• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $74,750.16 - $95,415.36 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information

Open Competitive Job Opportunity



Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 9:00 A.M. (PT)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.

All Department of Health Services 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

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.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.

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

Performs direct patient care activities including diagnostic testing and evaluation, and administers treatment, to patients with communication and/or swallowing disorders, under the close clinical supervision of a licensed Speech Pathologist.
Essential Job Functions
Under supervision as required by the State and ASHA:

Performs diagnostic testing of persons with cognitive, communication and/or swallowing disorders using behavioral observation, and instrumental, standardized and non-standardized testing procedures.

Adapts diagnostic tools and treatment materials and procedures for culturally/linguistically diverse patient populations; utilizes interpreters/translators as necessary for evaluation, treatment and family training.

May serve on an interdisciplinary treatment team and reports on assigned patients’ conditions and progress.

Prepares reports of diagnostic test results and patient progress for medical records and for referral sources such as physicians, dentists, educators and social workers.

Confers with supervisor concerning the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of test results used to determine communicative and/or swallowing abilities; utilizes assessment information to develop appropriate treatment goals and plans for rehabilitation.

Maintains patient records based on established procedures.

Selects and implements treatment utilizing therapy principles and procedures that are compatible with patient needs and capacities as identified in the diagnostic evaluation process; treatment programs may include individual and group sessions as appropriate for the patient.

Modifies individual treatment plans to meet changing needs of patients; keeps patients, their families and interdisciplinary treatment teams informed of patients’ progress and discharge plans.

Makes recommendations for additional services as appropriate.

Submits written communications for outside agencies to supervisor for review.
Minimum Requirements:
A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in speech-language pathology-or- qualifications deemed equivalent* by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. **

*Qualifications deemed equivalent" means that, in lieu of a master's degree, the applicant must present evidence of having completed at least 30 semester units acceptable towards a master's degree while registered as a graduate student in a degree program in speech-language pathology. At least 24 of the required semester units shall be completed at a single educational institution and shall be in speech-language pathology. The required units DO NOT include credit for thesis, dissertation, or clinical practice.

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

Desirable Qualifications: Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:

  • Internship or work experience in speech language pathology in a healthcare setting***
  • Certification in one or more of the following: Montreal Cognitive Assessment, MoCA, Modified Barium Swallow Impairment
Physical Class II - Light:
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

Special Requirement Information :
**In order to receive credit for the required degree/coursework, certification, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma or official transcripts, from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization, at the time of filing, or via email indicating your name, the exam name, and the exam number to jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov within 7 calendar days of filing your application online.

***Healthcare settings include, but are not limited to, hospitals, urgent care centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, specialized outpatient services (e.g., hemodialysis, dentistry, podiatry, chemotherapy, endoscopy, and pain management clinics), and outpatient surgery centers.
Additional Information
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon, application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

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 score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of six (6) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) months.


Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services (DHS) as they occur.

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

Applications must be submitted online only. Applications submitted by U.S Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

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

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. (PT) deadline on the last day of filing, as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Applications electronically received after 4:59 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitations letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov as well as noreply@governmentjobs.com , and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless if whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile box, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for related education, and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. 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.

  • ALL information in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
  • We may reject your application at any point during the examination hiring process, including after the appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICAITON of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE form the Class Specifications and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
  • Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection 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 and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI):
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.


Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst
Telephone Number: (213) 288-7000
Email Address: jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov (Best way to contact due to telework)

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