SUPERVISING RADIATION THERAPY TECHNOLOGIST

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $104,261.52 - $140,504.88 Annually USD

Job Description

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER
Y5811B

FILING DATE

MAY 12, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) - UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

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. Through its integrated system of 26 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for over 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.2 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov.

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:

Exercises technical and administrative supervision over personnel engaged in administering radiation treatments for the cure and palliation of disease.
Essential Job Functions
  • Schedules, assigns and rotates technologists through various posts to obtain flexibility of assignment and assure operational continuity of services.
  • Evaluates work performances, interviews for hire, recommends resolution of employee relation's problems, and counsels employees in work-related problems.
  • Schedules, assigns and rotates technologists through various posts to obtain flexibility of assignment and assure operational continuity of services.
  • Reviews treatment plan observes equipment settings, patient handling and shielding techniques for adherence to prescribed protocol and standards of ethics and performance and provides corrective direction to personnel.
  • Trains personnel in the clinical radiation therapy treatment and communicable disease control techniques; grades performance and documents evidence of completion of training.
  • Provides guidance and trains therapists in molding and casting shields and fitting them to Linear Accelerators.
  • Reviews therapist's operation of therapy machines, for proper technique and procedures and to determine need for maintenance and repair and directs the ordering of supplies to ensure operational continuity of the radiation therapy section.
  • Trains technologists in the operation of computer-controlled equipment and positioning patient by operating electrical controls.
  • Prepares statistical reports of daily operations, employee competency and reports of operational status of equipment; uses these to project and substantiate budgetary requests for equipment and personnel.
  • Develops and revises radiation therapy procedures to supervisors and implements changes in operations as authorized.
  • Attends seminars in the field of radiotherapy technology to maintain knowledge of developments in equipment and procedures.


Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Two years of experience in the administration of radio therapy treatments under the supervision of a radiologist.

LICENSE(S) AND CERTIFICATE(S):
Certification in Therapeutic Radiologic Technology issued by the State of California, Department of Public Health -AND- Certification in Radiation Therapy issued by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT).*

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:

* Please be sure to attach a legible photocopy of the required license, certificate, and/or permit of compliance to your application at the time of filing or email it to the analyst within 15 calendar days from filing online. Applications submitted without the required license and certificate will be considered incomplete. The original license and the certificate must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.

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

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION(S):

Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
  • Experience in providing radiation treatment to patients using the Varian ARIA Oncology Information System.
  • Experience with operating Cerner Electronic Health Record System.
  • Additional experience in excess of the Selection Requirements.
  • Experience leading or supervising** Radiation Therapy staff.

** For this examination, leading or supervisory experience is defined as having the responsibility for assigning, coordinating, and reviewing the work, ensuring proper work methods are followed and providing technical assistance and training.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added 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 placed on 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.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

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

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" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

You may be required to verify your email address before the application can be submitted by entering a six-digit code sent to your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

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 Selection 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, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you can email the documents to the exam analyst, Germine Margosian, at gmargosian@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add gmargosian@dhs.lacounty.gvo 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. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records

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.

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.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout LA County. Refer to their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.

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.

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 .

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (323) 914-7111

TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: (800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:

Germine Margosian, Exam Analyst
gmargosian@dhs.lacounty.gov
(323) 914-5137
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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