Health Facility Surveyor III

Recruitment #211021-X29C-I01

Introduction

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 Health Facility Surveyor III providing support to Health Resources Development Service. This is a classified position (PIN 34002907) 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 $51,818.02 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
•Conducts mandated onsite reviews and complaint investigations of the nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs (NATCEPs) in facility, private, and higher education settings to ensure compliance with federal and state nurse aide training requirements.
•To review and approve applications for nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs and, through inspection, identify and report on non-compliance with federal and state nurse aide training requirements; participate in quality assurance activities; and consult with facilities and training programs on nurse aide training issues.
•Performs technical licensure, certification surveys, and complaint investigations for a variety of health facilities; providing consultative and technical assistance to health facilities and facility operation; and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
Combination of office, vehicle, and public establishment work settings. Work is typically performed in an office location with a climate controlled setting and exposure to moderate noise level. Travel is required for this position. Ability to drive for hours at a time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies regarding licensure and certification of health care facilities; of what constitutes immediacy of threat to a client; and of the requirements for determining culpability of a facility.  Ability is required to observe, document, analyze, and evaluate the provision of care against the applicable standards of practice, statue, and regulation; to employ the principles and methods of conducting interviews using memory retrieval methods; to interview residents/patients/clients with diminished mental capacity, developmental disabilities, and/or acute and chronic medical conditions; to gather and present findings within a hostile facility environment while maintaining professional tone and demeanor; to analyze non-verbal and verbal communications to determine if an interview subject is omitting information or is being deceptive, and employ techniques for identifying omissions and deception in written statement; and to distinguish between the potential for harm and the potential for serious harm.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing technical licensure, certification surveys, and complaint investigations for a variety of health facilities; providing consultative and technical assistance to health facilities and laboratories regarding standards for patient services and facility operation; and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Health Facility Surveyor job family consists of four levels, which are distinguished by the depth and breadth of accountability, the expertise required to perform assigned duties and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership and supervision to others.  Because of the experience and knowledge required to evaluate health care systems, entry into this job family is at the career level.

Level III:   
At this level incumbents work with the highest degree of independence and autonomy with minimal review or oversight and may serve as the team leader.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level III:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in business, public health, hospital or public administration, behavioral, environmental, or fire safety science and six years of experience in a health care, developmental disability, public health, environmental health, fire safety, or domiciliary facility licensure, certification, accreditation, inspection, or administration; or a bachelor’s degree which includes a minimum of thirty semester hours in any combination of physical, natural or biological sciences and six years of experience in health care, developmental disability, public health, environmental health, fire safety, or domiciliary facility licensure, certification, accreditation, inspection, investigation, or administration; or a combination equivalent of education substituting the completion of a post baccalaureate degree for one year only of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:  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 six (6) years of experience as a licensed practical nurse 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, Registered Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and five (5) years of experience as a registered nurse or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and four (4) 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.

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REQUIREMENTS:
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.

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