Bulletin Number 32946BR
Type of Recruitment Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Position Title NURSING ATTENDANT II
Additional Title APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY- APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL N Read more ...
OT BE ACCEPTED.
Exam Number J5100G
Filing Type Open Continuous
Filing Start Date 04/14/2014
Salary Type Monthly
Salary Minimum 2058.09
Salary Maximum 2701.82
Position/Program Information Positions allocable to this class are characterized chiefly by their responsibility for providing prescribed bedside nursing care and limited technical services under close supervision to assigned adult or pediatric inpatients in a medical, surgical, obstetrical, psychiatric, admitting or rehabilitation ward or other inpatient care unit, and by the performance of related clerical and sanitation tasks.
Essential Job Functions Performs a limited prescribed range of technical nursing tasks, such as collecting urine, stool and sputum specimens; making clini-tests for acetone; monitoring the physical condition of patients and reporting changes to the charge nurse; measuring and recording patients' food and liquid intake and output; taking and recording vital signs; and recognizing manifest signs of anxiety, stress or indications of change in emotional state of behavior; performs EKG based on a provider order or at the direction of a registered nurse.
Provides limited therapeutic services for patients in assistance with the lead nurse or physician, such as turning and positioning patients to prevent pressure sores and to facilitate drainage, applying hot or cold compresses, applying bandages; giving baths, suctioning respiratory passages, administering oxygen, giving bowel and bladder training, administering irrigations of the mouth, throat, bladder, vagina and rectum, and inserting urinary catheters.
Contributes to patient comfort and well-being by rearranging bedding and changing linen, serving and removing meal trays and responding to requests for personal services, such as filling water containers, making mechanical adjustments of bed and providing assistance in changing position in bed, furnishing bedpans and urinals, and giving baths, shampoos and back rubs.
Maintains a sanitary environment for patients by cleaning up minor spills, washing and sterilizing bedpans, urinals and emesis basins; cleaning bathtubs and hydrotherapy tanks; cleaning up operating rooms after use; and washing and sterilizing instruments and equipment such as catheters or tubings.
Performs other support tasks, including taking inventory, completing order and replenishing supplies such as thermometers, gloves and needles; inspecting, folding, packaging and sterilizing dressings; and assisting in patient admission, transfer and discharge by listing and making distribution of clothing and valuables; and performs incidental clerical tasks.
Administers passive exercises to or helps patients to perform exercises and activities prescribed by a physician, licensed therapist, or registered nurse. Assist patients in sitting up, getting out of bed and ambulating.
Carries on prescribed structured interaction with patients which is designed to provide an environment in which behavioral modification may take place; observes and reports patient's response.
Assists physicians in performing medical procedures positioning and draping of patients; restraining patients during procedure and passing instruments and supplies to the physician as requested.
Helps patients as may be required in all of the usual activities of daily living such as eating, brushing teeth, dressing and undressing, and eliminating.
Encourages patients to resume normal functioning at a pace in keeping with their capability.
Communicates with patients and with members of the hospital staff in a manner conducive to achieving and maintaining a patient environment which is free of stress and emotional tension.
Protects patients and staff by intervening in ward disturbances, calming agitated patients and may assist custody when applicable in restraining patients.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Six months' paid experience as a Nursing Attendant in a ward or clinic in an accredited hospital -AND- completion of a training assignment or a recognized training program in Nursing Attendant work.*
Physical Class 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(s) Required 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.
Special Requirement Information A mandatory tour of a Correctional facility and the Medical Services work environment will be required as part of the selection process prior to beginning the background investigation process.
*In order to receive credit applicants must submit proof of completion of a training assignment or a recognized training program in Nursing Attendant work within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing your online application. CURRENT AND ACTIVE Certification as a Nursing Assistant from the California Department of Public Health will be accepted as proof of completion.
Examination Content This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based on application information weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Special Information Shift: Any Shift
APPOINTEES WILL BE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH INMATES IN A JAIL ENVIRONMENT, AND MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING A FINGERPRINT SEARCH.
Examples of disqualifying factors include: any felony convictions, job related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year, failure to appear, at fault accidents, suspended license, driving under the influence), poor credit history, poor employment history, substance abuse, anyone on probation.
Vacancy Information The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Custody Services Division, Medical Services Bureau.
Eligibility Information The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on 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 examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
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.
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application ONLINE. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if applicable) completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
All information is subject to verification.
We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.
We may close the examination without prior notice.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE:
To apply for this examination, click on the button above or below this bulletin that reads, "Apply to Job" so you can apply online, track the status of your application, and get notified of your progress by mail.
We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing.
NOTE: Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing. Failure to provide the required documentation prior to promulgation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
For further information concerning this examination, please call Personnel Administration, Professional Examinations Unit, at (323) 526-5611, TTY (323) 260-5291 OR (323) 267-6669.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE 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 (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT 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.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES BULLETIN INFORMATION
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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.
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 make reasonable accommodations.
Department Contact Name Professional Exams Unit
Department Contact Phone (323) 526-5611
Department Contact Email www.lasd.org
ADA Coordinator Phone (323) 526-5671
Teletype Phone (323) 260-5291
California Relay Services Phone (800) 735-2922
Alternate TTY Phone (323) 267-6669
Job Field Nursing
Job Type Paraprofessional