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RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER

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Job Description
Department of Health Services
FIRST FILING DATE: May 4, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (PST)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
EXAM NUMBER: Y5588B
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS AREBULLETINTO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD.PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO BE ATTACHED TO THEIR ORIGINAL APPLICATION. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND NUMBER.
DEFINITION:
Provides basic respiratory care, including continuous ventilation, to patients with respiratory disorders or deficiencies.
Essential Job Functions
Assesses patients' overall cardiopulmonary status by inspection, palpitation, percussion, auscultation, and patient interview; documents patients' vital signs.
Performs the basic range of ventilatory care services as prescribed by a physician including selecting, setting up, and operating a variety of devices such as medication delivery units, humidifiers, and positive-pressure breathing machines.
Performs arterial punctures and may perform intubations and other procedures as ordered by a physician and designated according to the facility's policies and procedures.
Administers chest physiotherapy to patients using postural drainage and/or chest wall percussion and vibration techniques by hand or by mechanical devices.
Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation in life threatening situations, which includes establishment of an airway by inserting an endotracheal tube, performance of chest compressions, and the application of ventilatory support.
Monitors patients undergoing respiratory care, reporting changes in condition such as significant variations in heart beat or breathing to medical or nursing personnel, making recommendations when a change in care is indicated, and recording relevant information in the patient's chart, including effectiveness of procedures, techniques, and equipment.
Interprets results of blood gas analyses and notifies physician when blood gas deficiencies indicate a need for a change in treatment.
Instructs patients in various breathing techniques.
Provides complete unit-based shift reports to staff at shift change.
Performs equipment troubleshooting.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
OPTION I -
An Associate's degree* in respiratory therapy from an accredited** college.
-OR-
OPTION II -
A certificate* of completion of an approved two-year training program in respiratory therapy.
-OR-
OPTION III -
One year of experience in the service of the County of Los Angeles as a Respiratory Care Practitioner I.**
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.
LICENSE:
A current*** California State Respiratory Care Practitioner's License or an interim permit issued by the Respiratory Care Board of California.
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
Current certificate****of completion in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) issued by the American Heart Association.
Current certificate****of completion in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) issued by the American Heart Association.
Current certificate****of completion in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) issued by the American Heart Association.
*Applicants who expect to qualify under OPTION I or OPTION II must submit a legible photocopy of the Associate Degree in respiratory therapy -or- a certificate of completion of an approved two-year training program in respiratory therapy to their application at the time of filing or fax the
copy of certificate to us
within
15 calendar days of filing online.
**Applicants who expect to qualify under OPTION III through experience as aRespiratoryCare PractitionerI, must have held that County payroll title for the required time. No out-of-class experience will be accepted.
***A legible photocopy of your current State of California Respiratory Care Practitioner's License issued by the Respiratory Board of California must be submittedwith your application at the time of filingor fax the copy of license to us
within 15 calendar days of filing online.
The required license MUST
be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, probationary, or restricted licenses and/or certificates will NOT
be accepted
****In order to receive credit for any certificate of completion in Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), applicants must submit a legible photocopy with their application at the time of filing or fax the
copies of certificates to us
within
15 calendar days of filing online.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, experience and desirable qualifications based on application weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on 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 apassing grade on the examination will be placed on 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.
SPECIAL INFORMATION
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any
VACANCY INFORMATION
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 will be processed on an as received basis. Apply online by clicking on the Applybutton for this posting. You can also track the statusof your application using the 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 rescissionof appointment.
Utilizing VERBIAGE
from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILLNOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
AND YOU MAY ALSO BE DISQUALIFIED.
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.
Fillout 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 date of filing will not be accepted.
NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** or e-mail 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
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 or friend's user ID and password my erase a candidate's original application record.
DEPARTMENT ****
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ADA COORDINATOR ****
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES ****
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LOS ANGELES COUNTY
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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