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RENAL DIALYSIS EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

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Los Angeles, CA

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
EXAM NUMBER:Y5575C
FILING START DATE: 06/26/2015
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
DEFINITION:
Cleans, sterilizes, sets up, monitors, adjusts, and tests dialysis machines and accessory equipment used in the treatment of patients with acute renal failure or end-stage renal disease.
Essential Job Functions
Collects water and dialysis solution samples and sends them to the laboratory for analysis on a monthly basis, and depending on the results the equipment is sanitized if standards are not met.
Monitors the operation of a centraldialysatesupply system by observing meters andgaugesand makes adjustments to maintain the proper degree of conductivity and temperature of thedialysatesolution being delivered to individualdialyzers.
Sets up dialyzers at patients' bedside by connecting pumps to electrical power sources, installing tubing between dialyzers and blood pumps, and connecting dialyzer tubing to a dialysate delivery system.
Cleans and sterilizes dialysis equipment after each use by performing such procedures as disassembling systems, discarding and replacing membranes ordialyzers, sterilizing by flushing with various chemical solutions and treated water, and priming with fresh saline or vinegar.
Maintainsdialyzersystem components and accessory devices such as blood pumps and hand manometers by testing, calibrating, adjusting, replacing parts and, in the case of inoperative units, tagging for outside repair.
Prepares sterilizing solutions by drawing off hydrochloric acid from bulk stock and adding these to base solutions in accordance with established formulas.
Monitors the functioning of dialysis equipment during treatments and takes action to assure its continuous effective operation such as repositioning blood,dialysateand power lines, lubricating moving parts, repairing air and blood leaks by tightening connections or replacing faulty tubing sections, and when necessary, replacing malfunctioning components with reserve units.
Receives and stores supplies and accessory parts including drums ofdialysateconcentrate used in the maintenance of dialysis equipment and transfers them to the working area as necessary.
Confers with renal unit nurses concerning the selection of dialyzers and the proper functioning of dialyzers before and during treatments.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two year's experience assisting in the assembling, testing, operating and servicing equipment used in hemodialysis procedures.
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 weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
Additional Information
Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Available Shift:
Any
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience, based on application information weighted at 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
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 the 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.
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 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.
Utilizing VERBIAGE
from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements 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
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance 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.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** or email the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the 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 number (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 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.
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