Position/Program Information FIRST DAY OF FILING:
September 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM (PT) This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice. EXAM NUMBER:
Y8161A TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYNO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE OR WITHHOLDS ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. CORRECTIONAL HEALTH SERVICES - 20% RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION BOUNS
The County of Los Angeles is currently offering up to 20% bonus for full-time Psychiatric Technician I position hired by Correctional Health Services and working on-site in a designated facility to meet critical healthcare needs for the uniquely underserved jail population. 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, four acute 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.
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.
For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov . MISSION:
"To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care."DEFINITION:
Assists professional staff members in the delivery of mental health services or the delivery of indirect and direct patient care to clients who are mentally ill or emotionally disturbed.
Essential Job Functions
- Applies principles of mental health in relationships with mentally ill or emotionally disturbed clients as a member of a Psychiatric Mobile Response Team, Clinical Behavioral Management Response Team, crisis intervention team or therapeutic team at an outpatient or inpatient facility .
- Observes, evaluates, records and reports to professional staff significant changes in the client's condition.
- Provides direct and indirect patient care including helping clients with personal hygiene such as bathing and personal grooming.
- Records measures of the client's physical condition such as pulse, temperature, respiration, weight , and body mass index .
- Aids or restrains clients to prevent injury to themselves or others .
- Prepares appropriate forms in connection with emergency calls, evaluation of the client's condition, and maintenance of the client's records.
- Assists professional staff members in providing and documenting occupational , recreational and vocational therapy programs related to the client's treatment plan .
- Administers, either orally or by injection , prescribed medications to clients in acute psychiatric settings .
- Signs the application for immediate 72-hour detention of disturbed psychiatric clients if Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) designated by the Office of Medical Director as may be needed.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A valid and active license* as a Psychiatric Technician issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. LICENSE(S) INFORMATION:
A valid and active license as a Psychiatric Technician i ssued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians .
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. Required license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, in order to receive credit for license(s) and/or certification(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted. The original license(s) must be presented during the selection process prior to final appointment. PHYSICAL CLASS: 4 - Arduous.:
Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
* Applicants must complete the License and Certification section of the application and provide the title of the required license, the number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Minimum Requirement, attach a legible copy of the required license to your application at the time of filing , oremail the required document to the Exam Analyst at email@example.com
within seven (7) calendar days from the date of filing your application online. When emailing documents, please include the exam number, exam title, and your name as it appears on your application.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and desirable qualifications based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire responses, weighted 100% Candidates must meet the Minimum Requirement and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
Additional points will be awarded for post license experience assisting in the delivery of psychiatric services to emotionally disturbed or mentally ill clients.
Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must
provide their Psychiatric Technician License from that state with their application in order to receive credit. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis.
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 following the date of promulgation.
Applicants who are successful in this examination and are added to the eligible register may not apply for and compete in this examination for twelve (12) months following the date of being placed on the eligible register. Applications received before expiration from the eligible register will be rejected.
Applicants who have applied and did not meet the Requirements at the time of filing may reapply 30 days from their latest application date.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH.
Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job-related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); substance abuse; anyone on probation.
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK AT ANY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AND TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.
APPOINTEES WILL BE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH INMATE PATIENTS IN A JAIL ENVIRONMENT PROVIDING SERVICES TO INMATE PATIENTS.
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services - Correctional Facilities. 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. Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing 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. 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
You may be required to verify your email address when logging in to the Government Jobs portal of the County's employment website. 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 bylogging 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.
from Class Specification and Minimum Requirement 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.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the MINIMUMREQUIREMENT.
Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. Do not group your experience
. 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.
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.
Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add bsarkissian @dhs.lacounty.gov , firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.
Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from Los Angeles 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. 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. 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. 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:
(323) 914-6365 California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922 DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Balik Sarkissian, Exam Analyst
HR ESC Phone Number: (213) 288-7000
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