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SENIOR LABORATORY ASSISTANT

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FILING DATE: SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
UNTIL THE NEED OF THE SERVICE ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
EXAM NUMBER:
Y4980G
DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITY
Restricted to permanent employees of the Department of Health Services who have successfully completed their initial probationary period. Unclassified employees who have attained permanent Countystatus on a classified by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service. Full-time employee in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service at the time of filing or by the last day of filing.
DEFINITION:
Schedules, assigns, trains, and reviews the work of a group of Laboratory Assistants on a single shift.
Essential Job Functions
Prepares work schedules for supervisor's approval to assure adequate coverage of all Laboratory Assistant workstations during regular laboratory operating hours, including equitable distribution of weekend and holiday work assignments.
Assigns Laboratory Assistants to work stations within laboratory on basis of actual workload, the number of employees available, their qualifications, the extent of their training in the procedures involved, and similar factors.
Trains Laboratory Assistants in the specific procedures established by the laboratory for the preparation of specimens for analysis by medical technologists or public health microbiologists, the making of media and reagents, logging patient specimen information into the computer, and the performance of other such laboratory tasks.
Observes the performance of Laboratory Assistants on assigned tasks both in training and on-the-job situations, and makes corrections necessary to assure maintenance of established quality and quantity standards.
Confers with medical, nursing, medical technologist or public health microbiologist personnel to investigate their complaints and resolve problems relating to Laboratory Assistant performance.
Develops recommendations for supervisory approval and implementation on such organizational changes as the distribution of tasks among Laboratory Assistant workstations, the frequency of rotation between stations, and other such matters based on analysis of changing workload patterns and other variables.
Assist Laboratory Supervisor or Point of Care (POCT) Coordinator to maintain POCT instruments, organize POCT documents, and file POCT documents.
May perform the duties of a Laboratory Assistant.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Six months' experience at the level of Laboratory Assistant* or its equivalent.
PHYSICALCLASS II -
Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping ot squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Experience at the level of Laboratory Assistant in the County of Los Angeles is defined as:
Assists laboratory personnel in the performance of standard laboratory tests on human and other specimens or assigns, trains, and reviews the work of a group of lower-level laboratory positions.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
Part I -
An Evaluation of Experience based upon application information weighted 50%.
Part II
- An Appraisal of Promotability which will evaluate Knowledge and Skills, Adaptability, Dependability,Productivity, and Personal and Public Relations weighted 50%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of this examination in order to be added to the eligible register for this examination.
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 added to 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 exam more than once every twelve (12) months.
SPECIAL INFORMATION:
Appointees my be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Available Shift:
Any
VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health Services.
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 Apply tab 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 Selection 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.
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.
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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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