• Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 22, 2024
Full Time Engineering Public Health
  • Salary: $42,980.88 - $54,784.32 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information



September 22, 2020 at 8:00 A.M., (PT)

Applications will be accepted until the needs of the service are met and are subject to closure without notice.

Correctional Health Services - 20% Recruitment and Retention Bonus

The County of Los Angeles is currently offering a 20% bonus for full-time Phlebotomy Technician I, hired by Correctional Health Services and working on-site in a designated facility to meet critical healthcare needs for the uniquely underserved jail population.

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 26 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 6.5 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit .

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.

We currently have 4 acute hospitals, 25 health centers, $6.9 billion dollar budget and 23,000 employees.

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

Performs venipuncture and skin puncture to obtain blood specimens from patients for diagnostic testing in a medical or clinical laboratory.

Essential Job Functions

  • Verifies patient's identification, reviews specimen requisition and testing instructions from physicians and obtains specimens of patient blood for diagnostic testing by means of venipuncture or skin puncture methodology utilizing a syringe, vacutainer, lancet or other approved technique.
  • Assembles testing equipment such as tourniquet, needles, disposable containers for needles, blood collection devices, gauze, cotton, and alcohol work on tray, according to requirements for specified test or procedures.
  • Calms and reassures patients who are anxious or apprehensive about having blood specimen drawn; explains to patient why specimen is needed in order to elicit cooperation.
  • Prepares blood samples obtained for diagnostic testing in laboratory. Labels blood sample drawn accurately.
  • Fixes blood specimen on glass slide by utilizing edge of another glass slide to smear a drop of blood across its surface for the purpose of microscopic examination by other personnel, as needed.
  • Carries or otherwise forwards all labeled blood specimens drawn to appropriate laboratory for analysis.
  • Receives and processes patient specimens by centrifuging, making primary inoculations of media, preparing and staining of smears and/or plates, and operating semi and fully automated equipment, as needed.
  • Records and transcribes laboratory test requests and results from lab reports and worksheets into a permanent log or computer, as needed.
  • Sorts and routes laboratory reports to patient's ward or clinics, as needed.
  • Participates in the facility, department and section Quality Assurance/Assessment activities.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • Performs the duties of a Laboratory Assistant or Laboratory Attendant as needed


Six (6) months of experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Laboratory Assistant*.

A valid certificate to practice as a Certified Phlebotomy Technician I or II issued by the California State Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services (CA DHS-LFS) Phlebotomy Program.**

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.

Additional credit will be awarded for additional experience beyond the Minimum Requirements.

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.


*Experience at the Level of Laboratory Assistant in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Assists laboratory personnel in the performance of standard laboratory tests on human and other specimens or assigns, trains, and reviews the work of a group of lower-level laboratory positions.

**Applicants must attach a valid, legible photocopy of their Certificate issued by the California State Department of Health Services, Laboratory Field Services (CA DHS-LFS) Phlebotomy Program to the application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your application online.

All required licenses and certifications must be active and unrestricted or your application will not be accepted.

No out-of-out class experience will be accepted.

Additional Information

This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications, weighted 100%

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register.

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 six (6) months following the date of promulgation.

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

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

The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur. Some candidates may be required to work in the Float Pool at various facilities.

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 and 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, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

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 the Class Specification and Minimum 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 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 “see resume” 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, and description of work performed. Comments such as “see resume or application” will not be considered as a response. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you may email the documents to the exam analyst, Michelle Rivas at within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include your name, the exam number, and the exam title.

Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

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 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 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.

TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099

Michelle Rivas
Telephone Number: (213) 288-7000

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