FILING DATES: 06/20/2018
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure
without prior notice
EXAM NUMBER: Y5590E
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE EXAMINATION
Provides technical guidance to a group of respiratory care
practitioners and ancillary personnel performing respiratory care
services in an assigned area or on a shift, and provides a full
range of respiratory care to patients with severe pulmonary
complications. Essential Job Functions
Evaluates equipment, supplies, and temporary respiratory care
staffing needs following department policies; in the absence of a
supervisor, seeks authorization for the attainment of equipment,
supplies, temporary staff, and use of overtime as needed to ensure
the optimal level of service from a Supervising Respiratory Care
Practitioner, or Head Respiratory Care Practitioner, or service
Provides technical consultation to physicians in the assessment
and evaluation of patients with serious respiratory problems to
provide alternative modalities of care.
Demonstrates the application of respiratory equipment and
techniques to respiratory care, medical and nursing personnel.
Observes the quality and quantity of respiratory care services
being performed within an assigned area; checks the status of
treatment orders and the condition of equipment in use and
communicates with nursing and medical personnel concerning such
things as interdisciplinary relationships and patient problems.
Advises supervisor concerning ongoing personnel, equipment, and
supply needs in assigned area.
Participates in internal and external transports of patients
requiring continuous ventilation.
Performs the full range of ventilator care services as
prescribed by a physician, including selecting, setting up, and
operating a variety of devices such as medication delivery units,
humidifiers, positive-pressure breathing machines, and continuous
mechanical ventilators in critical care units.
Administers complex therapies, such as Inhaled Nitric Oxide (INO
therapy), high frequency ventilation, and heliox therapy, and
performs Non-Bronchoscopic mini-BALprocedures to provide a
non-bronchoscopic method of attaining a sample of bonchoalveolar
fluid in the mechanically ventilated patient for the diagnosis of
ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP).
An Associate's degree in respiratory therapy from an
accredited college -or- a certificate of completion of an approved
two-year training program in respiratory therapy -AND- One year of
experience at the level of the Los Angeles County Senior
Respiratory Care Practitioner administering respiratory care
including continuous ventilation to acute patients under medical
A certificate of completion of Advanced Cardiac Life Support
LICENSE: A California State Respiratory Care Practitioner's
License 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.
The required license/certificate MUST be current and
unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or
restricted license/certificate will NOT be accepted.
PHYSICAL CLASS: 3-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
Bachelor of Science degree* in Respiratory Care from an
accredited college or university.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
- In order to receive credit for the degree and certificate under
the Selection Requirements and Desirable Qualifications, you must
attach a legible photocopy of the official diploma, official
transcripts, or a letter from the accredited institution which
shows the area of specialization at the time of filing or within
fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online.
The two-year training program must be approved by the
Respiratory Care Board of California.
- Experience at the level of Senior Respiratory Care Practitioner
in Los Angeles County is defined as provides a full range of
respiratory care to patients with severe pulmonary complications in
critical care areas.
Applicants must include a legible photocopy of the required
license or certificate to their application at the time of filing
or within 15 days of filing online.
Depending on area of assignment, positions may require one of
the following specialty certifications:
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certificate
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certificate
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and
experience based upon application information and desirable
qualifications weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the
exam in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent
electronically to the email address provided on the application. It
is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please
add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your
email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent
email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.
Applications will be process on an "as-received" basis and those
receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible
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 twelve (12)
months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every
twelve (12) months.
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings,
nights, weekends and holidays.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be
used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health
Available Shift: Any
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 green "Apply" button for this
posting. You can also track the status of your application using
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
Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection
Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT BE
sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so
may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service
are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without
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
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST, on
the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Note: If you are unable to attach required documents, e-mail the
documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing
online. Please include the exam number and 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's or friend's user ID and password may erase
a candidate's original application record.
ADA Coordinator Phone:
California Relay Services Phone:
Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst