SENIOR STUDENT WORKER, NURSING

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Temporary Internship Public Health
  • Salary: $17.11 Hourly

Job Description



TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER
Y5118M

FILING START DATE
8/7/18 AT 8:00 A.M.(PST)

THIS EXAMINATION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

DEFINITION:
Provides basic technical nursing care and clerical support services for assigned patients.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a registered nurse and perform basic technical nursing care and limited technical nursing care of newborn, adults, children and adolescents or clerical duties on a patient unit as related to admissions, discharges, and the maintenance of patient, unit records, and supplies. Incumbents are expected to exercise progressively developing technical skills and knowledge in nursing, while enhancing with practical experience their academic preparation for working on a full-time of professional basis in nursing.

Essential Job Functions

Make rounds on assigned patients, answers and responds to patient call lights and/or request.

Applies protective devices such as side rails for the safety of patients; Monitors and maintains the safety of patients with suicidal ideation, psychiatric hold and/or confusion to prevent harm at all times.

Positions and assists ambulate patients and transports them by bed, stretcher or wheelchair.

Assist in feeding or feeds patient meals when necessary.

Takes and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height and weight, and intake and output (Notify Charge Nurse of abnormal vital signs immediately).

Performs therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises to patients as directed and assists in bowel and bladder training.

Measures and records liquid intake and output on patients with closed urinary drainage systems.

Maintains patient records and where appropriate writes brief reports reflecting any changes observed in the patient's condition, behavior, medication, and equipment.

Provides decubitus care by changing patient position when needed.

Assist in admission, transfer and discharge procedures, which include but not limited to the following: placing patient in bed, familiarize the patient to the room, tend to patient needs, listing and making proper distribution of patient's clothing and valuables.

Administers special baths to patients such as sitz, and cooling as necessary.

Observes oxygen therapy and maintains safety measures by monitoring pressure according to required standards of operation before and during therapy.

Collects specimens such as urine, stool, and sputum from patients.

Observes gastric suction apparatus for proper functioning and application according to standard procedure and policy.

Assists RNs and/or LVNs in treatment procedures as directed; Perform errands as directed by the RN supervisor.

Observes I.V. infusion for proper functioning and application.

Maintains wet dressings on patients by reapplying dressing as necessary.
Assist the RN with post-mortem related duties such as changing bed linen after the removal of a patient's remains.
Requirements
MINIMUMREQUIREMENTS:

Current enrollment in an accredited registered nursing program and successful completion of at least one year or four quarters of clinical nursing courses.*

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 function.

PHYSICAL CLASS III- Moderate: Includes 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:
*Applicants MUST attach an official letter (with school seal) from an accredited nursing program verifying current enrollment status at timeof filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualification in excess of the Minimum Requirements:
  • Experience providing patient care in a healthcare setting.**
  • Current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.***
**For this examination, a healthcare setting includes, but is not limited to, acute-care, hospital, physicians' offices, urgent-care centers, outpatient clinics, and skilled nursing facilities.

***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.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education 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 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 score on this examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

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

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
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.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking 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.

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, and description of work performed.If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE:
If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the documents to the Exam Analyst, Yolanda Ramosat yramos@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include exam number and exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE:
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 USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA COORDINATOR:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Yolanda Ramos, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7963
yramos@dhs.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: