FILING START DATE:
August 7, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.EXAM NUMBER:
Y5794UTYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE TEH EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.
Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing.MISSION
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.DEFINITION:
Performs ultrasonic examinations of patients and records images useful for the diagnosis of pregnancy and pathological conditions affecting various parts of the body.
Essential Job Functions
- Selects the appropriate operating mode for the specific ultrasonic examination, selects intervals of body sections, manipulates the transducer, and selects and photographs ultrasonic images for diagnosis by the physician.
- Conducts examinations of cardiac motions, recognizes abnormal conditions, and adjusts recording technique to obtain appropriate display. Such examination displays cardiac chamber size, motion of valves, and all parts of the heart.
- Measures biparietal diameter and brain midline position from display echograms.
- Conducts examination of pregnant patients to determine placental localization, fetal position, and multiple gestation, or abnormalities such as coexisting tumors.
- Obtains images of internal organs with ultrasound techniques as an aid to differential diagnosis of cysts, abscesses and other pathological conditions.
- Tests and records fetal heartbeat and adult vascular characteristics for evaluation with ultrasonic images by a physician.
- Conducts fetal echocardiograms.
- Checks the patient's history to anticipate effects of previous surgery, childbirth and other conditions on the ultrasonic image of internal organs.
- Elicits the cooperation of patients, explains the procedure, and calms those who have fears regarding the examination.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of a training program in diagnostic ultrasound technology* -OR- one year's experience in ultrasound techniques under the direction of a physician trained in ultrasound technology.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 weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*A certificate of completion in diagnostic ultrasound technology training program must
be attached to your application at the time of filing, or within 15 days of filing online.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess desirable qualifications in excess of the Minimum Requirements:
- Certificate of American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information weighted 100%.
Additional points will be awarded to applicants with additional experience beyond the Minimum Requirements.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be added to the eligible register.Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.AVAILABLE SHIFT:
The eligible register 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 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.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" 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 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., PT, 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 at GMargosian@dhs.lacounty.gov
, 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.Fair Chance Initiative
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 individual 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
Germine Margosian, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8572GMargosian@dhs.lacounty.govADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE