Position/Program Information TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity EXAM NUMBER
Y4900A FILING START DATE
August 25, 2023 at 8:00 a.m., (PT)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. 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 25 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 $6.9 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. THE MISSION:
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care. DEFINITION:
Plans, develops, and conducts training on the principles of medical laboratory science, demonstrates the performance of standardized laboratory tests, and coordinates the provision of practical laboratory training for students enrolled in a school of medical laboratory science or a related program.
Essential Job Functions
- Plans, develops, and conducts training on the principles of the techniques utilized in the performance of basic medical laboratory tests specialized in areas such as biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, immunology, or transfusion medicine and demonstrates the same in a laboratory setting.
- Coordinates the scheduling and provision of practical bench training of licensed trainees with supervisory laboratory scientists, and assists such supervisors in resolution of training problems, suggesting alternative methodology or other approaches.
- Identifies and analyzes on an ongoing basis, the training needs and problems usually with reference to a specialized area of training.
- Plans, develops, and implements, with supervisory approval, the use of evaluative tools to measure the effectiveness of the training, modifying course or program content or methodology as indicated.
- Assists supervising clinical laboratory scientists in the development of test items to evaluate trainee achievement; counsels students on action they may need to take to resolve learning difficulties or other problems.
- Participates in defining educational goals, objectives, and standards for student programs, in- service education and ongoing education.
- Maintains a library of audio-visual aids and other training materials for reference by supervising clinical laboratory scientists and others engaged in the training process; evaluates and recommends purchase of new items for addition to the library.
- Participates in the recruitment, selection, and orientation of new students for a school of medical laboratory science; maintains correspondence with affiliated educational institutions prior to acceptance or rejection for enrollment and records of student progress after enrollment.
- Primary liaison with affiliated educational institutions to understand certification requirement changes and to establish the size of the training cohort on an annual basis
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two (2) years of experience* at the level of Clinical Laboratory Scientist II** or higher in an approved laboratory***. LICENSE:
A Clinical Laboratory Scientist (Generalist) license issued by the State of California Department of Public Health.
Applicants must ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title of your required license, the certificate number, date of issue, date of expiration, and the name of the issuing agency for the required license as specified in the selection requirements -OR- applicants must attach a legible photocopy of the license issued at the time of filing or email a copy to the analyst within 7 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.
Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must provide their Clinical Laboratory Scientist 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. PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
This class requires 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:
*Experience must be post-license.
**Experience at the level of Clinical Laboratory Scientist II is defined as:
Assists a supervising clinical laboratory scientist in the operation of a clinical laboratory unit by resolving technical problems and developing recommendations on new or alternative equipment, methods, or materials in addition to performing regular clinical laboratory scientist duties -OR- Assigns, trains, reviews, and participates in the work of a group of clinical laboratory scientists engaged in the performance of a variety of standardized clinical laboratory tests.
***An approved laboratory is defined as:
a clinical laboratory that has a federal issued Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation that authorizes the laboratory to accept human specimens for the purpose of performing laboratory examinations. No out-of-class experience will be accepted. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional points will be awarded to candidates who possess the following desirable qualifications:
- Additional years of experience at the level of Clinical Laboratory Scientist II or higher- in excess of the Selection Requirements.
- Experience planning and instructing the clinical laboratory practice of an assigned group of CLS students or licensed trainees in a laboratory or academic setting- in excess of the Selection Requirements.
- One or more of the following specialist certifications issued by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP): Blood bank, Chemistry, Cytology, Cytometry, Hematology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology.
To receive credit for your ASCP certification(s), you must attach a copy to your application at the time of filing or email a copy to the analyst within seven (7) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training 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 added 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 grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group 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. VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur. AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. 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 on the green "Apply"
button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
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. Many important notifications will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org , as well as email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org 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 of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices. IMPORTANT NOTES :
Applications electronically received after 4:59 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.NOTE:
- 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.
- Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
- 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.
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email the documents to the exam analyst, Carin Anderson, at email@example.com within seven (7) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline 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.
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.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
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.
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. Please refer to their website for more information: https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening .
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 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 .
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.
ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
Carin Anderson, Exam Analyst
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