Cardiovascular Technician

Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position/Program Information


September 30, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m., PT - Until the needs of the services are met and is subject to closure without notice




Open Competitive Job Opportunity


All County 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 exemption for 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.


The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 6.5 billion.

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.


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


Assists in cardiac catheterization by maintaining and operating a physiological monitoring recording system and related diagnostic equipment; conducts highly specialized non-invasive examinations of the heart. Essential Job Functions

Connects patient to electrocardiographic monitoring system prior to catheterization or other procedures. These procedures include the full range of invasive types including HIS Bundle recording and those involving pacemakers.

Calibrates and balances such equipment as intra-cardiac pressure recorders, transducers, digital analyzers, densitometers and other electronic diagnostic machines using standard tests and values.

Monitors and records intra-cardiac pressures and cardiac tracings throughout catheterization procedures and advises the cardiologist of the existence and extent of abnormalities.

Makes post-examination calculations from data gathered including that of valve areas, cardiac output (Fick and green dye method), cardiac index, oxygen uptakes, saturations and consumption, pulmonic resistance, systemic resistance and shunt flow by entering values into algebraic formulas.

Assembles all calculations, recorded data and time sheets after the examination and prepares them into a final report for use by the cardiologist to determine the need for and advisability of performing surgery and the type and probable extent of the required surgery.

Trains cardiology fellows and residents in the operation of pressure recorders and related equipment and in methods of calculating values.



Option I - Completion of a comprehensive program in cardiopulmonary or cardiovascular technology at an approved school* including clinical instruction in the maintenance and operation of physiological monitoring and other cardiac catheterization diagnostic equipment and the preparation of related reports.

Option II - One (1) year of experience performing the duties at the level of the Los Angeles County Classification Cardiovascular Technician.

Desirable Qualifications:

Current Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS).

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.


  • The comprehensive program in cardiopulmonary or cardiovascular technology must be accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Experience at the level of the Los Angeles County Class of Cardiovascular Technician is defined as: assists in cardiac catheterization by maintaining and operating a physiological monitoring recording system and related diagnostic equipment; conducts highly specialized examination of the heart.

Please be sure to attach a legible photocopy of the required license, certificate, and/or permit of compliance to your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from filing 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.

Additional Information


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

Credit will be given to applicants who possess additional experience in excess of the Selection Requirements.

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

Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add and to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.


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 on 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.


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


The resulting eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.



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 at the top right of 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.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and 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.

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. Do not group your experience 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 and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.


Please provide your social security number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a social security number.


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.


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.

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 individual 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.


(323) 914-7111


(800) 735-2922


Jaquelyne Saldana, Exam Analyst (Best way to contact due to telework)

(323) 914-5124

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Cardiovascular Technician

Los Angeles County