PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST II

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 07, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $60,318.72 - $79,107.36 Annually

Job Description





DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES


FILING START DATE:
APRIL 27, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) - UNTIL THE NEED OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

EXAM NUMBER:
Y5568K

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE OTHERREQUIREMENT INFORMATION. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.

DEFINITION:
Performs a full range of diagnostic pulmonary function examinations to measure the pulmonary physiological capacities of adult and pediatric patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Essential Job Functions

Performs full range of pulmonary function tests, as requested by a physician, such as closing volumes, static compliance, oxygen desaturation, cardio-pulmonary exercise studies, methacholine challenge, and CO2 or O2 response to measure the effect of exercise induced stress on oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production, and the amount of physiological dead space in lungs; obtains valid, replicated results in accordance with established laboratory testing procedures and regulatory guidelines.

Participates in the performance of polysomnographic studies to diagnose sleep disorders when assigned to a Sleep Laboratory.

Conducts shunt studies to determine the pulmonary oxygenation efficiency of patients in intensive care units according to established laboratory procedures.

Sets up and calibrates equipment using precision gas mixtures or other methods to ensure equipment complies with regulatory testing guidelines.

Performs quality control tests on equipment according to established laboratory procedures to ensure equipment complies with regulatory testing guidelines; records results in laboratory database or manual quality control log.

Prioritizes patients and samples to be tested under the direction of a higher-level technologist or supervisor, and verifies that arterial and venous samples correspond to the patient.

Performs special procedures, including administering bronchodilators or oxygen during pulmonary testing, or drawing arterial or venous blood samples and compliance testing, according to established laboratory procedures.

Performs analysis of arterial and/or venous blood gas samples by operating electronic and mechanical equipment; examines specimens for rejection criteria and verifies patient identification before performing testing and analysis.

Analyzes tests results by applying normal, abnormal, and/or critical values for tests performed and reports critical values or problems with the sample or test to the appropriate medical staff; records all test results and notes the effort made by the patient and enters information into the pulmonary physiology laboratory computer system; generates reports and graphics as requested.

Performs minor preventive maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment in accordance with laboratory guidelines and reports performance issues to a higher-level technologist or supervisor for resolution; records results of the preventive maintenance in maintenance log.

Assists, as directed, in on-the-job training of students and technologists in the performance of respiratory studies and related pulmonary procedures involving acute patients.

Keeps laboratory areas and equipment clean and orderly in accordance with approved infection control, laboratory, and hospital procedures.

Replenishes laboratory solutions and supplies as necessary.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two (2) years of experience performing respiratory and/or pulmonary procedures, including one year of experience performing at the level of a Pulmonary Physiology Technologist I*.

LICENSE:

A current California State Respiratory Care Practitioner's License** issued by the Respiratory Care Board of California.
Current certification in Basic Life Support** (BLS).

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 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.

SPECIALREQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS:
Current credential as one of the following may be required if assigned to a Sleep Laboratory:
  • Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists
  • Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) by the American Board of Sleep Medicine
  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care
*Pulmonary Physiology Technologist I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as:Performs standard diagnostic pulmonary function examinations to measure basic breathing capacities and lung volume of adult and pediatric patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.

**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 and certificationwill be rejected as incomplete. The original license and certification must be presented during the selection process and prior the appointment.

The required licenseand certification MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary, or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT be accepted.
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information weighted at 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in 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 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 twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

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

Special Information:

Applicants may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Available Shift:
Any

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.

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.

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.

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, at the time of filing or 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.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Ani Shaboya, Exam Analyst
AShaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov
Phone: (323) 914-8251
Fax: (323) 869-0942


Closing Date/Time: