CLINIC LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE I/LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE I

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $45,240.00 - $57,696.00 Annually USD

Job Description

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

EXAM NUMBER:

YELVN3

FILING START DATE:

12/17/20 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REPOSTED TO UPDATE THE TRANSFER OF TEST COMPONENTS INFORMATION.

COVID-19 Vaccination

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 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 visitwww.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:
Provides nursing assistance to physicians in a community heath or hospital clinic or a Probation Department dispensary or infirmary.

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
  • 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.
Licensed Vocational Nurse I
  • 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.
Please click on the links below for complete information regarding the classification standards and duties.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/classspecs/1065438?keywords=clinic%20license%20vocational%20nurse&pagetype=classSpecifications

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty/classspecs/1065395?keywords=license%20vocational%20nurse&pagetype=classSpecifications
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 the following areas: professional potential, achievement, working relationships, analyzing information, learning quickly, generating new ideas, using time efficiently, working to high quality standards, adapting to change, coping with uncertainty, willingness to learn, responsibility, deductive reasoning.

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.

TRANSFER OF TEST COMPONENTS:
  • Applicants who have taken identical components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test components that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test scores may be transferred.
TEST PREPARATION:
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.
  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.
  • Additional practice tests are available at: https://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html

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.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

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

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any

VACANCY INFORMATION:
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.

Apply online by clicking the green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

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 truocco@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. 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.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely to receive full credit for related education and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. Please do not group your experience, for each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position 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.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
• Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
• FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
• Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the
requirement. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and your application
may be DISQUALIFIED.

NOTE:
If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the Exam Analyst, Teresa Ruocco at truocco@dhs.lacounty.gov within 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.

L. A. County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout L. A. County. Refer to their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.

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.

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 individualized 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:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Teresa Ruocco, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-5248
TRuocco@dhs.lacounty.gov
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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