Cardiac Electrodiagnostic Technician Ii

County of Los Angeles
Full Time 24 per week $42,357 - $56,992 Per year CA Silicon Beach Medical Center, 5450 Lincoln Blvd, Marina Del Rey, CA 90094, United States
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Overview



   EXAM NUMBER

 Y5546R

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

 Open Competitive Job Opportunity


  APPLICATION FILING DATE

Friday, May 26, 2023 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)


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


ABOUT THE 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.  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: 
Conducts non-invasive electrodiagnostic examinations of patients using phonocardiography, vectorcardiography, or dynamic electrocardiographic equipment and assists in exercise stress testing procedures.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs non-invasive electrocardiogram examinations of patients in various clinical settings including outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, intensive care units and the emergency department using dynamic electrocardiographic equipment. Assists Providers with exercise stress testing and ambulatory monitoring procedures.
  • Positions patients for tests. Places electrodes in a consistent configuration per protocol to patient's chest to record cardiac rhythm and conduction over various periods of time by means of a portable electronic recorder; instructs patients on how to maintain a written chronological record of symptoms and the type of activity being engaged.  Uploads recordings to the appropriate workstation for scanning and/or placement in the electronic medical record.
  • Attaches patient to an electrocardiogramphic machine; records electrocardiograms at specific intervals during tests and when an abnormality occurs, adjusts workloads on exercise equipment; taking and recording blood pressure.
  • Applies wearable cardiac devices to patients for long-term continuous monitoring of possible heart conditions such as irregular heartbeats or arrythmias. Instruct patients on applying wearable devices for home testing as needed. Monitors patients for compliance and uploads final reports to electronic health record for physician interpretation.
  • Assists a physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioners in the performance of patient exercise or pharmacological stress testing.
  • Conducts the following types of examinations as requested by a physician or advanced nurse with the well-defined protocols with respect to preparing patients, Setting up, adjusting, and operating equipment; may include applying sensing devices to patients.
  • Phonocardiography examination: Attaches one or two microphonic devices at specified locations on patient's chest and then places stethoscope devices on the carotid artery and apex artery or the jugular vein as directed by a physician to pick up the sounds of heart and blood vessel activity which are recorded an a tracing.
  • Vectorcardiography examination: Attaches multiple electrodes to patient's arms, legs and chest to record the direction and magnitude of the electrical forces of the heart; observes oscilloscopic image and operates electronic equipment to obtain a photographic three-dimensional image (loop) of each segment of an electrocardiographic scalar complex
  • Dynamic electrocardiographic examination: Attaches three electrodes to patient's chest to measure and record heart activity over a period of from 10 to 24 hours by means of a portable electronic tape recorder; instructs patient how to maintain a written chronological record of symptoms of abnormal heart activity and the type of activity being engaged in at the time.
  • Assists a physician in the performance of patient exercise treadmill testing of heart activity under stress by preparing and attaching patient to an electrocardiographic machine, adjusting treadmill speed and angle as directed, taking and recording blood pressure and heart pulse rate at specified intervals, making an ECG tracing at the outset followed by multiple heart rhythm strip tracings throughout the exercise and post exercise periods.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements:
One (1) years’ experience at the level of Cardiac Electrodiagnostic Technician I*.

Desirable Qualifications:Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications.
 

  • Successful completion of an ECG technician program certificate** from an accredited school.
  • Additional years of experience at the level of Cardiac Electrodiagnostic Technician I-in excess of the Minimum Requirements. 
Physical Class II - Light: 
This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:
*Experience at the level of Cardiac Electrodiagnostic Technician I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Conducts electrocardiographic examinations of patients in clinics, wards, and intensive care units.

No Out-of-Class experience will be accepted. 

**In order to receive credit for any certificate, you must attach a legible copy to your online application at the time of filing, or via email to  within 7 calendar days of filing your application online.

Additional Information

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

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.

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 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.

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 race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be submitted online only. Applications submitted by U.S Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" green 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 5:00 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 invitations letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add as well as , and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
 
Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.
 
Regardless if whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile box, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.
 
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 in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
  • We may reject your application at any point during the examination hiring process, including after the appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICAITON of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE form the Class Specifications and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
  • Fill out your application completely.  The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection 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.
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: 
(323) 914-7111
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922
 
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Gabriela Caudillo, Exam Analyst
Email Address: 
Telephone Number: (213) 288-7000 
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