Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources - Los Angeles, CA4.2

Full-time$42,000 - $55,000 a year
Open Competitive Job Opportunity


August 28, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

Who We Are:
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County's effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow.

Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

We are looking for an individual who is:
A licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or U.S. Military Medical Corpsman with experience providing emergency medical care.
Motivated and eager to assist medical and nursing staff in a dynamic environment
Able to prioritize, multitask and quickly adapt to changes in work flow
Knowledgeable in use of medical equipment and technology used in emergency medical care.
Able to perform work with integrity while demonstrating respect, compassion and regard for patients, visitors, and coworkers to ensure a professional and courteous environment.
A team-player with a positive attitude and effective interpersonal and organizational skills
Willing to work with a variety of patients (i.e., psychiatric, substance-use disorders, homeless, inmates, etc.)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:As a Hospital Medical Assistant, you will:
Serve as a member of the Department of Emergency Medicine's emergency response teams, including Code Green, Code Triage, Disaster, Decon, and Lift Teams.
Assist nursing staff with patient triage, including taking vital and orthostatic vital signs, and with patient flow, patient transport and other supportive services.
Assist physicians with procedures such as lumbar puncture or thoracentesis by preparing the room and patient for the procedure.
Splint sprains, remove casts and other external devices from patients.
Perform venipuncture on patients for laboratory tests and cultures.
Prepare patients for examinations, including positioning, draping, disinfecting treatment sites and passing instruments; cleaning, irrigating and debriding wounds and burns; applying and/or removing dressings and bandages; collecting urine and other specimens, and preserving them for laboratory testing; taking cardiac electro-diagram tracings.
Conduct daily inspections of all equipment used in the emergency treatment areas to ensure proper functioning and availability, and assist in the initial cleaning of equipment prior to transport to central services for sterilization.
Stock and prepare examination rooms and treatment areas, including ensuring adequate levels of supplies, cleaning instruments, changing linen, exchanging solutions and maintaining cleanliness.

Selection Requirements
The Department of Health Services is looking for candidates that meet one of the following qualifications:

Option I:
One year of experience as an Emergency Medical Technician in a hospital emergency department or pre-hospital care setting* within the last three (3) years and a valid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification issued by an approved California Certifying agency**.

Option II:
One year of experience in the provision of emergency medical care as a medical corpsman in a military setting or acute care hospital within the last three (3) years and Certificate of completion of a U.S. Military Medical Corpsman Training Program***.

License and Certificates Requirements:
The Hospital Medical Assistant will also need to have the following licenses and certificates:
A valid certificate to practice as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I (CPT1) issued by the California Department of Public Health. (Valid and Current California State Phlebotomy Certification is required within six (6) months from time of appointment and as a condition of completing probation).
A current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) 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.
The required license(s) and certification(s) must be current, active and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will not be accepted.

Please ensure the Certification/License Section is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for each license as specified in the Selection Requirements.

Physical Expectations:
This job requires moderate physical effort which may include standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Special Requirement Information:
  • Pre-hospital care setting is defined as: any setting where medical care is given by a licensed EMT to an ill or injured patient before the patient reaches the hospital emergency department.
**For a list of approved California certifying agencies, please click the following link:

*** If qualifying under Option II, Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their Certificate of completion of a U.S. Military Corpsman Training Program to their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of certification will be rejected.

**** Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected.

Desirable Qualifications:
Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualification:
Additional experience, within the last three (3) years, in excess of the selection requirements.

Once we have determined that you meet the selection requirements, we will evaluate your training and experience based upon your application information and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination to be placed on the eligible register.

Eligibility Information:
Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Special Information:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Vacancy Information:
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies at LAC+USC Medical Center.

Available Shift:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Application and Filing Information:
We only accept applications submitted on Please ensure that you submit your application and additional documents by 5:00 pm, PST, on or before that last filing date.

We do not accept applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Note: If you have issues submitting any documents during the online application filing, you may email the documents to the Exam Analyst, Christina Roy at within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include your full name, examination number and examination title in the subject of your email.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the selection requirements. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely to receive full credit for related education and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. Please do not group your experience, for each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

Please note that All information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION. We may reject your application at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment is made.
FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be REJECTED.
It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three elements: ACTION you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that action, and the BENEFIT that was realized from your action. Include specific reference to the impact you made in the positions you have held.
Social Security Number: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be complete on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

No Sharing of User ID, e-mail and Password: All applicants must file their application 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.

ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 914-7111

Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099

California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922

Department Contact:
Christina Roy, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7837