DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
FIRST FILING DATE: 10-07-16 at 8:00 a.m., PST
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior noticeEXAM NUMBER: Y4920FTYPE OF RECRUITMENT -Open Competitive Job OpportunityDEFINITION:
Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the technical operations of a clinical microbiology laboratory.
Essential Job Functions
- Consults with medical supervision or attending physician staff members to identify microbiological tests considered necessary to aid in the diagnosis of patient illness in a particular hospital setting.
- Analyzes requests for microbiological tests and determines what resources are necessary for their performance at various frequencies in terms of personnel, equipment, materials and other items of supply.
- Decides whether the capability required for test performance at a projected frequency exists in-house and/or what action is necessary to produce such capability; initiates, with approval of medical supervisor, appropriate action to install tests in-house or arrange for performance at another laboratory.
- Determines what specific equipment, media, and other materials and supplies will be used in the performance of individual microbiological test procedures.
- Establishes the scope and nature of the quality control procedures necessary to assure the accuracy and reliability of test results, and continually monitors the performance of such procedures to assure their effectiveness.
- Plans, develops, and conducts an on-going program of education and consultation with the attending physician staff to develop and increase their awareness and understanding of microbiology laboratory capabilities, resolve specific problems of microbial infection, and prevent epidemiological infection within the hospital.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A doctoral degree in medical microbiology or aclosely related field from an accredited* college or university -AND- One year of experienceat the level of a Clinical Microbiologist I** or equivalent in an approved*** clinicallaboratory.LICENSE:
and validlicense to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist or a ClinicalMicrobiologist Scientist issued by the California State Department of Health Services.PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional lightlifting toa 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
In order to meet the Minimum Requirements, applicant must attach a copy of their diploma or official transcript to the application at time of filing, fax or email the copy of diploma or official transcript for us within fifteen (15) calendar days form the date of filing your application online.**
Experience at the level of a Clinical Microbiologist I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Assists a clinical microbiologist supervisor to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the technical operations of a clinicalmicrobiology laboratory.
***An approved laboratory is defined as a clinical laboratory that has a federal issued Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation that authorizes the laboratory to accept human specimens for the purpose of performing laboratory examinations, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologist (CAP), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS),or The Joint Commission.License/Certification Information:
In the license/certification section of your application, be sure to write the title of required license, number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Requirements. Attached a legible photocopy of the required license to your application at the time of filing, fax or email the copy of license to us within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your application online.****
The required license 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 100%.Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
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 apassing 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.SPECIAL INFORMATION
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.AVAILABLE SHIFT:
AnyAPPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATIONAPPLICATIONS 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.
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
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 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, description of work performed, and salary earned. 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 e-mail the documents to the exam analyst, within fifteen (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.DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Ani Shaboyan, Exam Analyst
Ashaboyan@dhs.lacounty.govADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE