DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 05/29/2012
Prepares and microscopically examines slides of human cell samplings for the presence of disease or other abnormality.
Essential Job Functions
Microscopically examines slides prepared from varied body sites for abnormal cells, hormonal responses, and various fungi, parasites, bacteria, viral changes, and sperm.
Identifies and marks abnormal cells and other atypia found on slides for final diagnosis by a pathologist; reports negative findings without further review except by supervisor on a random-sampling basis.
Performs chromosomal analysis on specimens from patients suspected of having genetic abnormalities.
Conducts various filtration procedures to capture, stain, and mount on a slide cellular material from body fluids, and prepares cell blocks from sediment obtained from centrifugation of exudatesfor histologic processing.
Prepares microscopic slides and stains or supervises the staining of vaginal, cervical, endocervical, endometrial and sputum specimens, bronchial washings, gastric and pleural aspirations, peritoneal fluids, colonic washings and similar materials.
Prepares or supervises the preparation of all stains and solutions used in the cytologic process; assures adherence to all quality control procedures; trains resident fellows and other personnel in the preparation of stains and solutions and the smearing of slides.
Explains to resident fellows, pathology residents and other trainees the proper procedures for collection of specimens such as gastro-intestinal aspirations of brushings, lung aspirations, buccal smears, and bladder washings.
Provides bench-level instruction to resident fellows by rescreening their work and reviewing diagnostic problems with them using a double-headed microscope.
Prepares written test items and evaluates performance of resident fellow when assisting a cytology instructor in an organized school of cytology.
Assists in radiographiclly guided cytologic procedures by preparing or staining and evaluation adequacy.
Successful completion of a recognized* training program with a curriculum in cytotechnology approved by the California State Department of Health Services**.
Cytotechnologist's certificate issued by the California State Department of Health Services**.
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.
Special Requirement Information:
*A recognized program is defined as a program acceptable to the California State Department of Health Services Laboratory Field Services.
**Applicants must attach a valid legible photocopy of theircertificate to practice as a cytotechnologist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services to the application at the time of filing.
The required certificate MUST be current and unrestricted ; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted certificates will not be accepted.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and 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.
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
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 six (6) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) 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.
from the Class Specification and Selection 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 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.
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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