DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
EXAM NUMBER: Y4895R
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 6/23/2011SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION:
Due to the Manpower Shortage Recruitment, new appointments and current incumbents shall be compensated at Step5 of the applicable salary range. This is in effect until June 30, 2019 or until it is determined that a shortage no longer exists, whichever is sooner.DEFINITION
: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 automated methodology, under the supervision of a physician or a Supervising Clinical Laboratory Scientist in a general or a specialized medical laboratory on any shift
Essential Job Functions
- Performs specific tests on specimens such as whole blood, plasma, serum, urine and other body fluids to determine the presence and quantity of metabolic substances or to identify the presence and amount of toxic substances.
- Draws and/or types and cross-matches donor or recipient blood; performs serological tests to identify the presence and measures the quantities of antibodies associated with medical conditions.
- Cultures, isolates and identifies microorganisms, performs microscopic examinations of blood or body fluid samples.
- Performs preventative maintenance, calibrations and troubleshoots instrument malfunctions.
- Performs and evaluates quality control, accounts for the validity of test results and institutes corrective actions.
- And trains lab assistants, licensed trainees, new laboratory scientists and medical personnel in training.
- And oversees the work of Laboratory Assistants assigned to assist with testing.
Requirements Selection Requirements
Valid and Current Clinical Laboratory Scientist's license, issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.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.License:
Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.
Additional Information Special Requirement Information:
Applicants must attach a valid legible photocopy of their license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist at the time of filing. Applicants who currently practice and/or reside in another state, must have a valid and unrestricted license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have a license to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.The required license must be current and unrestricted ; a provisional, probationary or restricted license will not be accepted.Withhold Information:
Applicants who do not possess a Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the State of California Department of Health Services at the time of filing, may compete in this examination; however, the names of such candidates will be withheld from the certification for employment until the required license is presented. Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the state in which they currently practice and/or reside to the application at the time of filing.Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.Available Shift:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of your training and experience based upon application information weighted at 100%.Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher to be added to the Eligible Register.Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.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 for this examination more than once every six (6) months.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.
from the Class Specification and Selection 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 without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet theselection 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:
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.Department Contact:
AMunoz4@dhs.lacounty.govADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 869-7124California Relay Services Phone: