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HEALTH FACILITIES SURVEYOR NURSE I

Recruitment #17-004244-0002

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

DHMH, Office of Health Care Quality, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to conduct on-site surveys of providers regulated by the Office of Health Care Quality and to determine their compliance with federal and/or State regulations. A nurse surveyor must possess excellent communication and writing skills, including the ability to articulate clinical findings in easily understood terms. At least moderate computer skills are required. This position is an integral part of OHCQ's mission, which is to protect the health and safety of the citizens of Maryland and to ensure there is public confidence in the health care and community service delivery systems. This is a field position that requires the use of your personal vehicle to travel throughout the state. Overnight stays are required at different frequencies in the various units. Below are descriptions of the nurse surveyor roles in each unit:

Ambulatory Care Unit: A surveyor in this unit must have excellent time management skills and must be able to work independently. Experience is desired in one or more of the following: home health, hospice, dialysis, ambulatory surgery center, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, or outpatient physical therapy. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 2 - 3 times a month.

Assisted Living and Adult Medical Day Care Unit: A surveyor in this unit primarily goes out into the community individually to conduct licensing surveys, renewal surveys, or complaint investigations. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 1- 2 times a month.

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 in mental health, substance use disorder, and allied health providers. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 1 - 2 times a month.

Developmental Disabilities Unit: A surveyor in this unit may individually investigate a complaint or provider-reported incident or may work on a team conducting a licensing or renewal survey. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 1 - 2 times a month.

Hospital and HMO Unit: A surveyor in this unit investigates complaints and conducts surveys at hospitals, residential treatment centers, health maintenance organizations, freestanding medical facilities, and health care facilities within correctional facilities. The surveyor usually works independently and occasionally with a team. The surveyor will be required to complete all training programs mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The majority of travel can be completed in one day, with overnight stays about 1 - 2 times a month.

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. Experience in nursing homes and/or similar clinical settings is highly desirable. There are overnight stays about 8 - 10 times a month.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing specialty codes in the inspection of health care facilities and program field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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.

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 current license or license verification must accompany 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.

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.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov

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

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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



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