AMBULANCE DRIVER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 05, 2021
Full Time Transportation or Transit
  • Salary: $40,743.36 - $54,784.32 Annually USD

Job Description

FILING START DATE: 08/20/20 at 9:00 A.M. (PT)

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

EXAM NUMBER : Y5065B

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD AND UPDATE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.

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.

THE MISSION:
Our mission is to advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Drives an ambulance to transport patients to and from County and non-County hospitals and institutions on emergency and non-emergency calls.

Essential Job Functions

Drives an ambulance in compliance with State and local traffic laws and ordinances and County policies and procedures to transport ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, wheelchair patients and stretcher patients who may be either acute or non-acute to and from their homes and County or non-County health care facilities.

Responsible for the safe transportation of the patients and ambulance crew.

Determines the ambulance speed and emergency driving conditions for transporting acute stretcher patients.

Lifts and transfers patients between beds and stretchers or height-adjustable ambulance cots equipped with wheels.

Carries patients in stretchers and wheels patients in stretchers or wheelchairs.

Lifts patients into and out of an ambulance and positions them securely in the ambulance.

Notifies Ambulance Dispatcher by telephone or radio of traffic accident involving ambulance or any other emergency requiring a change in the route or trip plan such as need for transporting a patient directly to a County hospital or the nearest emergency hospital.

Reports any traffic accidents in accordance with California State Motor Vehicle Code and completes required accident reports.

Stops ambulance and assists Ambulance Medical Technician in restraining patients who become irrational or violent.

While en route, stops at scene of accident or other emergency and provides emergency care, if necessary.

Completes Driver's Daily Trip Report including entries of information about ambulance servicing and patients transported. This includes patient's name and address, departure and return times, mileage, and any unusual circumstances or services performed such as the use of siren or oxygen.

Reports any accompanying medial or non-medical personnel.

Operates radio equipment to maintain constant communication capability.

Inspects ambulance and reports necessary repairs; checks and adds gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and wiper fluid.

Perform duties of Ambulance Medical Technician on an emergency relief basis.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two (2) years of experience with an ambulance service of which one (1) year must have been in the capacity of an ambulance driver.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License* is required.

A California Class B Driver license may be required at a later date. This license is required when more than nine persons are in the vehicle.

*Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record form the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicants's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

CERTIFICATION :
**A current valid California Ambulance Driver Certificate including a valid Medical Certificate, and a valid California Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.

A valid California Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate or a valid California Paramedic license may be submitted in lieu of the California Emergency Technician Certificate.


Please be sure to include the title of the required license/certification(s) number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency.

The required license/certificate(s) must be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, or restricted license/certificate(s) will NOT be accepted.

PHYSICAL CLASS IV - Arduous :
Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
  • Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess relevant experience in excess of the Minimum Requirements.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience and desirable qualifications based on application information weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on 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 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:
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AND PASS A URINE DRUG SCREEN TEST AS PART OF THE REPLACEMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The current vacancies are located within the Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Systems Agency.

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 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 meet 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 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. Do not group your experience. 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.

**You MUST attach a legible photocopy of the required certificate(s) to your application at the time of filing. If you are unable to to attach the required documents, you must e-mail them to the Exam Analyst, within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please provide your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed person have a social security number.

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
Arlen Mirzakhanian, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-8437
AMirzakhanian2@dhs.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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