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NURSING ATTENDANT I, DEO Training Program

Company: Los Angeles County
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Position/Program InformationTYPE OF RECRUITMENTOPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYEXAM NUMBERY5098CAPPLICATION FILING PERIOD10/05/2021 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT)This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.REBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE JOB TITLE, CHANGE THE NAME OF THE PROGRAM'S ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT, ADD INFORMATION ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES AND ITS MISSION, AND TO UPDATE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.COVID-19 VaccinationAll County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICESThe Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 25 health centers and four acute hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 employees, and has an annual budget of over $6.9 billion.Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re- entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings to supportive housing. For additional information regarding DHS, please visit www.dhs.lacounty.govMISSIONTo advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.DEFINITION:Provides basic nursing services to both child and adult inpatients or to children of preschool age in the custody of County Day care nurseries.DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY (DEO) TRAINING PROGRAM:The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) training program supports the Board of Supervisor's Local and Target Worker Hire Policy. This policy places residents served into an accredited Nursing Attendant training program and provides educational support throughout the training from program admittance to State certification.The trainees who complete the Nursing Attendant program and obtain State certification as a Nursing Assistant with the California Department of Public Health will be used to fill Nursing Attendant I vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.Essential Job Functions* Monitors condition of patient at bedside who require close and constant observation and care due to altered mental status, extreme risk of falls, or accidental injury.* Provides observation for patients that may require protective supervision and interventions during specified periods of time to ensure patient safety.* Contributes to patient comfort, well-being and satisfaction by responding to personal requests, making adjustments in position, assisting with toileting programs, setting patient limits, providing hydration and dietary items, filling water containers, linen changes.* Assists patients with the traditional activities of daily living, such as eating, brushing teeth, dressing and undressing, and eliminating.* Takes and records temperature, pulse and respiration of patients, and reports adverse vital signs or observed abnormal stress, discomfort or concerning behaviors/psychiatric interventions.* Assists providers, nurses, and physicians in providing basic nursing care or treatments.* Turns and positions patients and places supports to prevent pressure sores; Positions and holds patients for examination or treatment.* Assures a safe and sanitary environment for the patient by cleaning up minor spills in kitchen and dining areas, by making beds, cribs and bassinets, and by maintaining ward, sleeping quarters and recreational areas in a clean and orderly condition.* Maintains and improves functional status of patients' ability to perform activities of daily living required to meet basic needs, and maintain health and well-being.* Communicates with patients, visitors, and staff to maintain a safe environment for patients.* Performs support tasks such as replenishing unit supplies, answers phone calls, etc.* Transports patients on beds or stretchers between patient care areas and diagnostic test areas for examination and treatment as needed.* Provides rehab activities, engage in patient activities, redirect/reorient patient based on diagnosis as needed.RequirementsSELECTION REQUIREMENTS:1. A certificate of Completion from the Department Economic Opportunity (formerly known as the Department ofWorkforce Development, Aging, and Community Services) Los Angeles County's America's Job Centers ofCalifornia Nursing Attendant Training Program.* AND-2. Certification as a Nursing Assistant by the State of California.*Please note that applicants who passed the Skills and Written portions of the State exam but do not currently appear on the California Nurse Assistant Registry and have not received their certification number will be WITHHELD from the eligible register until a copy of the Nursing Assistant Certification from the CaliforniaDepartment of Public Health is submitted. To be placed on the withhold list, you must provide an official letter with your Official Score Report from the Nursing Assistant program or National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) verifying passing of both the Skills and Written portions of the State Competency Examination.* AND-3. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program certificate issued by theAmerican Heart Association.*PHYSICAL CLASS: IV - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.LICENSE AND CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS:* To compete in this examination process, applicants must have current certification as a Nursing Assistant by the State of California.Required license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, in order to receive credit for license(s) and/or certification(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted.Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their official letter from the Nursing Assistant program or National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) verifying the passing of both the Skills and Written portions of the State Competency Examination.* Applicants must attach a current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) Program certificate issued by the American Heart Association.*If you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail the documents to Annette Abrom at aabrom@dhs.lacounty.gov, within seven (7) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number, the exam title, and your full name as it appears on your application.Additional InformationEXAMINATION CONTENT:This examination will consist of a structured interview weighted 100% which will evaluate job preparation and knowledge of position, interpersonal and oral communication, problem solving and decision making, and work skills. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be added to 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 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.AVAILABLE SHIFTS:Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.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 FILING INFORMATION:Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.Applicants may be required/prompted to verify their email address when logging on to file an application. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This feature is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.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 and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.IMPORTANT NOTES:* All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during theexamination 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 descriptionof duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result inan INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.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.L.A. County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout L.A. County. Refer to their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening/ for more information.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.FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.ADA COORDINATOR:(323) 914-6365CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:(800)735-2922DEPARTMENT CONTACT:Annette Abrom, Exam AnalystE-mail: aabrom@dhs.lacounty.govHR ESC Phone Number: (213) 288-7000COUNTY OF LOS ANGELESEmployment InformationAny language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.Your Responsibilities:1. Completing Your Application:a. Before submission of the application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is correct and complete on the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.b. List each payroll title separately for each job. Do not group your experience. Specify the beginning and ending dates for each job. If you are a Los Angeles County employee and have held multiple positions, do NOT list all of your time with the County under your present payroll title.c. Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.d. To receive credit, include required documents (e.g., copy of your diploma, transcript, certificate, or license) as directed on the job posting. International degrees in a foreign language must be translated to English and evaluated for equivalency to U.S. standards. Refer to the job posting for specific deadlines for supporting documentation.2. Requirements on Job Posting:a. Your application will only be accepted if it clearly shows you meet the requirements. The information you give will determine your eligibility and is subject to verification at any time.b. You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment unless other age limits are stated on the job posting. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for any individual over age 40.c. Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40- hour week, unless specified otherwise. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.3. Application Deadline: All job applications must be completed and submitted before the closing time on the last day of the filing period as indicated on the job posting unless other instructions are provided. Job postings with an open continuous filing period are subject to closure without prior notice. It is to your advantage to file your application early and not wait until the last allowable date and time as you will not be able to apply once the filing period has closed.4. Change of Name or Address: To change personal information such as your name or address, log into your profile on www.governmentjobs.com and make the necessary change. This can be done at any time.5. Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy:a. It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. b. If you are an individual requesting reasonable accommodation(s) in the examination process, please contact the testing accommodation coordinator listed on the job posting. The provision of accommodation may be subject to verification as allowable with State and Federal law. All accommodation-related information will remain confidential.Disclaimer: The County of Los Angeles is not responsible or in any way liable for any computer hardware or software malfunction which may affect the employment application or the application selection process.You assume all responsibility and risk for the use of this system and the Internet generally. This system and the information provided on it are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. No advice or information given by the County of Los Angeles or its respective employees shall modify the foregoing or create any warranty.The County of Los Angeles expressly disclaims any warranty that the information on this system or on the Internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from the system is free of viruses or other harmful components. You shall have no recourse against the County of Los Angeles as the system provider for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights a user may have in anything posted or retrieved on our system.The County of Los Angeles shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this system or with the delay or inability to use it (or any linked sites), or for any information obtained through this system, or otherwise arising out of the use of this system, the Internet generally or on any other basis.NOTE: Your application is submitted using Secure Encryption to ensure the privacy of all information you transmit over the Internet.By accepting the Use Disclaimer set forth here, you agree to all of the above terms and further agree to use this Online Job Employment Application System only for the submission of bona fide employment applications to the County of Los Angeles. Any other use of this Online Job Employment Application System, including without limitation any copying, downloading, translating, decompiling, or reverse engineering of the system, data, or related software, shall be a violation of the Use Disclaimer.Test Preparation: Study Guides and other resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive system for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at https://hr.lacounty.gov/. Additional resources may be listed on the job posting. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.Veteran's Credit: In all open competitive examinations, a veteran's credit of 10 percent of the total credits specified for such examinations will be added to the final passing grade of an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States under any of the following conditions: During a declared war; -or- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; -or- During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010 the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; -or- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti qualifies for credit.A campaign medal holder or Gulf War veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980 (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. Applicants must submit the documentation for each open competitive exam to qualify for veteran's credit. More information available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/Accreditation Information: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). More information available at: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/070812_PPG123.pdf and http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/205105_PPG_123_AC E_Resource_Guide.pdfBackground Check: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.Career Planning: Resources to help current and prospective employees plan a career with Los Angeles County are available. To explore career paths to and from nearly all job titles, please visit our interactive Career PathFinder application at https://career-pathfinder.hr.lacounty.gov/#/.Benefit Information: Depending on the position, the successful candidate will enroll in a contributory defined benefit pension plan if the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013 (first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012) - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medical Hospital Insurance Tax portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California.Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number on the job posting. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program: In an effort to improve compliance with courtordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.Social Security Act of 2004: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov, or call toll free 1-800-772- 1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.Employment Eligibility Information: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Part 2.8 commencing with Section 12900 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the Regulations of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 4, Sections 7285.0 through 8504) prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.COVID-19 VACCINATION: Some County workforce members may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful candidates for those positions/classifications may be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.Updated April 2023

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