Position/Program InformationOPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
EXAM NUMBER: Y5082J
FILING START DATE: 06/23/17 AT 8:00 A.M.- UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. REBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION REGARDING NOTIFICATION OF EXAM RESULTS. PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY CONTACT THE EXAM ANALYST IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. 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 acute hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 employees, 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 careDEFINITION:
Performs a limited range of sterilizing, processing, packaging, and distribution duties in a central services unit or in ancillary hospital units.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a Central Service Supervisor, manager, or in some instances, medical and nursing staff, and may be assigned to perform work in various sections of central services or in ancillary hospital units on a rotation management basis. As an entry-level class, the incumbents perform assignments under close supervision. Such assignments follow well-established practices and procedures and are considered developmental to provide the experience necessary for higher level work in decontaminating and cleaning reusable medical supplies, instruments, and equipment, sterilizing, sorting linen and supplies, receiving items of supply, and distributing sterile and non-sterile items from stock. The incumbents perform assignments that are accompanied by clear, detailed, and specific instructions as to deadlines, priorities, and other requirements.
Essential Job Functions
- Disassembles, decontaminates, cleans and reassembles medical, surgical, and patient care supplies.
- Assembles utensil sets, single package instruments, sterile containers, and trays for sterilization.
- Dispenses supplies to those authorized to obtain them according to established procedures.
- Fills emergency requests for routine supplies.
- Receives supplies at loading docks, stocks unit storerooms, and assists with periodic physical inventories.
- Disassembles, cleans, and checks operation of suctioning machines, respirators, and other surgical equipment.
- Loads and unloads supply carts and delivers sterile processed supplies to service areas and collects and delivers used supplies back to processing area.
- Operates steam and gas sterilizers, autoclaves, gamma ray and other processing equipment under guidance of higher level technicians.
- Reads, interprets, and records sterilization parameters from sterilizer recording mechanism and completes records of sterilization process, chemical/biological test results, and sterilizer cleaning.
RequirementsMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Option I
: Six months' experience cleaning, assembling, packaging and sterilizing medical surgical and nursing supplies, instruments and equipment or assisting in ordering, stocking and distributing such supplies.*- OR -Option II
: Completion of a central services technician course in an accredited vocational school or community college.**PHYSICAL CLASS III- Moderate
: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. LICENSE:
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 qualifying experience beyond the minimum requirements.
- Certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).
The CRCST certification will be verified using information on the Healthcare Processing Association (HSPA) using the website at https://myhspa.org/index.php .
Additional InformationEXAMINATION CONTENT
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 THIS EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.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 Lpascual@dhs.lacounty.gov and firstname.lastname@example.org to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.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 this examination will be added to 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
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.AVAILABLE SHIFT
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur. 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., PST on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the "APPLY" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
* For applicants qualifying under Option I
, applicants must describe their experience specifically as it pertains to cleaning, assembling, packaging, sterilizing, and/or ordering, stocking, distributing medical surgical and nursing supplies, instruments and equipment.** For applicants qualifying under Option II
, applicants must attach a legible photocopy of a diploma, certificate, or official transcript to their application at the time of filing, or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date, that indicates the applicant has completed a central services technician course in an accredited vocational school or community college. Qualifying courses must include instruction in the cleaning, assembling, packaging and sterilizing of medical surgical and nursing supplies, instruments and equipment
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.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance 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, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected. NOTE
: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the documents to the Exam Analyst, Luz Pascual at email@example.com within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include exam number and exam title.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 USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.ADA COORDINATOR:
(323) 914-6365CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922DEPARTMENT CONTACT:Luz Pascual, Exam Analyst
HR ESC Phone Number: (213) 288-7000
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