FIRST DAY OF FILING:
March 11, 2020 @ 9:00 AM, PSTUNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICES ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICEEXAM NUMBER:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYDEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest health system in the nation, providing compassionate, quality care through its integrated system of hospitals and community-based clinics. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 22,000 staff and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. DHS leads the County's effort to provide health services to the residents of Los Angeles County, of which approximately two million are uninsured. DHS hospitals also conduct post-graduate medical education through university affiliations for interns, residents and fellows to train the physician workforce for tomorrow. 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:
Coordinates the transfer of emergency patients to the most suitable County or non-County hospital.
Essential Job Functions
Informs personnel of the referring hospital and the receiving hospital regarding arrangements made, time plan and name of physicians, nurses or counterparts at opposite point.
Performs data entry and utilizes computer to log calls, record information and decide if requests should be handled as routine, urgent, stat or critical.
Receives telephone calls from community hospital requesting transfer of emergency or acute care patients to County or non-County hospitals.
Evaluates patient's physical condition, medical needs, age, resources and location to decide on suitable placement.
In case of major emergency or disaster, assists in deploying ambulance, triage teams and equipment; alerting area hospitals; and coordination the transport of victims.
Arranges for transport by helicopter if warranted and for connecting ambulance services.
Determines availability of bed in nearest County hospital capable of providing specialized care and confirms admission of patient or if unable to arrange for transfer to a County or non-County hospital, continues search until agreement is reached with other suitable hospital able to receive patient.
Assists in determining appropriate mode of transportation and, if appropriate, arranges with Central Dispatch Office for properly equipped and staffed vehicle to transfer patient.
Performs the patients verification of medical insurance.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Successful completion of at least (1) one of the following programs/courses followed by (2) two years of providing care to emergency or critical patients as a:
1) Registered Nurse, 2) Licensed Vocational Nurse, or 3) Military Corpsman, or 4) Paramedic.LICENSE:
To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a valid State licensure as a Registered Nurse*, Licensed Vocational Nurse** or Paramedic*** - OR -
have Military Corpsman experience, with a valid California Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate at time of applying. Certificate /License Information:
Please ensure the Certification/License Section of the application is completed. Provide the title of the certificate, the number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Selection Requirements. Please attach a photocopy of the certificate to your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. The required license and certification MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will NOT be accepted.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.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
- Credit will be given to applicants who possess additional experience in excess of the Selection Requirements.
License and Certification Information
*To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing -OR- have a license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Registered Nursing, within the United States of America.
**To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing -OR- have a license to practice as a Vocational Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Vocational Nursing, within the United States of America.
***To compete in this examination process, applicants must have a license to practice as a Paramedic issued by the State of California.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each part of this examination in order to be added to 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 in 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.SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees may be required to work any shift
, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
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.VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Health Services' (DHS) and throughout the County of Los Angeles as they occur.APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. Hardcopy/paper applications submitted by U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON will not be accepted.Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking on the green "APPLY
" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly
shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for relevant education, and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. Do not group your experience.
For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position 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
. IMPORTANT NOTES :
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER :
- All information and documents provided by applicants 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/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.
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, E-MAIL, AND PASSWORD :
All applicants must file their application 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) 735-2922DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Sylvia Jaimez, Exam Analyst