THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO REOPEN THE EXAMINATION AND UPDATE SALARY INFORMATION.PERSONS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IF THEY WISH, BY THE LAST DAY OF FILING. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE CORRECT EXAMINATION TITLE AND EXAMINATION NUMBER
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Type of Recruitment
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Filing Start Date:
8/18/2015 - Until the needs of theDepartment are met and is subject to closure without prior notice
Application will be accepted starting Tuesday,August 18, 2015 8:00 A.M.
Determines medical eligibility of children referred to California Children Services and approves and coordinates treatment services for children accepted under the program.
The positions allocable to this class are responsible for evaluating referrals and requests for diagnostic and/or treatment services available to children who suffer from an injury or illness which may be eligible for treatment under the guidelines established by California Children Services, and for managing a load of continuing cases to ensure that treatment plans are implemented with services being rendered to clients. Guides specify the wide range of ailments eligible for services, but detailed conditions which must be satisfied prior to acceptance under the program fluctuate or conditions are stated in general terms requiring incumbent to exercise discretion based on an evaluation of the facts surrounding the case. Eligibility decisions are made based on these guides and on an analysis of the physician's diagnosis, prognosis, patient's social history and a determination as to whether the proposed treatment plan is appropriate for diagnosis and acceptable to the program. This class manages complex cases involving multiple diagnoses and requiring coordination of services provided by several specialties. Positions in this class are also responsible for reviewing the progress of continuing cases and making judgments as to whether maximum or allowable benefits have been reached. Positions receive administrative and technical guidance from a Supervising Medical Service Coordinator, CCS who is readily available for consultation on difficult cases.
Essential Job Functions
Evaluates referrals and requests for medical service made by physicians, parents, teachers, social workers, nurses and various agencies, considering the impact of varied diagnoses of medical maladies affecting children, the treatment generally required for the ailments and the guidelines for service, and makes determinations of medical eligibility and the type and extent of care proposed for California Children Services.
Approves requests by physicians for hospitalization of children, assisting in arrangements for hospitals not on approved list, and explains California Children Services regulations to physicians.
Determines whether physician's specialty is appropriate to the patient's condition and whether physicians are on State's approved panel.
Advises non-panel physicians on procedure for becoming approved.
Refers patients to specific medical specialists who have been certified by the State Department of Health, California Children Services.
Reviews medical reports and correspondence on assigned cases and coordinates the arrangements for approved medical services.
Participates in case conferences to evaluate treatment proposals and to provide interpretations regarding application of California Children Service policies.
Reviews and authorizes requests for medical equipment and authorizes dispensing of supplies such as drugs, appliances, braces and visiting nurse services.
Determines medical eligibility of referrals for emergency hospitalization or diagnostic studies and expedites the processing of requests for treatment services requested over the telephone.
Based on the physician's plan of treatment for the patient, the coordinator's knowledge and the program guides, determines the amount of time that will be allotted for hospitalization and has authority to approve an extension of time for eligible services rendered.
Reviews each assigned case at least once yearly, requesting and evaluating current medical reports, and determines if medical services should be continued and orders closure when maximum benefits of treatment have been achieved.
Interprets program to physicians, parents, teachers, social workers and to agencies and provides general information concerning medical eligibility requirements and procedures.
Assists those not eligible in developing private or other plans for obtaining medical care.
Attends meetings that update eligibility guidelines and spell out the general conditions under which they will operate.
Reads professional journals and attends seminars and lectures to become informed on new developments relating to the function.
Two years of paid experience as a registered nurse in a pediatric or case management setting**.
Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual's and family's comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.
•Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college or university with a specialty in NURSING.
•Excellent customer service skills.
•Strong leadership and team building skills.
•Excellent verbal communication/presentation skills.
•Proficient knowledge of computer software applications, such as Excel, Word, Outlook, Internet, document management systems, and other databases and software programs.
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.
A current and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
A valid California Class C Driver's License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
have a current and valid license as a Professional Registered Nurse, without limitations or restrictions.
*In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor's degree, you MUST include a legible copy of the official diploma, or official transcripts from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application or within 15 calendar days from the date of filing.
License and Certification Information
Please ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title of your required license and certifications, number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Selection Requirements.
The required licenses and certifications MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will NOT be accepted.
This examination will consist of two (2) parts.
An evaluation of training and experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications andyour responses to the supplemental questions weighted 50%.
An Oral Interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 50%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on both parts of the examination in order to be added to the eligible register.
Passing this examination and being added to the eligible register does not guarantee an offer of employment.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Public Health as they occur.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade 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
Applicants are required to submit a standard Los Angeles County Employment Application andanswer Supplemental Questions ONLINEONLY
to be considered for this examination. Paper applications and/or resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of online applications, although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.
If you are unable to attach the required and/or additional documents at the time of filing, you must e-mail them to **** within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title.
The education and experience listed on the application andyour responses to the SupplementalQuestionsare subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
Applications may be rejected at any stage during the selection process.
Applications will not be accepted by mail, fax, or in person.
This examination will remain open until the needs of theDepartment are met and is subject to close without prior notice.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you clearly
show that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
. Please fill out the application andanswer the Supplemental Questionscompletely and correctly so that you will receive full credit for related education and/or experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, and dates completed. For each job held give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, the number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, your role, level of involvement, independence, size of organization, complexity, and level of accountability surrounding your experience, and salary earned.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE COMPLETE INFORMATION MAY IMPACT THE ASSESSMENT OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCEPTANCE INTO THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS ANDANSWER THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONSONLINE (via electronic submission) at the time of filing. APPLICANTS WHO SUBMITTED THEIR APPLICATION AFTER THE FILING PERIOD WILL BE REJECTED AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE IN THE EXAMINATION PROCESS.
TO APPLY ONLINE, CLICK THE TAB THAT READS APPLY SO YOU CAN TRACK THE STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE.
APPLICANTS MAY UPLOAD REQUIRED OR ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS (i.e. Official transcripts, Diplomas, Certificates etc.) AS ATTACHMENT(S) AT THE TIME OF FILING or within 15 calendar days from the date of filing.
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 or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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