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HEALTH FACILITIES SURVEYOR NURSE I

Recruitment #14-004244-001

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

DHMH- Office of Health Care Quality, Catonsville, MD.

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to conduct on site inspections of programs regulated by the Office of Health Care Quality, to determine their compliance with federal Medicare certification regulations and/or State licensure regulations. These programs include the Ambulatory Care Unit, Assisted Living and Adult Medical Day Care Units, Behavioral and Allied Health Unit, Developmental Disabilities Unit, Hospital and HMO Unit, as well as the Long Term Care ( Nursing Home) Unit.  Please see below for a summary of the position in each unit.

Ambulatory Care Unit:  A surveyor in this unit must be able to work independently and have excellent time management skills. Moderate computer skills and strong writing skills are required.  The surveyor must possess good communication skills including the ability to articulate clinical findings in easily understood terms.  Experience is desired in one or more of the following program types:  Home Health Agencies, Hospice Programs, End Stage Renal Dialysis Centers, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, or Outpatient Physical Therapy.  This job requires use of your personal vehicle and some overnight stays.

Assisted Living and Adult Medical Day Care Units:  A surveyor in these units primarily goes out into the community individually to conduct licensing surveys, renewal surveys, or complaint investigations.  Surveyors are cross-trained to conduct all aspects of a survey pursuant to the Assisted Living and Adult Medical Day Care regulations.  Surveyors complete reports based upon facility compliance with the regulations.  Surveyors are expected to travel state-wide to complete surveys.  The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with an occasional overnight stay.  

Behavioral and Allied Health Unit:  A surveyor in this unit primarily goes out into the community individually to conduct licensing surveys, renewal surveys, and complaint investigations.  Surveyors are cross-trained to conduct all aspects of a survey pursuant to the behavioral health regulations that cover mental health and substance use disorders providers.  Surveyors complete reports based upon facility compliance with the regulations.  Surveyors are expected to travel state-wide to conduct surveys in facilities to include Outpatient Service Programs,  Opioid Maintenance Therapy Programs, and Therapeutic Group Homes.  The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with an occasional overnight stay.

Developmental Disabilities Unit:  This unit is divided into licensing and investigative surveyors.  Licensing surveyors primarily work in teams and conduct licensing and licensing renewal surveys of facilities serving individuals with developmental disabilities including both day and residential services.  Investigative surveyors primarily work individually in response to complaints and allegations of abuse and neglect received by the agency.  Surveyors in the unit travel state-wide.  The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with limited over-night stays.

Hospital and HMO Unit:  A surveyor in this unit may investigate complaints and conduct surveys at hospitals, residential treatment centers, health maintenance organizations, freestanding medical facilities, federally qualified health centers, and health care facilities within correctional facilities.  The surveyor usually works independently and occasionally with a team.  The surveyor will maintain a case load of complaints and assignments, which must be managed to their conclusion.  The surveyor will be required to complete all training programs mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for hospitals and residential treatment facilities.  This is a field position that requires the surveyor spend about 50% of their time at facilities throughout the state.  The surveyor will be required to use their personal car for travel to the facilities.  Overnight travel may be required for surveys and investigations in some areas of the state.

Long Term Care (Nursing Home) Unit:  A surveyor in this unit conducts inspections of nursing homes to determine compliance with State and federal regulations.  The surveyor will be required to complete all training programs mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for long term care facilities, including QIS training.  Moderate computer skills and strong writing skills are required.  The surveyor must possess good communication skills including the ability to articulate clinical findings in easily understood terms.  This is a field position that requires extensive travel and overnight stays throughout the state.  Experience in nursing homes and/or similar clinical settings are desirable.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None

Note:

1.) Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse may be substituted for the Education requirement.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing. A copy of your license, license verification or license number and expiration date must be attached to your application.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.
Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.  For Recorded Job Information Call:  410-767-6018.

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.



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