PH5707D FIRST DAY OF FILING : Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)
This examination will remain open until the needs of service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.This announcement is being reposted to add COVID-19 vaccination information in the Additional Information section. TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job OpportunityPosition Information:
Surveys, investigates and inspects hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and related health care facilities to enforce Federal, State and local licensing and certification requirements relating to medical care.Program Information:
Positions allocable to this class receive administrative and technical supervision from a higher level nurse evaluator. The positions are responsible for the survey, investigation, inspection and evaluation of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other health facilities, clinics and individual providers for conformity with and enforcement of Federal and State licensing and certification requirements relating to the quality of medical care. Health Facilities Evaluators generally are assigned to a geographic area with approximately equal numbers of facilities to be surveyed regularly. Incumbents make detailed evaluation of patient care and other aspects of the facility being surveyed including physician, nursing, dietary, pharmaceutical, medical records documentation, social services, administrative management, ethical practices, and infection control. Evaluators call on consultant staff which may be assigned to the Division or available in the County, State or Federal system for expert evaluation and counsel in specialty and/or problem areas. This class is distinguished from the Health Facilities Evaluator class in that the primary focus and responsibility is on enforcement of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, pharmacy, social, dental and related services.
Essential Job Functions
- Conducts surveys of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, and other providers in accordance with State, Federal and local laws, regulations and departmental guidelines relating to patient care, physician, nursing, diagnostic and treatment services, dietary, pharmaceutical, medical records, social services, administrative management, and ethical practices such as handling patients' personal funds.
- Conducts surveys by visiting the facility, interviewing patients, evaluating the adequacy of patient care through direct observation, inspecting the physical premises, reviewing patient and staff personnel records, and requesting and evaluating reports prepared by request to consultants available at the County or State level where an in-depth analysis by expert is necessary.
- Makes detailed inspections and evaluations in each patient care area such as evaluating the nursing service as to the identification of each person's care needs based on initial written and continuing assessment by all health care professionals involved in the patient's care and treatment.
- Reviews the administration of treatments and medications by all health care professionals.
- Reviews the adequacy and training of nursing personnel and other ancillary health care staff.
- Evaluates the adequacy of all patient care services provided to patients.
- Reviews the organization of health care facilities to determine whether the structure of the organization allows for proper deployment of staff to handle all routine and emergency needs.
- Reviews adequacy of diet administration.
- Evaluates the adequacy and scope of rehabilitative nursing services.
- Reviews and evaluates the scope of psycho-social services provided to patients.
- Reviews the completeness and appropriateness of medical record documentation.
- Evaluates the ability of the administrator to handle the accountability and responsibility of running a health care facility.
- Serves as an expert witness in all State, Federal or local criminal or civil actions against health care facilities and testifies as to the adequacy of services available to patients.
- Analyzes survey data and recommends approval or disapproval of license and certification of health care facilities and other providers in accordance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations.
- Provides advice to facility administrators regarding deficiencies and recommends needed improvements in facility practices to ensure conformity with governmental regulations.
- Makes investigations of health care facilities based upon complaints or on suspected violations of public health laws, and initiates action to secure compliance by gathering evidence against violators, preparing reports and testifying in court, at hearings, and other legal proceedings.
- Issues citations subject to civil penalties in accordance with appropriate statutory and regulatory provisions.
- Makes investigations at other than normal business hours, by adjusting working hours, and is on call for emergencies.
- Coordinates personnel when conducting team surveys or during facility evaluations for the purpose of achieving correction of major deficiencies, decertification actions or revocation of health facility license.
- Participates in in-service training programs related to various aspects of health facilities and patient care evaluation.
- Participates in the training of Health Facilities Evaluator Trainees.
Requirements Meet the following experience and license requirements at the time of filing in order to move forward in the exam process.
License(s) and Certificate(s) Required:A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
- Two years of full time* work experience as a Registered Nurse, one year of which experience must have been working in a hospital**.
- Applicants must 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 claiming experience in a state other than California must provide their Registered Nurse License Number from that state on the application at the time of filing. Out-of-State experience provided on the application without the required license number will not be considered.
- Out-of-Country experience will not be considered to meet the requirements.
The required license and certification MUST
be current/active and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will NOT
be accepted.A current certification issued by the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program.
A valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.Physical Class:
- Applicants MUST attach a legible photocopy of the required BLS certification to their application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing your application online sent to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov. Applications submitted without the required evidence of BLS certification will be rejected.
2 - 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:
- *Full-time experience is defined as a minimum of 36 hours worked per week and must be post-license only.
- **A hospital is defined as a place for receiving medical or surgical care, usually as an inpatient (resident), by an organized medical staff which also provides the following basic services: 24 hour emergency room care, nursing, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, and dietary services.
Credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
- Additional experience beyond the requirements as a Registered Nurse providing professional nursing care and services to patients in a variety of settings.
Additional Information Our Assessment Process:
Once we have determined that you meet our experience and license requirements listed above, our assessment process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information and desirable qualification at the time of filing weighted 100%.Applicants must meet the experience and license requirements listed above and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (assessment process) in order to be added to the hiring list (Eligible Register) for consideration of employment.
Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS
Notifications and final results for this examination will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application and to your account inbox at My Career Page Website
. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.
Please add HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov
and firstname.lastname@example.org to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail. Vacancy Information:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.What to expect next:
Fair Chance Employer:
- We ask that you submit an application through the "Apply" link at the top of the opportunity posting using your own user ID and password (using a family member or friend's user ID may erase a candidate's original application record). Applications must be filed online only. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
- Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score the assessment will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
- The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation.
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 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.
Have any questions about anything? Please contact us using the following information:Available Shift:
AnyCalifornia Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099Alternate Teletype Phone:
(800) 897-0077Exam Number:
PH5707DDepartment Contact Name:
Exam AnalystDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 659-6546Department Contact Email: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information
Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below. Your Responsibilities:
1. Completing Your Application :
a. Before submission of the application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is correct and complete on the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
b. List each payroll title separately for each job. Do not group your experience. Specify the beginning and ending dates for each job. If you are a Los Angeles County employee and have held multiple positions, do NOT list all of your time with the County under your present payroll title.
c. Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
d. To receive credit, include required documents (e.g., copy of your diploma, transcript, certificate, or license) as directed on the job posting. International degrees in a foreign language must be translated to English and evaluated for equivalency to U.S. standards. Refer to the job posting for specific deadlines for supporting documentation.
2. Requirements on Job Posting :
a. Your application will only be accepted if it clearly shows you meet the requirements. The information you give will determine your eligibility and is subject to verification at any time.
b. You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment unless other age limits are stated on the job posting. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for any individual over age 40.
c. Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40- hour week, unless specified otherwise. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.
3. Application Deadline : All job applications must be completed and submitted before the closing time on the last day of the filing period as indicated on the job posting unless other instructions are provided. Job postings with an open continuous filing period are subject to closure without prior notice. It is to your advantage to file your application early and not wait until the last allowable date and time as you will not be able to apply once the filing period has closed.
4. Change of Name or Address : To change personal information such as your name or address, log into your profile on www.governmentjobs.com
and make the necessary change. This can be done at any time.
5. Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy :
a. It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. b. If you are an individual requesting reasonable accommodation(s) in the examination process, please contact the testing accommodation coordinator listed on the job posting. The provision of accommodation may be subject to verification as allowable with State and Federal law. All accommodation-related information will remain confidential. Disclaimer
: The County of Los Angeles is not responsible or in any way liable for any computer hardware or software malfunction which may affect the employment application or the application selection process.
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The County of Los Angeles expressly disclaims any warranty that the information on this system or on the Internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from the system is free of viruses or other harmful components. You shall have no recourse against the County of Los Angeles as the system provider for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights a user may have in anything posted or retrieved on our system.
The County of Los Angeles shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this system or with the delay or inability to use it (or any linked sites), or for any information obtained through this system, or otherwise arising out of the use of this system, the Internet generally or on any other basis.
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By accepting the Use Disclaimer set forth here, you agree to all of the above terms and further agree to use this Online Job Employment Application System only for the submission of bona fide employment applications to the County of Los Angeles. Any other use of this Online Job Employment Application System, including without limitation any copying, downloading, translating, decompiling, or reverse engineering of the system, data, or related software, shall be a violation of the Use Disclaimer. Test Preparation
: Study Guides and other resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive system for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at https://hr.lacounty.gov
/. Additional resources may be listed on the job posting. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below. Veteran's Credit
: In all open competitive examinations, a veteran's credit of 10 percent of the total credits specified for such examinations will be added to the final passing grade of an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States under any of the following conditions: During a declared war; -or- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; -or- During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010 the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; -or- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti qualifies for credit.
A campaign medal holder or Gulf War veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980 (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.
This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. Applicants must submit the documentation for each open competitive exam to qualify for veteran's credit. More information available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/ Accreditation Information
: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). More information available at: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/070812_PPG123.pdf
and http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/205105_PPG_123_AC E_Resource_Guide.pdf Background Check
: 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. Career Planning
: Resources to help current and prospective employees plan a career with Los Angeles County are available. To explore career paths to and from nearly all job titles, please visit our interactive Career PathFinder application at https://career-pathfinder.hr.lacounty.gov/#/
. Benefit Information
: Depending on the position, the successful candidate will enroll in a contributory defined benefit pension plan if the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013 (first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012) - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medical Hospital Insurance Tax portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
: All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number on the job posting. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible. Equal Employment Opportunity
: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below. Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program
: In an effort to improve compliance with courtordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information. Social Security Act of 2004
: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov
, or call toll free 1-800-772- 1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office. Employment Eligibility Information
: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
(Part 2.8 commencing with Section 12900 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the Regulations of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 4, Sections 7285.0 through 8504) prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. COVID-19 VACCINATION
: Some County workforce members may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful candidates for those positions/classifications may 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.
Updated April 2023