HEAD RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $82,695.36 - $108,460.32 Annually USD

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

FILING DATES:

11/22/2017 - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice

EXAM NUMBER:
Y5591L

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.

DEFINITION:
Assists in the administration and supervision of the respiratory care direct patient care services of a hospital.
Essential Job Functions
Evaluates the performance of subordinate supervisory personnel; recommends discharge or disciplinary action involving subordinate supervisors, respiratory care practitioners, and ancillary personnel; handles employee grievances not resolved at a lower level.

Maintains an equitable distribution of manpower on all shifts by reassigning respiratory care personnel as required to meet immediate and long range overall workload requirements.

Assists the Respiratory Services Manager or the medical director in the preparation of annual budget requests by estimating, compiling, and participating in the justification of personnel, equipment and supply requirements.

Prepares and conducts in-service training programs for all respiratory care personnel covering current developments in respiratory disease treatment and the application of new therapy techniques.

Gives lectures and procedural and equipment demonstrations in the theory and application of respiratory care to the respiratory care personnel and to medical and nursing personnel.

Confers with nursing supervisors to review procedural and personnel matters affecting the quality of patient care such as a lack of communication or cooperation involving staff personnel and to identify the in-service training needs of nurses and other ancillary personnel in the application and operation of respiratory care equipment.

Participates in patient rounds in the ICU with physicians, social workers, and nurses to develop hospital patient care plans, including home-care plans involving respiratory care.

Participates as directed in discussions with instructions of affiliated community colleges to establish goals and objectives as well as daily time schedules for student training programs and coordinates the implementation of these programs with shift supervisors, physicians, and nursing supervisors; monitor, evaluates, and grades student participation and career potential.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Three years' experience performing at the level of Senior Respiratory Care Practitioner* or above, one year of which shall have been at the Supervising Respiratory Care Practitioner** level. A Bachelor's degree*** from an accredited university, in Respiratory Therapy or Administration will be accepted for one year of the non-specialized experience.

LICENSE:
A California State Respiratory Care Practitioner's License issued by the Respiratory Care Board of California.****

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have a license to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner issued by the California Board of Respiratory Care.

PHYSICAL CLASS - 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:
*Senior Respiratory Care Practitioner in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Provides a full range of respiratory care to patients with severe pulmonary complications in critical care areas.

**Supervising Respiratory Care Practitioner in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Provides technical and administrative supervision to a group of respiratory care practitioners and ancillary personnel on a shift performing respiratory care.

***In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor's degree or higher, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible photocopy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application at the time of filing.

****A legible photocopy of your current State of California Respiratory Care Practitioner's license issued by the Respiratory Care Board of California must be attached to your application within 15 calendar days of filing.

****The required license must be current and unrestricted; provisional, probationary or a restricted license will not be accepted.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications 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.

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 jsaldana@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.

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.

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

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees my 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 "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 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 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, 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 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.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
800-735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst
jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov
(323) 914-7158


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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