Position/Program InformationOPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
EXAM NUMBER: Y5083I 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.
FILING START DATE: 03/22/16 AT 8:00 A.M. - UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE 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 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 the full range of sterilizing, processing, packaging, and distribution duties in a central service 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 the journey level class, the incumbents carry out a wide variety of assignments under general supervision. They perform the full scope of multiple assignments in decontaminating and cleaning reusable items, packaging sets and trays of instruments and supplies, sterilizing, maintaining predetermined inventory levels, and dispensing and distributing sterile and non-sterile items from stock. These positions require a knowledge of processing and reprocessing techniques and procedures, various combinations of instruments and supplies for specific surgical sets, trays and packs, and a working knowledge of ordering and distributing processes. Supervisor's assistance is needed only in case of complex assignments, new procedures or unusual conditions which do not have clear precedents.
Essential Job Functions
- Assembles utensil sets, single package instruments, sterile containers, and trays for sterilization.
- Operates steam and gas sterilizers, autoclaves and other sterilization, cleaning, and reprocessing equipment.
- Fills emergency requests and suggests possible substitute items to medical and nursing staff in the event the requested item is not in stock.
- Loads and unloads supply carts and delivers sterile processed supplies to service areas, and collects and delivers used supplies back to processing area.
- Disassembles, decontaminates, cleans, and reassembles medical, surgical and patient care supplies, including surgical instruments, according to established procedures.
- Orient and train new staff in the performance of any or all central service procedures, as needed.
RequirementsMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:OPTION I:
One year's experience as a Central Services Technician I.*-OR
One year's experience cleaning, assembling, packaging and sterilizing medical surgical and nursing supplies, instruments and equipment.
Completion** of a central services technician course in an accredited vocational school or community college may be substituted for six months of the required experience.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.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*In the County of Los Angeles, a Central Services Technician I performs a limited range of sterilizing, processing, packaging, and distribution duties in a central services unit or in ancillary hospital units.
**To qualify, applicants must provide legible copies of their official transcripts for completion of a central services technician course from an accredited vocational school or community college at the time of filing, or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the application filing date.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
- Additional qualifying experience beyond the Minimum Requirements.
- Certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).
The CRCST will be verified by using the information on the 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 the examination in order to be added to 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 grade 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.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 eligible register resulting 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" tab for 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.
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 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 :
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application. 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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