assignment, possession of a valid California driver's license
Principles, methods, materials, and equipment used in physical therapy; basic principles of anatomy and physiology; safe methods of positioning patients for treatment; body mechanics and safety procedures; possible hazards to patients during treatment and necessary precautionary and remedial measures; basic medical record keeping; basic computer operations, including pertinent software.
Demonstrate to patients and others, acceptable therapeutic techniques utilized in a wide variety of physical therapies; follow, understand, interpret, and implement a licensed therapist's written or oral directions regarding physical therapy treatment plans; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, staff and others; utilize computers and standard office automation equipment; complete accurate medical records and/or charts; prepare reports.
Mobility-Frequent standing for long periods; constant walking; occasional pushing/pulling; frequent bending/squatting; Lifting-Occasional lifting of 5 to 50 pounds; restraining, lifting/turning, transferring people; Vision-Frequent color perception; occasional eye/hand coordination, peripheral vision and depth perception; frequent reading; Dexterity-Frequent holding and repetitive motion; frequent reaching, grasping and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing normal speech, talking in person, talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on the telephone and hearing faint sounds; Special Requirements-May require occasional overtime, and weekend or evening work; Emotional/Psychological-Occasional emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief and death; occasional exposure to depression and psychiatric disorders in patients; constant public contact and decision making; constant concentration required; Environmental-Occasional exposure to noise; may be exposed to varied indoor temperatures, occasional exposure to cleaning agents.
Health Insurance: San Joaquin County provides employees with a choice of three health plans: a Kaiser Plan, a Select Plan, and a Premier Plan. Employees pay a portion of the cost of the premium. Dependent coverage is also available.
Dental Insurance: The County provides employees with a choice of two dental plans: Delta Dental and Pacific Union Dental. There is no cost for employee only coverage in either plan; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.
Vision Insurance: The County provides vision coverage through Vision Service Plan (VSP). There is no cost for employee only coverage; dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense.
For more detailed information on the County’s benefits program, visit our website at www.sjgov.org under Human Resources/Benefits.
Life Insurance: The County provides eligible employees with life insurance coverage as follows:
1 but less than 3 years of continuous service: $1,000 3 but less than 5 years of continuous service: $3,000 5 but less than 10 years of continuous service: $5,00010 years of continuous service or more: $10,000
Employee may purchase additional term life insurance at the group rate.
125 Flexible Benefits Plan: This is a voluntary program that allows employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for health-related expenses that are not paid by a medical, dental or vision plan (Health Flexible Spending Account $2080 annual limit); and dependent care costs (Dependent Care Assistance Plan $5000 annual limit).
Retirement Plan: Employees of the County are covered by the County Retirement Law of 1937. Please visit the San Joaquin County Employees’ Retirement Association (SJCERA) at www.sjcera.org for more information. NOTE: If you are receiving a retirement allowance from another California county covered by the County Employees’ Retirement Act of 1937 or from any governmental agency covered by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), you are advised to contact the Retirement Officer of the Retirement Plan from which you retired to determine what effect employment in San Joaquin County would have on your retirement allowance.
Deferred Compensation: The county maintains a deferred compensation plan under Section 457 of the IRS code. You may annually contribute $17,500 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less. Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $23,000.
Vacation: Maximum earned vacation is 10 days each year up to 3 years; 15 days after 3 years; 20 days after 10 years; and 23 days after 20 years.
Holiday: For current Civil Service employees: 14 paid holidays per year. For new employees: 10 paid holidays per year.
Sick Leave: 12 working days of sick leave annually with unlimited accumulation. Sick leave incentive: An employee is eligible to receive eight hours administrative leave if the leave balance equals at least one- half of the cumulative amount that the employee is eligible to accrue. The employee must also be on payroll during the entire calendar year.
Bereavement Leave: 3 days of paid leave for the death of an immediate family member, 2 additional days of accrued leave for death of employee’s spouse, domestic partner, parent or child.
Merit Salary Increase: New employees will receive the starting salary, which is the first step of the salary range. After employees serve 52 weeks (2080 hours) on each step of the range, they are eligible for a merit increase to the next step.
Job Sharing: Employees may agree to job-share a position, subject to approval by a Department Head and the Director of Human Resources.
Educational Reimbursement Program: Eligible employees may be reimbursed for career-related course work up to a maximum of $850 per fiscal year. Eligible employees enrolled in an approved four (4) year College or University academic program may be reimbursed up to $800 per semester for a maximum of $1600 per fiscal year.
Parking Supplemental Downtown Stockton: The County contributes up to $17 per pay period for employees who pay for parking and are assigned to work in the Downtown Core Area.
School Activities: Employees may take up to 40 hours per year, but not more than eight (8) hours per month, to participate in their children’s school activities.