County of Los AngelesLos Angeles 90007
Full Time

Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.

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Assistant Program Specialist, Phn

County of Los Angeles
Full Time Department of Public Health, 2615 S Grand Ave #500, Los Angeles, CA 90007, United States
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Overview


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO REOPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE BULLETIN INFORMATION, AND DEPARTMENT PHONE NUMBER.


EXAMINATION NUMBER:
PH5233E

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

No out-of-class experience will be accepted.


DEFINITION:
Assists in the planning, developing, evaluating, and modifying of the nursing component of a health program, and in its coordination with the overall nursing service of Community Health Services.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class contribute to the realization of the goals and objectives of an assigned program activity. Positions in this class perform one or more of the following functions as directed by a Program Specialist, Public Health Nursing: Assist in developing, maintaining, and modifying assigned program segments; monitor, review, and assist in evaluating the effectiveness of a program's nursing component; conduct epidemiological surveillance, investigation, and studies; assist in the coordination of program nursing services within the Community Health Services organization, as well as with other public and private community health agencies and services; assist in the orientation and in service education of nursing staff; participate in organized health research projects. Positions in this class must have a thorough knowledge of all of the nursing functions, as well as a fundamental understanding of related disciplines involved in an assigned program area. Assignments in this class include initiating and revising departmental manuals, and functioning as liaison to health personnel concerning legal requirements of nursing practice, and the practices and standards of the Bureau of Public Health Nursing as they related to a particular program activity.
Essential Job Functions
  • Participates in planning and developing program policies and procedures for the nursing component, including the preparation of orders, directives, and procedural manuals.
  • Interprets program standards and procedures to nurses, members of other health disciplines, and the public.
  • Responds to and deals with problems referred from Health Districts, private physicians, the public, hospitals and other agencies concerning the implementation and evaluation of nursing service or activities in an assigned program or program segment.
  • Expedites the interchange of information concerning an assigned program activity within the Department of Health Services and between the department and other agencies.
  • Develops training materials and provides inservice instruction to district nurses concerning content and activities of a program.
  • Answers inquiries regarding nursing policies or procedures in an assigned program or program segment.
  • Maintains current knowledge of and interprets laws and regulations which apply to a program.
  • Prepares and submits reports as required.
  • Meets with community groups to provide information concerning the program.
  • Participates in surveys, special projects, public health and public health nursing research.
  • Leads the activities of nursing staff assigned to projects and special programs for which a Program Specialist, PHN has administrative responsibility.
Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Two (2) years' of work experience as a .*

REQUIRED LICENSES:**

  • A valid, active license (without limitations or restrictions) to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing, and a California State Public Health Certificate.  
  • A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. 
  • A current certification in accordance with the American Heart Associations Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) program.
Department of Public Health requires all licensed clinical professionals, including all Registered Nurses, regardless of their position, to have a BLS/CPR AED certificate because they are all first responders.

PHYSICAL CLASS:

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:
*In the County of Los Angeles, the class of Public Health Nurse is defined as someone who provides public health nursing services in a facility or in the field, at the individual, family, and systems levels.

**In order to qualify, you must include a legible copy of the Registered Nurse License, a California State Public Health Certificate, and  BLS/CPR AED certificate from the accredited institution which shows the title of the required license, number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to .

NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents with your application online, you must e-mail them to within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. In the "Subject" of the e-mail please type the Exam Number and Exam Title.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
Additional points will be awarded for additional experience beyond the Selection Requirements.
 

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the Eligible Register.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

NOTIFICATIONS:
For the foreseeable future, all notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of nonacceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter 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.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register 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.

Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health, as they occur.


SPECIAL INFORMATION 

AVAILABLE SHIFT: 
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. 

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 the County of Los Angeles Job Opportunities Website, 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.

Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to
 
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button located at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.


The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process. 
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements.  Doing so it will result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and the application will be REJECTED.  Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response, therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE

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 or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.


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.

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 659-6546
Department Contact E-mail:

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 659-6546
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

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