Would you enjoy a rewarding career as a professional representative of the Department Of Health, ensuring that nursing home residents are receiving proper care? The Health Facility Quality Examiner is responsible for conducting inspections of nursing homes to evaluate the quality of care and services, and to determine eligibility of facilities for state licensure and certification and federal long term care programs.
Employees in this job perform professional assignments to evaluate compliance with state and federal regulations that pertain to long term care health care providers/facilities. The work involves the evaluation of the quality of care provided to residents in long-term care facilities, and the investigation of complaints relative to the quality of care, and quality of life and services provided to residents. Work is performed through the application of knowledge, established methods, practices, procedures, policies, and regulations related to the various professional disciplines in the health care field.
Work Hours and Additional Information:
- Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, with a 30 minute lunch period
- This position requires irregular work hours to meet departmental needs.
- Frequent travel is a requirement of this position.
- Statewide travel, overnight travel and flexible work hours are required in order to accommodate state and federal mandates.
- Employee will be required to carry a cell phone and respond to complaints during off-hours.
- The employee in this position may be assigned to function independently, with a partner, as a member of a team, or as the designated team coordinator during on site surveys.
- You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam folders, for these notices.
- Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - A bachelor's degree in nursing and one year of related professional experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
- Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
- Condition of Employment: Nursing specialty area employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
- PA residency currently waived for this title
- Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents. These documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
- If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- Must be able to perform essential job functions
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at [email protected]
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The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
- Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
- Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
- Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
You must provide complete and accurate information or:
- your score may be lower than deserved.
- you may be disqualified.
- You may only apply/test once for this posting.
- Your results will be provided via email.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*
We understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!
For most positions, we offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules are available for certain positions.
We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.
Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.
For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go to www.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.
- Eligibility rules apply.