MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST, LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEMS

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services Public Health Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $88,605.84 - $116,204.88 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:
Y4899K

JOB TYPE:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
October 21, 2019 @ 8:00 AM, PST

UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICES ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS TO UPDATE THE 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
Our mission is to ensure access to high-quality, patient-centered, cost-effective health care to Los Angeles County residents through direct services at DHS facilities and through collaboration with community and university partners.

DEFINITION
Designs, manages, and maintains a clinical or public health laboratory information system.

Essential Job Functions

Develops, designs and formats management reports utilizing a report-writer program.

Conducts system-verification tests to ensure the operational accuracy of data transmission related to database/client and equipment interfaces and test code reproducibility.

Acts as a liaison between the laboratory unit and other units within the medical facility, department or external agencies and clients concerning problems with the laboratory information system.

Assists in implementing, supporting and may validate electronic interfaces linking the laboratory information system to other information systems or instruments.

Assists in conducting training programs for laboratory personnel in the use of laboratory information systems.

Analyzes and oversees and may revise existing laboratory information system applications and associated test code definitions for analytical tests on human, animal and environmental specimens.

May act as liaison between the laboratory unit and the contract maintenance and repair service.

Maintains and updates the master test file, user and client profiles, procedure and security clearance files and access user levels.

Develops and documents backup procedures to ensure the viability and accessibility of laboratory information and operations in the event of system malfunction.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Three years' experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist* or Public Health Microbiologist** in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) - certified laboratory.

***LICENSE:
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services: Clinical Laboratory Scientist license issued by the California Department of Public Health.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Limited Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Microbiologist Scientist License, or Public Health Microbiologist Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health.

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Experience as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist is defined as: 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 instrumented methodology.

**Experience as a Public Health Microbiologist is defined as: performs a variety of standardized public health laboratory tests within a specialized area (such as bacteriology, virology, serology, or parasitology) or across specialty lines.

***Applicants must attach a photocopy of the required license or certificate to your application at the time of filing online, or email the required license to exam analyst at AShaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online. Applications submitted without the required license will be rejected as incomplete. The original license must be presented during the selection process and prior the appointment.

The required license MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience using Cerner System for managing hospital laboratory reports.


Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualification based upon application information, 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 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.

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 AShaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.

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

SPECIAL INFORMATION :
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Available Shift: Any

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health Services.

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 will be processed on an as received basis. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the 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 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 ALSO 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, 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 date of filing will not be accepted.

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 or friend's user ID and password my erase a candidate's original application record.

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 individualized 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.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Ani Shaboyan, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8251
Ashaboyan@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
800-735-2922


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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