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county of Los Angeles-HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, RN, FIRE

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Position/Program Information

HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR, RN, FIRE description image
FIRE DEPARTMENT

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY


FILING PERIOD:
 April 6, 2020 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT) - April 17, 2020 AT  5:00 P.M. (PT)
EXAM NUMBER:
35239B

 
NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE OR VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE LETTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

DEFINITION:
Administers, plans, develops, implements, and evaluates specialized health programs for Fire Department employees.


CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
The one position allocable to this class typically reports to a higher level departmental manager or to the departmental medical director in the Fire Department and functions as the coordinator of departmental based programs for Fire Department employees and is responsible for managing, developing and administering health programs designed to educate employees and management to take the necessary steps for the preservation of employee health and safety as required by the California Occupational Safety and Health Act.  Such activities include determination of health education needs, identification of health problems requiring specialized health education programs, establishment ofpriorities, and the planning and development of health programs to promote good health practices for employees and the public.  Incumbents must possess comprehensive knowledge of occupational health nursing to promote health care services to public safety employees; advanced knowledge of current developments and trends in the field of general occupational disabilities and nursing; ability to analyze medical data; and confidentially manage employee medical information in compliance with HIPPA rules and regulations, including counseling employees on medical issues.


 

Essential Job Functions

  • Develops, implements, and monitors policies (e.g., departmental, medical, behavioral health) and programs (e.g., the nursing component of related programs, health awareness campaigns, infection control campaigns, occupational health, communicable disease, handwashing) by investigating and evaluating departmental personnel health, safety records, and other available data; determining departmental needs; ensuring application of division and agency goals, objectives, and 
  • performance standards and measures; and ensuring timely treatment, and appropriate access, quality, and continuity of care in order to ensure compliance with community standards of care, laws, rules, and regulations, with special emphasis on public safety member needs.
  • Plans and conducts health education courses (e.g., health and fitness goal planning, general nutrition, diet guidance, stress management) by collaborating with training staff, identifying training needs, designing curriculum, preparing training materials, and providing formal instruction and presentations in order to encourage firefighters and other public safety personnel to improve and maintain their health, prevent diseases, and reduce risky behaviors.  
  • Advises on the resolution of employee and public health care issues (e.g., communicable diseases, alcohol and drug abuse) by disseminating information about standards and procedures pursuant to the policies, procedures, and applicable regulatory agencies; and providing internal consulting and training for staff in consultation with other County and State agencies (e.g., Department of Health Services, Department of Public Health, Chief Executive Office Occupational Programs Section, State of California, Cal/OSHA) in order to promote quality care and protect the health, welfare, and safety of County employees and the public.
  • Coordinates and conducts individual health and risk assessments by administering a variety of standardized tests (e.g., Beep Test), evaluating exposure risks (e.g., mold), identifying potentially infectious and communicable diseases, documenting findings, and referring staff to obtain medical attention if necessary in order to gain a clear understanding of staff's evolving health status and risks, and address risks in a targeted and impactful way.
  • Represents the Department and the Medical Director in a professional manner by attending formal medical committee meetings, conferences, and task forces specific to the operational needs of the Department, and providing technical advice and/or consultation services in order to provide guidance to healthcare professionals, Department personnel, and administrative staff.
  • Prepares various reports (e.g., annual OSHA report, needlestick report, memoranda) by compiling information into an appropriate format (e.g., text, table, chart, presentation) and operating computer software programs (e.g., email, word processing, spreadsheet, database, PowerPoint) in order to convey, record, or present accurate and adequate information to appropriate parties.
  • Tracks the outcome of job-related injury incidents by reporting on the progression of staff recovery through physical training and conditioning, service-connected 
  • disabilities, and loss of productivity; and reviewing test results and providing recommendations to the Leadership and Professional Standards Bureau on necessary follow-ups in order to prevent future workplace illness/injuries.
  • Administers vaccines (e.g., influenza, MMR, Varicella, TDaP, Hepatitis A and B) by coordinating and placing orders with suppliers (e.g., Department of Public Health and Department Pharmaceutical Services Unit), storing and maintaining vaccines in accordance with manufacturer guidelines, signing off on confirmation slips, distributing vaccines to nursing personnel, and administering vaccines to Departmental employees in order to prevent future workplace illness.
  • Participates in monitoring contracts and invoices by collaborating with the USAR Task Force and contract for laboratory analyses, allocating funds to appropriate budget line items, and reviewing and approving invoices for payment in order to maintain Department operations in accordance with OSHA regulations.
    • Maintains immunization records by entering data into Department-specific databases (e.g., Welltivia) in order to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.

    Requirements

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
    A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college* with specialization in occupational safety, risk management, nursing, health education, or industrial hygiene** - AND - four years of experience in the health care field in the administration, development, implementation, and evaluation of health care programs, policies, and initiatives; including experience analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems.

    LICENSE:
    A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

    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.

    LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION INFORMATION:
    Applicants for this position are required to include a copy of the required license to practice as a Registered Nurse and desired certificate(s) if any, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting their online application. If you are unable to attach your documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the submitted documents.


    PHYSICAL CLASS:
    2 - 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.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
    *Accreditation:  Accredited colleges/institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources.  Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references.  Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential 

    Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc.

    **Educational requirement:  Applicants for this position must include a legible copy of their official diploma, transcript(s), or official letter(s) from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization.  The document(s) must be attached to your application at the time of filing, or submit via fax or e-mail, within (15) calendar days of filing your online application.  Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.
     

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN).
    • Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S).
    • Designated Infection Control Officer (DICO).

    For Desirable Qualifications to be considered, you must include a legible copy of the official certification which shows the area of specialization at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) days of application submission.

    Additional Information

    EXAMINATION CONTENT:

    This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

    Part I: An evaluation of Training and Experience weighted 50% measuring professional/technical expertise of occupational health nursing, trends, and applicable local, state, and federal laws; customer service; technology application; written communication; training; and planning and coordination based upon application information and desirable qualifications/supplemental questionnaire.

    Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% on Part I in order to advance to Part II.

    Part II: A multiple choice test weighted 50% measuring achievement, confidence and optimism, deductive reasoning ability, independence, influence, professional potential, and reliability.


    STANDARDIZED MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

    Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.


    Note: Test invitation letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your online application and also to your user account "inbox" on http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty. It is important that applicants provide a valid e-mail address. The applicant's e-mail address must be able to receive e-mail notifications from fire.lacounty.gov and/or hr.lacounty.gov. Please add this domain to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Applicants should review the security settings on their computer and add http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty as a secure site in the security settings in order to receive emails from governmentjobs.com. Applicants should also log into their governmentjobs.com account and under their profile, review their inbox for notifications.  For specific information on how to access your inbox, please check the governmentjobs.com frequently asked questions.

    Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Results letters will be sent via U.S. mail. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

    SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE:
    The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Please fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and total number of hours worked (full or part time). Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

    ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
    The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible list in order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
     
    SPECIAL INFORMATION:

    AVAILABLE SHIFT:
    Any Shift- Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

    BACKGROUND CHECK:
    Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a background check, including a review of any criminal convictions, which requires a fingerprint scan.  A candidate with a conviction history which has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of the Health Program Administrator, RN, FIRE position may undergo the process for his/her conditional offer of employment to be rescinded.  If rescinded, a candidate's name will be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

    VACANCY INFORMATION:
    The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill Health Program Administrator, RN, FIRE vacancies in the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, as they occur.

    APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
    Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your online application by 5:00 p.m. (PT), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button, when it becomes available, at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty.

    NOTE: We must receive all required documents, if any, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) 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 documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (323) 264-7159 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Failure to provide the documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    Please note that ALL information 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. 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 may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED. 

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING:

    SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
    It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

    COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
    For applicants 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 by visiting http://www.colapublib.org/libs.

    NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL, AND PASSWORD:
    If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their own user

    ID and password. Using someone else's user ID and password may erase the original candidate's application record.
    ADA Coordinator: (323) 838-2239
    Teletype Phone: (800) 735-2922
    California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
    Department Contact Name: Fire Examination Section
    Department Contact Phone: (323) 838-2239
    Department Contact Email: Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov
    Department Contact FAX: (323) 264-7159

    Agency
    County of Los Angeles
    Website
    http://hr.lacounty.gov
    Address
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    Los Angeles, California, 90010




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