Clinical Health Facility Surveyor IV

Recruitment #210819-UNCX-521


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Clinical Health Facility Surveyor IV providing support to Long Term Care Division. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packageincluding a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $64,506.42, based on education and experience.


Position Description:
This position is responsible for performing duties related to technical licensure, certification surveys, and complaint investigations for a variety of health facilities; evaluating the care provided residents/patients/clients by licensed or registered facility staff; and providing consultative and technical assistance to health facilities and laboratories regarding professional standards of practice; and ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Reviews facility compliance history; conducts entrance interview with facility administrator or representative providing explanation for survey and conducts exit interview to discuss problems and deficiencies; tours interior and exterior physical environment of facilities for required equipment, supplies, maintenance, water temperature, and sanitation; evaluates administrative records to include policies and procedures, staffing logs, in-service programs, and medical records in order to ensure compliance with regulations.

Employs sampling methodology to select residents/patients/clients for in-depth evaluation of the care and service needs of the residents/patients/clients versus the care and services provided.

Interviews residents/patients/clients, family members, and facility personnel, and others to obtain and document information regarding residents/patients/clients care and/or to respond to complaints.

Evaluate the administration of health facilities to determine if policies and procedures comply with federal and state statutes and regulations.

Completes required forms and reports, which detail deficiencies noted during facility survey.
Investigates allegations and makes determinations of resident/patient/client abuse and neglect; makes determinations of immediate jeopardy in which immediate corrective action is necessary because a facility practice has caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to a resident/patient/client; makes determinations of actual harm in which a facility practice has cause a negative outcome that has compromised the resident’s/patient’s/client’s ability to maintain and/or reach his/her highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting or medical facility type setting with climate controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level.  While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; carry light items; drive an automobile. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone. Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

Recommends action as to certification or licensure renewal, non-renewal, or termination/revocation; relocates residents/patients/clients in the event of an administrative order for the emergency relocation of residents/patients/clients; testifies to inspection findings at hearings or in court proceedings.

Provides technical assistance to facilities in areas of expertise; describes observed deficiencies to appropriate facility staff and provides consultation relative to improvements needed to comply with regulations.

Other Duties
Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Preferred qualifications:
Registered Nurse with valid permanent Oklahoma license as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing.

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of registration as a Medical Technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, plus eight (8) years experience as a Registered Medical technologist; OR a bachelor’s degree and possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a medical practitioner issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure, plus eight (8) years of professional experience as a licensed medical practitioner; OR possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a social worker issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers, plus eight (8) years of professional experience as a licensed social worker; OR possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as approved  by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to practice practical nursing, or, Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and ten (10) years of experience as a licensed practical nurse in a health care setting; OR possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing, or, Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and nine (9) years of experience as a registered nurse or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and eight (8) years of experience as a registered nurse; OR a combination equivalent of education substituting the completion of a post baccalaureate degree for one year only of the required experience.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.

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