Anesthesia Technician

County of Los Angeles
Full Time $51,756 - $69,756 Per year CA Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, 313 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
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Overview

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY


EXAM NUMBER:

Y5373A


FILING START DATE:

March 12, 2024 at 9:00 A.M., PT


This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE OR WITHHOLDS ARE ALLOWED FOR THISEXAMINATION.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The 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, four (4) acute care hospitals and expanded network of community partner clinics – DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, 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.gov. 

MISSION
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION
Acquires, prepares, sets-up, and maintains anesthesia equipment used in administering anesthesia for both routine and complex surgical cases.  

Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts a functional check of anesthesia equipment during assigned shifts.
  • Prepares, sets up and calibrates anesthesia equipment in assigned operating rooms prior to the beginning of the scheduled surgery.  Adapts the equipment as required for specific surgical procedures.  Ensures that all appropriate anesthesia equipment and supplies are in each assigned operating room, or outlying area.
  • Cleans, disinfects, stocks and maintains routine anesthesia equipment and supplies in accordance with infection control and manufacturers policies and regulations.
  • Maintains the standardized anesthesia carts to assure that appropriate equipment and supplies are available to anesthesia providers.
  • Transports anesthesia equipment to and from anesthesia work areas if required.
  • Removes all special and reusable material after each surgery and disinfects this material in accordance with infection control policies and regulations.
  • Regularly checks anesthesia equipment and monitors to ensure proper working condition.
  • Maintains anesthesia supplies and equipment according to needs and schedules.  Organizes and maintains anesthesia workroom, supplies and equipment.  Regularly inspects stock items to validate their shelf life, rotating those no longer in compliance.
  • Responds to emergency anesthesia supply and equipment replacement requests during anesthesia administration.  Obtains extra equipment or monitors during a case as necessary.
  • Identifies malfunctioning equipment.  Performs basic trouble shooting for monitors and equipment and reports defective equipment and equipment malfunctions to appropriate technical repair personnel.  Documents and maintains preventative maintenance and quality records.
  • Assists in the establishment and maintenance of a regular schedule of proper maintenance and calibration of monitors used in the administration of anesthesia.
  • Monitors hospital approved disinfectants for their effectiveness per manufacturer’s suggested guidelines.
  • May be assigned to responsibility for ordering supplies as well as keeping records of equipment inspections.


Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Option I:
Two (2) years of experience at the level of an Anesthesia Technician in a healthcare setting*.

Experience at the Level of Anesthesia Technician is defined as: acquiring, preparing, setting up, and maintaining anesthesia equipment used in administering anesthesia for both routine and complex surgical cases. 

- OR -

Option II:
Completion of an approved Anesthesia Technology program from an accredited institution.**

CERTIFICATE(S) AND LICENSE(S) INFORMATION: 
**Applicants must attach a legible copy/image of their certificates to their application at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from the application date. Certificates must be issued by an accredited program by the American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT), Applications submitted without the required evidence of certifications will be rejected.

Please ensure the Certificates and Licenses section of the application is completed. Provide the title(s) of your required certificate/license(s), the number(s), date(s) of issue, date(s) of expiration, and the name(s) of the issuing agency for the required certificate(s) and/or license(s) as specified in the Requirements. 

Required certificate(s) and/or license(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, to receive credit for certificate(s) and/or license(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the certificate(s) and/or license(s) must be active and unrestricted.

NOTE:
If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you may email the documents to Alvonte Harraway at within seven (7) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include your full name (as it appears on your application), the exam number, and the exam title in the email message.

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. 
PHYSICAL CLASS 3 - MODERATE:
This class requires that the incumbent stand or walk most of the time with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION: 
*Healthcare settings include places where healthcare occurs, including acute care hospitals, urgent care centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, specialized outpatient services (e.g., hemodialysis, dentistry, podiatry, chemotherapy, endoscopy, and pain management clinics), and outpatient surgery centers. 

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
An evaluation of training and experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire responses weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in the examination to be added to the eligible register.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess additional year(s) of experience beyond the Requirements at the level ofan Anesthesia Technician: acquiring, preparing, setting up, and maintaining anesthesia equipment used in administering anesthesia for both routine and complex surgical cases in a healthcare setting.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be added to the eligible register accordingly.


The names of candidates on the eligible register will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

Applicants who are successful in this examination and are added to the eligible register may not apply for and compete in this examination for twelve (12) months following the date of being placed on the eligible register. Applications received before expiration from the eligible register will be rejected.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.


AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

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 at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

You may be required to verify your email address when logging in to the Government Jobs portal of the County's employment website. 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 is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

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.

Utilizing the 
VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements to serve as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the
Requirements. Comments such as "See Résumé" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.

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. Do not group your experience. 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.

Please note that the Department of Health Services requires applicants to show that they perform the specified duties listed in the posted Minimum
 Requirements as their principal work activity. It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three components: ACTION/S you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that/those action/s, and the BENEFIT that was realized from that/those actions. Include specific reference to the impact you made in the positions you have held.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employees have a Social Security Number.

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.


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.

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.

ANTI-RACISM, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (ARDI):
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst races. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE: (323) 914-6365

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: (800) 735-2922

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Alvonte Harraway, Exam Analyst
E-mail:
HR ESC Phone Number: (213) 288-7000 

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