Autopsy Technician-photographer

County of Los Angeles
Full Time $56,711 - $68,564 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

Y4879A

APPLICATION FILING DATE

December 21, 2022, at 9:00 AM (PT)

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice.



ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

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The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation.  DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails.  Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit .

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.

THE MISSION:

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

DEFINITION: 

Photographs human cadavers and specimens and assists in the performance of autopsies on human cadavers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assists in the performance of autopsies on human cadavers.
  • Prepares a specified human cadaver, specimen, or organ, such as the liver or brain, for autopsy report photographs and for use in medical training and research by other personnel.
  • Monitors and maintains autopsy log, reports, and other documentation, such as, negative pressure, photographic files, crypt temperature, waste disposal, and other regulatory compliance requirements
  • Maintains inventory of all supplies and safety equipment to be used during the performance of an autopsy.
  • Selects standard camera and artificial light source settings by referring to photographic manuals to ensure photographs/transparencies are correctly exposed.
  • Forwards photographs/transparencies to the ordering pathologist for analysis.
  • Utilizes handheld digital camera or stand-mounted camera to produce quality, accurate images in accordance with standard procedure for the object to be photographed.
  • Photographs with digital camera human cadavers, specimens and organs when requested by pathologist or required by standard procedure by orienting and locating specimens at a distance away from the camera in accordance with standard technique. Ensures images will meet established photographic standards.
  • Adjusts camera and light settings in accordance with changing and varying conditions encountered to ensure quality photographs and transparencies
  • Inspects photographs/transparencies for deficiencies such as overexposure or image cut off and, if necessary, re-photographs organ/specimen if still available.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Six months' experience assisting in the performance of autopsies at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Autopsy Technician* -AND- training in black and white, color, and digital camera techniques.
 
PHYSICAL CLASS III - 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.
 
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional credit will be awarded to applicants who have experience in excess of the Selection Requirements.
 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
: *For this examination experience at the level of Autopsy Technician in the County of Los Angeles is defined as assisting in the performance of autopsies on human cadavers.
 
NO WITHHOLDS ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF FILING. 

OUT-OF-CLASS:
County employees who wish to meet the requirements using out-of-class experience will be considered for this examination. Those claiming out-of-class experience should describe their out-of-class duties in detail in the Work Experience section of their application. Applicants are also encouraged to submit any supporting documentation such as out of class/additional responsibility bonuses, verification of experience documents, and performance evaluations in order to assist staff’s review of applicants' qualifications.

Additional Information

EXAMINATIONCONTENT: This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications, weighted 100%.
 
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on 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 placed on 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.

SPECIAL INFORMATION 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.
 
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.
 
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 4:59 p.m. (PT) deadline on the last day of filing, as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on , 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.
 
 Applications electronically received after 4:59 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
 
For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add , and to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Fill out your application completely and correctly to receive full credit for related education, and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the position. Please do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position 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 and documents provided by applicants 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 verbiage from Class Specification and/or Minimum/Selection Requirements serving 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 a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email the documents to the exam analyst, Brenda Aguila, at within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the 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.
 
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: LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout LA County. Refer to their website at for more information.
 
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.
 
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TELETYPE PHONE: (800) 899-4099
 
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE: (800) 735-2922
 
DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Brenda Aguila, Exam Analyst

(213) 288-7000
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