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7385BR
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Health Services
AMBULANCE DRIVER
Y5065B
Open Continuous
12/28/2012
Monthly
2688.56
3581.74
Drives an ambulance vehicle to transport patients to and from County and non-County hospitals and institutions on emergency and non-emergency calls.
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 medical 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; performs duties of Ambulance Medical Technician on an emergency relief basis.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY.  APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Two (2) years' experience with an ambulance service, one (1) year of the required experience must have been in the capacity of an ambulance driver.
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.
A valid California Class C Driver License*, a current California Ambulance Driver Certificate, a current Medical Certificate, and a current California Emergency Medical Technician Certificate. 

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 this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

Applicants MUST attach a legible photocopy of the required certificates to the application at the time of filing.

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

The required license, permit or certificate MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license, permit or certificate will not be accepted.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based upon application information submitted, weighted at 100%.

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

Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

The current vacancies are located within the Deparment of Health Services Emergency Medical Systems Agency.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on 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.
Any
ONLINE FILING ONLY FOR THIS EXAMINATION.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

All applicants are required to submit a standard County of Los Angeles Employment Application online (via electronic submission) ONLY.  Facsimile and hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

Fill out your application completely.  Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.

We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

This examination is subject to closure without prior notice.

Applications must be completed and submitted online by clicking on the link below or above this bulletin that reads Apply to Job.  You can track the status of your application online and receive notification of your progress by mail.

Applications 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 fax them to (323) 869-0942 within five (5) business days of filing online.  Please include the exam number and exam title,

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING:

Social Security Number Language
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything else 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 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 the Los Angeles County.

No sharing 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.
View details regarding Employment Eligibility Information, Social Security Act of 2004, Records of Convictions, Veterans Preference Credit, Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act by clicking on the link below:

GENERAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION

OR

Visit http://hr.lacounty.info to view the above information. Click on Career Opportunities' Tab, and then click on General Examination Information Tab.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

The County will make reasonable accommodations.
Tonia Moore
(323) 890-7927
tomoore@dhs.lacounty.gov
(323) 869-7124
(800) 735-2922
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