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Ambulance Driver

County of Los Angeles
Full Time Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, 313 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
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Overview






FILING START DATE: 

May 1, 2023

at 8:00 A.M. (PT) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.



EXAM NUMBER: Y5065B

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION, SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.

All Department of Health Services workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemptionfor qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.


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 and four 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. 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.

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

DEFINITION:
Drives an ambulance to transport patients to and from County and non-County hospitals and institutions on emergency and non-emergency calls.

Essential Job Functions

Drives an ambulance in compliance with State and local traffic laws and ordinances and County policies and procedures to transport ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients, wheelchair patients and stretcher patients who may be either acute or non-acute to and from their homes and County or non-County health care facilities.



Responsible for the safe transportation of the patients and ambulance crew.



Determines the ambulance speed and emergency driving conditions for transporting acute stretcher patients.



Lifts and transfers patients between beds and stretchers or height-adjustable ambulance cots equipped with wheels.



Carries patients in stretchers and wheels patients in stretchers or wheelchairs.



Lifts patients into and out of an ambulance and positions them securely in the ambulance.



Notifies Ambulance Dispatcher by telephone or radio of traffic accident involving ambulance or any other emergency requiring a change in the route or trip plan such as need for transporting a patient directly to a County hospital or the nearest emergency hospital.



Reports any traffic accidents in accordance with California State Motor Vehicle Code and completes required accident reports.



Stops ambulance and assists Ambulance Medical Technician in restraining patients who become irrational or violent.



While en route, stops at scene of accident or other emergency and provides emergency care, if necessary.



Completes Driver's Daily Trip Report including entries of information about ambulance servicing and patients transported. This includes patient's name and address, departure and return times, mileage, and any unusual circumstances or services performed such as the use of siren or oxygen.



Reports any accompanying medial or non-medical personnel.



Operates radio equipment to maintain constant communication capability.



Inspects ambulance and reports necessary repairs; checks and adds gasoline, diesel fuel, oil, transmission fluid, coolant, and wiper fluid.



Perform duties of Ambulance Medical Technician on an emergency relief basis.

Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Two (2) years of experience with an ambulance service of which one (1) year must have been in the capacity of an ambulance driver.



LICENSE:

A valid California Class C Driver License* is required.



A California Class B Driver license may be required at a later date. This license is required when more than nine persons are in the vehicle.



*Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record form the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicants's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.  



CERTIFICATION:

**A current valid California Ambulance Driver Certificate including a valid Medical Examiner's Certificate, and a valid California Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.



A valid California Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certificate or a valid California Paramedic license may be submitted in lieu of the California Emergency Technician Certificate.



Please be sure to include the title of the required license/certification(s) number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency.



The required license/certificate(s) must be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, or restricted license/certificate(s) will NOT be accepted.

PHYSICAL CLASS IV - Arduous:
Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:

  • Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess relevant experience in excess of the Minimum Requirements.
Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:

This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience and desirable qualifications based on application information weighted 100%.



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



ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

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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 in 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:
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.


APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AND PASS A URINE DRUG SCREEN TEST AS PART OF THE REPLACEMENT MEDICAL EXAMINATION.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The current vacancies are located within the Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Systems Agency.



APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.


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

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button for 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 p.m. (PT) deadline 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 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.

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 mbecerra5 and info@governmentjobs.com 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.
  • Please access the link below for important Employment Information.  
NOTE: We must receive all required documents, if any, at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days of submitting your online application. Please check your application to ensure that the documents are uploaded by logging on to County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. Applicants must submit all documents to be considered (official diplomas, official transcripts, certificates, etc.) during application submission. All documents must be clear and legible. Although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the online application, resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must e-mail the documents to the exam analyst
at mbecerra5 within seven (7) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include the exam number and the exam title on the email.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:  
Please provide your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed person 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.  You may refer to their website for more information regarding the reopening of some libraries with limited hours 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:
Miguel Becerra, Exam Analyst
Phone: (213) 288-7000
E-mail: mbecerra5

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

TELETYPE PHONE:
(800) 899-4099
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