The Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse (HFEN) conducts inspections, investigations, surveys, and evaluations of health facilities for conformity with licensing and certification requirements of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and for compliance with State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to medical care. Advises healthcare facility administrators and community agencies regarding State health facilities inspection, licensing, and certification programs. Primary responsibility is for uniform application and enforcement of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, pharmacy, social, dental, and related services.
35% Travels to and conducts in-depth surveys of healthcare facilities, individually or as part of a team, to determine compliance with State licensing and federal certification requirements. Conducts and documents interviews of healthcare facilities’ residents, staff, and other relevant personnel. Requests and reviews resident medical files for relevant patient information, documenting necessary information for legal action while ensuring patient confidentiality. Independently, or as part of a team, makes a determination of healthcare facilities’ compliance with State and federal laws and regulations based on survey findings and observations. Prepares written comprehensive narrative reports of findings including conclusions and recommendations and prepares written statements of deficiencies when deemed appropriate.
35% In response to complaints submitted to the CDPH regarding patient care and healthcare delivery in licensed healthcare facilities, the incumbent travels to and conducts investigations of facilities, documenting fully for legal actions all evidence relating to non-compliance. Conducts and documents interviews of healthcare facilities’ residents, staff, and other relevant personnel. Requests and reviews resident medical files for relevant patient information, documenting necessary information while ensuring patient confidentiality. Independently makes a determination of healthcare facilities’ compliance with State and federal regulations and prepares written comprehensive narrative reports of investigations including conclusions and recommendations, and prepares written statements of deficiencies when deemed appropriate.
10% Attends and presents both written and verbal testimony to provide support for civil monetary penalties, informal conferences, citation review conferences, evidentiary hearings, informal dispute resolutions, municipal or superior court proceedings, and arbitration procedures. Responds to these legal actions as an expert witness on matters relating to State and federal laws and regulations pertaining to patient care and the healthcare delivery system.
10% Attends meetings and participates in local programs to improve uniform compliance in licensed health care facilities. Attends training sessions in order to keep abreast of trends in the healthcare delivery system and industries.
5% Advises and assists healthcare facility administrators in matters relating to the State requirements for inspections, licensing, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities.
5% Other duties as required, including, but not limited to, collecting data required for special studies and preparing licensing and complaint packets for staff.
ADDITIONAL JOB ATTRIBUTES AND REQUIREMENTS:
LICENSES: Possession and maintenance of a valid California Registered Nurse license; the legal requirements to practice as a professional registered nurse in California.
KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, practices and trends of the healthcare delivery system.
ABILITY TO: Reason logically, evaluate relevant data and formulate conclusions; analyze data and present ideas and information effectively both orally and in writing; consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of subject-matter areas pertaining to the healthcare delivery system; gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: • Excel Spreadsheet and Access database development, maintenance and report development. • Excellent computer skills using Word, Excel, and Power Point. • Ability to communicate effectively. • Knowledge and experience in grant application review, monitoring, and administration. • One to two years’ experience in accounting. • One to two years’ experience in state contracting. • Familiarization with California Legislative process.
SPECIAL PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: • Ability to take initiative, and work both independently and as a team member. • Ability to independently represent the Licensing & Certification Program and the CDPH in a professional manner while in contact with licensed healthcare facility staff, residents, and the public.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: • Ability to establish and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with co-workers and the public, interacting with individuals of varying personality types and personal backgrounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES:
• Extensive travel. Some over-night travel required on a case-by-case basis.
• Travel to various healthcare facilities in order to conduct surveys, investigations, and evaluations. •Transportation of manuals and binders to various healthcare facilities while conducting survey and investigation activities, which, in total, may exceed 50 pounds. Ability to think and reason in analyzing quantitative and qualitative information. • Efficiently perform assigned tasks under demanding and competing deadlines. • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly express ideas or facts, both orally and in writing. • Ability to interpret and comprehend both written and oral information necessary to perform assigned tasks and complete assigned objectives.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants must submit ALL of the following:
• A completed Standard State Application (STD 678)*
*A completed application includes the Position Title, Position Number, and your eligibility in the Job Title line and must be signed and dated. Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents (incomplete application packages) will be eliminated from the selection process. All submitted information will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to an interview.
**Faxed, emailed and hand delivered applications will not be accepted**
**A 60 day candidate pool will be established for subsequent vacancies**
**Multiple positions may exist for this vacancy**
**All Methods of appointment may be considered**
**Once a significant candidate pool is received, an internal cutoff period will be selected**
Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse
580 - 851 - 8011 - XXX
Final Filing Date:
San Francisco District Office 150 North Hill Drive, Suite 22 Brisbane, CA 94005
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