Photo of Municipal Services Building CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
invites applications for:
Health Care Aide (Institutional / Bilingual-Spanish)
Exam Number: 10Q14B01

SALARY: $28,335 - $30,636 Annually
  (New employees will be appointed at the minimum salary.)
OPENING DATE: 07/13/2009
CLOSING DATE:
07/31/2009 5:30 PM, EST
COMPETITION: Open-Competitive
DESCRIPTION:
This is general health care work providing patient and/or resident care in a residential care institution. An employee in this class performs routine nursing support and housekeeping tasks. Work includes weighing and measuring patients, taking blood pressures, and keeping rooms clean and neat. The work has some disagreeable aspects. Moderate to strenuous physical effort is required. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level medical superior.

BILINGUAL SPECIALTY Performs the duties with members of a Spanish language speaking community.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.
  1. EDUCATION
    Education equivalent to completion of the eighth school grade; AND
    Successful completion of an approved course in geriatric and/or nursing care; AND

  2. GENERAL EXPERIENCE
    Sufficient training and/or experience to be able to understand and speak fluently and clearly in English and Spanish.

Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources that has included the specific experience described above.

NOTE:
Successful completion of a nursing aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the state of Pennsylvania is required prior to appointment in Institutional Specialty.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Certification of attendance at an approved school of nursing aides and eligibility for state registration.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT
Philadelphia residency is not required at the time of application.  Once hired, employees have six (6) months to move into the City Of Philadelphia.


EXAM INFORMATION:

EXAMINATION PARTS AND WEIGHTS
Written Examination - 100%
Oral Exam - Qualifying

PROJECTED EXAM SCHEDULE
This examination will be tentatively scheduled for the week of September 21, 2009.  Please note that this examination date is subject to change.

ELIGIBLE LIST
OPEN-COMPETITIVE. Only an open competitive eligible list will be established as a result of this examination.  Permanent City employees will recieve no promotional preference in this examination.

U.S. VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
Ten points for veteran's preference will be added to the scores of eligible veterans who apply for open competitive tests and pass the examination.  You must be honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces.  Attach a DD214, member 4, to your application if you wish your eligibility to be reviewed.  Spouses of disabled or deceased veterans may also be considered.

LEGACY PREFERENCE
The children of Philadelphia Firefighters or Police Officers who were killed or died in the line of duty shall be accorded a preference in open competitive civil service entrance examinations.  Candidates who qualify for this preference and who take and pass open competitive civil service examinations shall have ten points added to their final score.  The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded.

TEST REVIEW
In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test.  Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a Test Review.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

When applying by U.S. Mail, the application should be sent to:

City of Philadelphia
Office of Human Resources
1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard, Room 1640
Philadelphia, PA 19102

To apply in person, please visit the Employment Application Center on the Concourse Level of the Municipal Services Building, 1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City Philadelphia, Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon) to 4:00 PM.

All applications must be received by the close of business or postmarked no later than July 31, 2009.