DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
05/17/2016 AT 8:00 a.m., PST - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE SALARY INFORMATION, ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION AND APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS NEED NOT RE-APPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND EXAMINATION NUMBER.
Performs venipuncture and skin puncture to obtain blood specimens from patients for diagnostic testing in a medical or clinical laboratory.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Verifies patient's identification, reviews specimen requisition and testing instructions from physicians and obtains specimens of patient blood for diagnostic testing by means of venipuncture or skin puncture methodology utilizing a syringe, vacutainer, lancet or other approved technique.
Assembles testing equipment such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol work on tray, according to requirements for specified test or procedures.
Calms and reassures patients who are anxious or apprehensive about having blood specimen drawn; explains to patient why specimen is needed in order to elicit cooperation.
Prepares blood samples obtained for diagnostic testing in laboratory. Labels blood sample drawn accurately.
Fixes blood specimen on glass slide by utilizing edge of another glass slide to smear a drop of blood across its surface for the purpose of microscopic examination by other personnel, as needed.
Carries or otherwise forwards all labeled blood specimens drawn to appropriate laboratory for analysis.
Recieves and processes patient specimens by centrifuging, making primary inoculations of media, preparing and staining of smears and/or plates, and operating semi and fully automated equipment, as needed.
Records and transcribes laboratory test requests and results from lab reports and worksheets into a permanent log or computer, as needed.
Sorts and routes laboratory reports to patient's ward or clinics, as needed.
Participates in the facility, department and section Quality Assurance/Assessment activities.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Performs the duties of a Laboratory Assistant or Laboratory Attendant as needed.
Six (6) months of experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Laboratory Assistant*.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light Physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
A valid certificate** to practice as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II issued by the California State Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services (CA DHS-LFS) Phlebotomy Program.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Special Requirement Information:
- Experience at the Level of Laboratory Assistant in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Assists laboratory personnel in the performance of standard laboratory tests on human and other specimens or assigns, trains, and reviews the work of a group of lower-level laboratory positions.
**Applicants must attach a valid, legible photocopy of their Certificate issued by the California State Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services ( CA DHS-LFS) Phlebotomy Program to the application at the time of filing or fax a copy to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.
The required certificate must be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional probationary or restricted certificate will not be accepted.
Completion of at least thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units from an accredited*** college.
***In order to receive credit for the completion of any college units, you must include a legible copy of the official transcripts from the accredited institution with your application at the time of filing or fax the copy of degree to us within (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications weighted 100%
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete for this examination more than once every six (6) months.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
Application and Filing Information
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting.You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-000, 111-11-111. etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
Eric Sanchez, Exam Analyst
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