ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH TECHNICIAN II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $64,949.52 - $68,564.88 Annually

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 3/28/2013

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y5561D

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION:
Due to the Manpower Shortage Recruitment, new appointments and current incumbents shall be compensated at Step 5 of the applicable salary range. This is in effect until June 30, 2019or until it is determined that a shortage no longer exists, whichever is sooner.


TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEFINITION:
Performs electroencephalographic special procedures involving surgical, critically ill and terminal, premature and newborn infants, and adultpatients and provides technical guidance to technicians performing standard electroencephalographic examinations.

Essential Job Functions
  • Performs electroencephalographic examinations working with a surgeon in an operating room setting to record brain activity from the exposed cortex of patients.
  • Takes precautions in setting up equipment to insure that it is properly grounded and isolated from interference with other surgical electrical instruments and from contact with the patient.
  • Operates encephalograph, adjusting its sensitivity to reduce voltage to electrodes which have been placed in direct contact with the patient's brain by a physician.
  • Requests repositioning of electrodes by the surgeon to correct for observed pulse artifacts.
  • Performs status epilepticus monitoring of patients who are in a continuous state of recurring seizure.
  • Instructs nursing staff on care of electroencephalographic equipment.
  • Determines whether the source of seizures is general or localized by observing the electroencephalogram and the patient's motor activity.
  • Selects an appropriate montage and attaches electrodes to the patient's head to record electrical potentials, changing electrode placement to obtain an accurate graph using judgment based upon the technician's training and experience.
  • Recognizes onset of seizures by observing patient's motor and ocular activity and records these manifestations on the graph chart as they occur;
  • Collaborates with a physician in determining when sufficient diagnostic data has been recorded.
  • Performs electro-cerebral silence monitoring to determine the absence of brain activity in patients in irreversible coma.
  • Performs evoked potential procedures including neonatal audiometric procedures, visual evoked potentials, and other computer-based averaging techniques.
  • Provides technical guidance and on-the-job instruction to technicians in such tasks as the calibration, operation and care of encephalographic equipment and accessories.
  • Schedules patients for examinations and assists the supervising position in maintaining efficient work flow in unit operation.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Eighteen months ofexperience conducting standard encephalographic examinations and assisting in the performance of complex special procedures. Completion of a recognized training program in electroencephalographic technologymay be substituted for six months of the required experience.

LICENSE:

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.

PHYSICAL CLASSIII - MODERATE:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Special Requirement Information:
Applicants who expect to substitute six (6) months of the required experience in electroencephalography MUST attach a legible copy of certificate of completion to the application AT THE TIME OF FILING.

Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information 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 promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade 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 in this examination more than once every six (6) months.
Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

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 "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 met 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 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 email 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. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, 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.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Annie Hsu, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7828
Ahsu3@dhs.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: