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CYTOLOGY LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST II

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
EXAM NUMBER:Y4960B
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
ORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 06/08/2011
DEFINITION:
Assists a Cytology Laboratory Technologist Supervisor in the operation of a large cytology laboratory unit by resolving technical problems, developing recommendations on a new or alternative methods, materials, and equipment, and assigning, training, and reviewing the work of journey-level technologists.
Essential Job Functions
Assigns work to a group of Cytology Laboratory Technologist I's and assists them in solving problems connected with the preparation and processing or microscopic examination of slides of human cell samplings.
Expedites the flow of work through the laboratory; follows up to determine reasons for technician failure to meet expected production volume.
Determines daily count of abnormal cases each technician must review with pathologist for final diagnosis; schedules technician time for such review with pathologist.
Assists the Cytology Laboratory Technologist Supervisor in orienting new technicians to the laboratory and to the specific procedures established by the laboratory for the preparation, processing and microscopic examination of specimens.
Re-screens, during absence of or at the request of the Cytology Laboratory Technologist Supervisor, a specified percentage of cases each technician has reported as negative.
Counsels technicians in the correct interpretation of difficult cases.
Investigates difficulties encountered in preparing, processing or staining specimens or problems of equipment malfunction and takes or recommends appropriate action for their resolution.
Assists the laboratory supervisor in the identification of new methods, materials, equipment or other items of supply that appear to warrant investigative evaluation.
Participates in experiments to evaluate the feasibility or adaptability of products or procedures into regular laboratory operations, and in the setup and standardization of new equipment.
Functions as designated relief for the Cytology Laboratory Technician Supervisor when the latter must be absent from the laboratory.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Three (3) year's experience at the level of Cytology Laboratory Technologist I* in an approved laboratory**.
LICENSE:
Cytotechnologist's certificate issued by the California State Department of Health***.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
Desirable Qualifications:
A Master's degree in Medical Technology from an accredited**** university.
Additional Information
Special Requirement Information:
*Experience at the level of Cytology Laboratory Technologist I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as:prepares and microscopically examines slides of human cell samplings for the presence of disease or other abnormality..
**An approved laboratory is defined as a clinical laboratory that has a federal issued Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation that authorizes the laboratory to accept human specimens for the purpose of performing laboratory examinations, and is accredited by the College of American Pathologist (CAP) or the Joint Commission.
***Applicants must attach a valid legible photocopy of theircertificate to practice as a cytotechnologist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services to the application at the time of filing.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate must have acertificate to practice as a cytotechnologist issued by the State of California Department of Health Services.
The required certificate MUST be current and unrestricted ; conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted certificates will not be accepted.
****In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Master's degree,you must include a legible photocopy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application.
Special Information:
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Available Shift:
Any
Examination Content:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based on application information weighted at 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Vacancy Information:
The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
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 six (6) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every six (6) months.
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 Apply tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
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 VERBIAGE
from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
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, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
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, you must **** or email the documents to the exam analyst, within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
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 number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
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.
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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