DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICESORIGINAL POSTING DATE: 08-10-2009
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.EXAM NUMBER: Y5803LTYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYDEFINITION
Performs advanced metabolic and advanced dynamic radioisotope scanning tests and associated wet laboratory procedures to produce graphic and numerical results for the diagnosis of pathological conditions.
Essential Job Functions
- Performs metabolic tests including ferrokinetic, albumin turnovers calcium absorption, protein turnover, red cell survival, red cell sequestration, fat absorption and fat utilization tests.
- Calibrates instruments associated with tests.
- Performs and quantifies dynamic tests such as radionuclide angiocardiography including gated images.
- Constructs radionuclide dilution curves for various cardiac chambers and lungs.
- Performs quantative tests such as coronary artery imaging, lung ventilation and perfusion, and myocardial imaging tests.
- Performs developmental tests with recently introduced radionuclides.
- Performs data analysis of in-vivo tests.
- Constructs time versus activity histograms from a particular organ or region of interest.
- Adapts new nuclear medicine procedures for routine use.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Completion of an accredited* training course in nuclear medicine techniques, and one year ofexperience performing nuclear medicine technological procedures at the level of a Nuclear Medicine Technologist I** under the direction of a qualified physician in a clinical nuclear medicine facility.LICENSE
Current certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Nuclear Medicine (AART-NM) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).PHYSICAL CLASS III - Moderate:
Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
Please be sure to write the title of your required license, certificate, and/or permit, the number, date of issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Minimum Requirements. Attached a legible photocopy of the required license, certificate, and/or permit of compliance to your applicationat the time of filing or fax the required evidence to us within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your application online.
Applications submitted without the required license, certificate, and/or permit will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license, certificate, and/or permit must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment.The required license, certificate, and/or permit MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license will NOT be accepted.
Experience at the level of Nuclear Medicine Technologist I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as: Performs routine static and dynamic organ radioisotope scanning and associated routine wet laboratory procedures to produce graphic and numerical results for the diagnostics of pathological conditions.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine Technology from an accredited* college or university.
In order to receive credit for the Desirable Qualifications, applicant must attach a valid legible photocopy of Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology to the applicationat the time of filing or fax the copy of degree to us within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your application online.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience; and desirable qualifications based on application information, weighted 100%.Candidates must achieve a score of 70% or higher on this examination to be added to 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 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.VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.SPECIAL INFORMATION
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.AVAILABLE SHIFT:
AnyAPPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATIONAPPLICATIONS 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
from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet 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 with or 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 of filing will not be accepted.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (323) 869-0942 or e-mail 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 applications must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-000, 111-11-111. 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.DEPARTMENT CONTACT
(323) 914-7927 Office
(323) 869-0942 Fax
AMunoz4@dhs.lacounty.govADA COORDINATOR PHONE
(323) 869-7124CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE