Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified individual dedicated to
public health, quality of life and safety to conduct surveys within
Massachusetts nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities, and
review inspection findings.
The Health Care Facility
Surveyor will play a vital role ensuring our nursing homes, hospitals and
other health care facilities comply with all state and federal regulations. The
ideal candidate will have experience working in a health care setting and an
understanding of regulations and policies that apply to nursing homes,
hospitals and other health care facilities in Massachusetts.
Please Note: This position surveys facilities statewide, with the majority of the assignments in the West Region. This is a field position, though travel into the Divisionâs main office in Marlborough will be occasionally required. Applicants need access to a reliable vehicle for transportation. This position may be required to work occasional weekends.
Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):
- Inspects and surveys departments of health carefacilities and services to determine compliance with rules and regulationsfor certification and licensure.
- Drafts reports on health care facilities and servicesrelative to conformance with federal requirements and state regulations(based on on-site inspections and desk reviews).
- Evaluates plans of correction submitted from healthcare facilities and conducts follow up visits to determine ongoingcompliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.
- Participates in the development of methods ofevaluating health care facilities, services and related programs, in orderto determine the degree of acceptance and utilization of health care, typeand breadth of service, characteristics of recipients, extent ofinvolvement of professional workers, operational costs and other relatedactivities.
- Provides consultation, guidance and training tofacilityâs health care professionals and other staff involved in patientcare, and direction of programs.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of healthcare administration.
- Capacity to establish and maintain effective workingrelationships with others, including agency officials, staff associates,other employees, providers, vendors and health care administrators.
- Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws,rules, regulations concerning hospital licensure for accreditation.
- Familiarity with the factors,trends and problems in providing health care services to client groupssuch as the elderly, children, and mentally, physically and/or emotionallydisabled.
- At least 3-5 years of professional work experience as aRegistered Nurse working in a health care facility, preferably nursinghomes.
- Proven experience in a health care profession, inaddition to basic investigative skills.
- General knowledge of state and federal regulationsrelated to hospitals and nursing homes.
- Skilled in exercising a high degree of initiative,judgment, discretion, confidentiality and decision making to achieveobjectives.
- Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skillswith the capacity to demonstrate strong interpersonal, interviewing,teamwork, communication and organizational skills.
- Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products includingExcel, Word, and Outlook.
DPH Mission Statement:
of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness,
injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and
health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people
in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy
optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to
comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and
infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations,
and health disparities.
DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and
conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations.
We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to
assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health
and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We
license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses
that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public
health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including
births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and
work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and
solve public health problems.
As an employee of the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity
influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve -
but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features
an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your
overall compensation, including:
- 75% state paid medicalinsurance premium
- Reasonable Dental and VisionPlans
- Flexible Spending Account andDependent Care Assistance programs
- Low cost basic and optionallife insurance
- Retirement Savings: StateEmployees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
- 11 paid holidays per year andcompetitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
- Tuition Benefit for employeeand spouse at state colleges and universities
- Short-Term Disability andExtended Illness program participation options
- Incentive-based WellnessPrograms
- Professional Development andContinuing Education opportunities
- QualifiedEmployer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
A criminal background check will be completed on the
recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive
Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For
more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori.
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance
with the Human Resources Divisionâs Hiring Guidelines.
Education and license/certification information
provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public
Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealthâs website.
regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human
Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2.
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.
I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
II. A Graduate degree with a major in nursing may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.
1. Current and valid registration ss a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
2. Possession of a current and valid Class D Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.