CARDIAC ELECTRODIAGNOSTIC TECHNICIAN I

LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Published
October 17, 2020
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Type
 

Description

EXAM NUMBER:
Y5545K

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
October 19, 2020 @ 09:00 a.m., (PT)

Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without notice

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO REOPEN THE FILING DATES, UPDATE THE DEPARTMENT INFORMAITON, DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS, APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION, AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES:

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 5.9 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.

MISSION:

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

DEFINITION:

Conducts electrocardiographic examinations of patients in clinics, wards, and intensive care units.

Essential Job Functions

  • Receives physicians' written requests and accompanying special instructions for ECG examinations, ensures that patient identification data is present and notes injuries or the presence of unusual conditions such as pacemakers.
  • Reassures patient by explaining procedure that will be followed.
  • Attaches electrodes to patient in accordance with standard procedures; varies positioning of electrodes from standard in the case of infants and of patients with pacemakers or injuries.
  • Conducts standard ECG examinations, observing for irregular tracings attributable to machine failure or patient problems, and making corrective machine adjustments as may be required and in accordance with manual instructions or knowledge of standard procedure.
  • Notifies physician or nurse in the event an irregular tracing appears attributable to a change in patient's condition.
  • Enters change of ECGs.
  • Assists physicians and higher level technicians in the performance of such procedures as stress exercise tests-attaching leads, recording heartbeat, demonstrating equipment and other similar activities.
  • Reconciles ECG's with order into Tracemaster Vue Archives.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Six months' experience** conducting electrocardiograph examinations.

PHYSICAL CLASS II - 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.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A basic ECG interpretation certificate from an accredited school.*
  • Additional credit will be given for experience beyond the Selection Requirements.

*To receive credit for a basic ECG interpretation certificate, you must attach a copy with your application at the time of filing online or email the analyst within 15 calendar days of filing online.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:

**Internship experience, fellowship, or volunteer experience will not be considered as work experience for this examination.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information and 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 to 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 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.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting 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.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green 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.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met 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 without notice.

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 the required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

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 jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com 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 governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.

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.

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 .

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (323) 914-7111
TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: (800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst
jsaldana@dhs.lacounty.gov
(323) 914-7158

Closing Date/Time:

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