DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICESORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 07/27/14
ORIGINAL FILING START DATE: 07/28/14 - UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
EXAM NUMBER: YELVN2
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY REBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION REGARDING NOTIFICATION OF EXAM RESULTS. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY CONTACT THE EXAM ANALYST IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS: Clinic Licensed Vocational Nurse I
Positions allocable to this class are responsible for providing nursing assistance in a community health or hospital clinic to physicians conducting diagnostic physical examinations and performing medical treatments by readying patients and examining rooms, making vital sign observations, administering ordered medications and treatments, and reinforcing the physicians' instructions to the patients. Licensed Vocational Nurse I
Positions allocable to this class provide specified direct care to assigned adult or pediatric inpatients in a medical, surgical, obstetrical, psychiatric, admitting or rehabilitation ward, or intensive care, or other specialized inpatient care unit.
Essential Job Functions Clinic Licensed Vocational Nurse I
Licensed Vocational Nurse I
- Reviews patients' records to determine the purpose of the visit and whether or not patients' chart, x-rays or lab test results are ready or must be located for the physician.
- Sets up the area to be used by the physician by obtaining and arranging the required supplies, equipment and instruments and the patients' charts, x-ray, and lab test results.
- Observe patients to determine condition and need for immediate referral to physician.
- Prepares the patient for examination and for treatment by the physician by transferring, positioning and draping the patient and cleansing areas of the patients' body, and hands instruments to the physician during treatments and procedures.
- In accordance with the physicians' orders, administers medications and immunizations orally and by intramuscular and subcutaneous injections.
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- Administers medications by injection, orally, and other pre-determined methods with the exception of research drugs as determined by the Medical Department.
- Checks prescribed dosages against specified limits.
- Observes and reports adverse reaction to medication.
- Recognizes the need for emergency care; initiates life saving action in emergencies and alerts the nurse-in-charge or physician.
- Sets up, operates and monitors electronic and/or mechanical equipment such as croupettes, oxygen therapy and suctioning equipment.
- Measures and records vital signs; records bed care procedures, treatments, indications and nourishment provided and output.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS :
1. A license to practice as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.-AND-
2. Current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.
(Please see Special Requirement Information)License(s) and Certificate(s) Required:
A license to practice as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians -OR- have a license to practice as a Vocational Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Vocational Nursing, within the United States.
Current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.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 weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:License and Certification:
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 and Psychiatric Technicians -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.
Applicants who have a license to practice as a Vocational Nurse issued by a State Government Board of Vocational Nursing, within the United States, may compete in this examination; however, the names of such candidates will be withheld from the certification list pending receipt of the required license authorized by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Please ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the Selection Requirements.Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their license and BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected as incomplete
The original license to practice as a Vocational Nurse issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians -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 and BLS certification must be presented during the selection process and/or prior to the appointment.The required license and certification MUST be current/active and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will NOT be accepted.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This exam will consist of an online un-proctored Work Styles Assessment (WSA) written test weighted 100%, covering Achievement, Confidence and Optimism, Deductive Reasoning Ability, Independence, Influence, Professional Potential, and Reliability.
Applicants will receive instructions via email on when and how to log on and take the online un-proctored written test. WRITTEN TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Candidates must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the qualifying written test 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.
TRANSFER OF SCORES
Applicants that have taken identical written test(s) for other exams within the last 12 months, will have their written test for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.
This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.
An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests and printable information may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources Job Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov
. Please click on "Job Info Center." In the section "Some helpful links," click on "Employment Test Preparation." You can also access practice tests for the computerized portion of the test by going to the following website: https://www.shldirect.com/en/practice-tests
. While these practice materials will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.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 the candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register without indication of relative standing in the exam. Successful candidates will remain on the register 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.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.AVAILABLE SHIFT:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur. 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 electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the "APPLY" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or recession of appointment.
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.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the Exam Analyst, Teresa Ruocco at firstname.lastname@example.org within 15 calendar days of filing online
. Please include the exam number and the exam title.SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.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 USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.ADA COORDINATOR:
(323) 914-7111CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Teresa Ruocco, Exam Analyst