This examination is being given to fill a vacancy in the Therapy Services Department in San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.
San Joaquin County General Hospital is seeking dynamic, highly motivated and team oriented Physical Therapists to become part of the hospital’s Therapy Services Department and provide treatment for a variety of disabling conditions, injuries and diseases for patients of all ages.
San Joaquin General Hospital is a public hospital certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. The hospital Certified Stroke Program has achieved recognition by American Heart & Stroke Association and is recipient of the Gold Plus Award. SJGH’s provides comprehensive treatment for trauma patients as the designated Level III Trauma Center for San Joaquin County.
Click on the following link for more information regarding San Joaquin General Hospital : https://www.sanjoaquingeneral.org/virtual-tour
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.
- Performs the most complex physical therapy evaluations and interprets findings; plans, implements, and coordinates all types of physical therapeutic treatment programs for patients; establishes appropriate treatment goals; uses equipment properly.
- Coordinates treatment programs with physicians, nurses, professional and para-professional staff; responsible for physical therapy services provided by physical therapist assistants.
- Assists with departmental orientation of staff; serves as a resource for other therapists; consults with supervisory staff and may provide input into employee and intern performance evaluations; may act as lead therapist and/or preceptor for physical therapists and other professional and para-professional staff.
- Conducts and/or attends in-service education programs for a variety of departmental and hospital personnel; conducts education programs in the community.
- Attends staff meetings and patient conferences.
- Assists to ensure quality care and staff and/or patient safety.
- Maintains accurate records and prepares written reports.
- Prepares and presents, within established guidelines, clinical projects as assigned; assists with departmental projects and program development; may coordinate research projects.
- May serve as Center Coordinator of Clinical Education for university physical therapy programs.
Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience as a licensed physical therapist performing diagnostic and therapeutic physical therapy techniques for a variety of disabling conditions.
Special Requirement: EITHER:(1) certification in a specific treatment technique such as neurodevelopmental treatment, infant massage, Folsom Manual Therapy, or other techniques as approved by and certification acceptable to the Department of Health Care Services or San Joaquin General Hospital; OR: (2) certification as a specialist with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties or other recognized specialty boards.
If assigned as Center Coordinator of Clinical Education, a Clinical Instructor credential is desirable.
Licenses: Must possess and maintain a current license as a Physical Therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBOC); and, if required by the nature of the assignment, must also possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license.
Current physical therapy theory, principles, methods, and equipment; anatomy and physiology; principles of psychological and physiological problems of persons with disabling conditions; principles of clinical supervision; medical terminology; basic medical record keeping; basic computer operations, including pertinent software.
Organize and implement physical therapy treatment programs; teach techniques of treatment in specialty areas; conduct individual and group treatment programs; interpret and adapt physician’s orders and/or written reports; gather, analyze, interpret and report statistical data; prepare complex written reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, parents, caregivers, staff and others; teach advanced therapeutic techniques and modalities to others; direct the work of others, including physical therapy services provided by para-professional staff; interpret and implement regulatory standards; utilize computers and office automation equipment; complete accurate medical records and/or charts.
Mobility - operation of a data entry device; frequent standing for long periods; occasional sitting; 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 occasional repetitive motion; frequent reaching, grasping and writing; occasional manual operation of equipment and hand tools; 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; frequent concentration required; Environmental - occasional exposure to noise; may be exposed to varied indoor temperatures, occasional exposure to cleaning agents.
Employees hired into this classification are members of a bargaining unit which is represented by SEIU Local 1021.
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 United Health Care-Select Managed Care Direct Compensation Plan. 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/Employee 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: $5,000
10 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 $2550 annual limit with a $500 carry over); 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 $18,000 or 100% of your includible compensation, whichever is less. Individuals age 50 or older may contribute to their plan, up to $24,000. The Roth IRA (after tax) is also now available.
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.
Holidays: Effective July 1, 2017, all civil service status employees earn 14 paid holidays each year. Please see the appopriate MOU for details regarding holidays, accruals, use, and cashability of accrued time.
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 anapproved four (4) year College or University academic programmay 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.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will go through the following examination process:
- Written Exam: The civil service written exam is a multiple choice format. If the written exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Oral Exam: The oral exam is a structured interview process that will assess the candidate’s education, training, and experience and may include a practical exercise. The oral exam selection process is not a hiring interview. A panel of up to four people will determine the candidate’s score and rank for placement on the eligible list. Top candidates from the eligible list are referred for hiring interviews. If the oral exam is administered alone, it will be 100% of the overall score. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Written & Oral Exam: If both a written exam and an oral exam is administered, the written exam is weighted at 60% and the oral exam is weighted at 40% unless otherwise indicated on the announcement. Candidates must achieve a minimum rating of 70% on each examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.
- Rate-out: A rate-out is an examination that involves a paper rating of the candidate’s application using the following criteria: education, training, and experience. Candidates will not be scheduled for the rate-out process.
Note: The rating of 70 referred to may be the same or other than an arithmetic 70% of the total possible points.
Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.
Veteran’s Points: Eligible veterans, unmarried widows and widowers of veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have been honorably discharged and who have served during wartime shall be given veteran’s points in initial appointment to County service. Eligible veterans receive 5 points and eligible disabled veterans receive 10 points. Disabled veterans must submit a recent award letter stating a 10% service connected disability issued by the United States Veterans Administration. Note: A copy of your DD214 showing the discharge type must be received in the Human Resources by the date of the examination.
Acceptable wartime service dates:
September 16, 1940 to December 31, 1946
June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955
August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975
Persian Gulf War, August 2, 1990, through a date to be set by law or Presidential Proclamation.
Eligible Lists: Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list for that classification. Eligible lists are effective for one year, but may be extended up to two additional years by the Civil Service Commission.
Certification/Referral:Names from the eligible list will be referred to the hiring department by the following methods.
- Rule of the Rank:The top three ranks will be referred for hiring interviews. If there are less than 5 names in the top three ranks the next rank is referred. This applies only to open competitive recruitments.
- Rule of Five: The top five names will be referred for hiring interviews. This applies only to department or countywide promotional examination.
Physical Exam: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.
Pre-Employment Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.
Employment of Relatives:Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grand parent, grand child or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when;
They are related to the Appointing Authority or
The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other.
Department Head may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.
Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
By mail or in person:
San JoaquinCountyHuman Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, Ca 95202
Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370
For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).
San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy:San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.
Equal Opportunity Employer: San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go towww.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.