MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST, LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Apr 04, 2018
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $83,925.84 - $110,077.20 Annually

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FIRST FILING DATE: 03-20-2017 at 8:00 A.M. PST

EXAM NUMBER: Y4899J

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEFINITION:

Designs, manages, and maintains a clinical or public health laboratory information system.

Essential Job Functions

Analyzes, designs, and formats new or revises existing laboratory information system applications and associated test code definitions for analytical tests on human, animal, and environmental specimens.

Develops, designs, and formats management reports utilizing a report-writer program.

Implements, modifies, and supports electronic interfaces linking the laboratory information system to other information systems or instruments.

Designs and formats laboratory information system applications and conducts system-verification tests to ensure the operational accuracy of data transmission related to database/client and equipment interfaces and test code reproducibility.

Modifies parameters of existing laboratory information applications to conform with updated test methodology or standard value ranges.

Acts as liaison between the laboratory unit and the contract maintenance and repair service.

Maintains and updates the master test file, user and client profiles, procedure and security-clearance files, and access user levels.

Develops and documents backup procedures to ensure the viability and accessibility of laboratory information and operations in the event of a system malfunction.

Assists in conducting training programs for laboratory personnel in the use of the laboratory information system.

Acts as liaison between the laboratory unit and other units within the medical facility, department, or external agencies and clients concerning problems with the laboratory information system.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two years' experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist* or Public Health Microbiologist** in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) - certified laboratory.

***LICENSE:
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services: Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the California Department of Public Health.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist Scientist License, or Public Health Microbiologist Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist is defined as: performs a variety of standardized clinical laboratory tests within a specialized area (such as biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, or immunohematology) or across specialty lines using manual or instrumented methodology.

**Experience as a Public Health Microbiologist is defined as: performs a variety of standardized public health laboratory tests within a specialized area (such as bacteriology, virology, serology, or parasitology) or across specialtylines.

***Applicants must attach a photocopy of the required license or certificate to your applicationat the time of filing online, fax or email the required license to us within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.Applications submitted without the required license will be rejected as incomplete. The original license must be presented during the selection process and prior the appointment.

The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based on application information, weighted 100%.

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

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
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 grade in the examination 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 promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

SPECIAL INFORMATION
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

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 green "Apply" button at the top right of 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 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.

NOTE: 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:
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 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.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Heba Darghli, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8437
hdarghli@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
(800) 735-2922


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