Registered Nurse, Health Care Facility Inspector – West Region
Department of Public Health
 Marlborough, MA

The Massachusetts

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.

Duties and

Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Inspects and surveys departments of health care
    facilities and services to determine compliance with rules and regulations
    for certification and licensure.
  • Drafts reports on health care facilities and services
    relative to conformance with federal requirements and state regulations
    (based on on-site inspections and desk reviews).
  • Evaluates plans of correction submitted from health
    care facilities and conducts follow up visits to determine ongoing
    compliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.
  • Participates in the development of methods of
    evaluating health care facilities, services and related programs, in order
    to determine the degree of acceptance and utilization of health care, type
    and breadth of service, characteristics of recipients, extent of
    involvement of professional workers, operational costs and other related
    activities.
  • Provides consultation, guidance and training to
    facilityâs health care professionals and other staff involved in patient
    care, and direction of programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health
    care administration.
  • Capacity to establish and maintain effective working
    relationships 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 groups
    such as the elderly, children, and mentally, physically and/or emotionally
    disabled.

Preferred

Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of professional work experience as a
    Registered Nurse working in a health care facility, preferably nursing
    homes.
  • Proven experience in a health care profession, in
    addition to basic investigative skills.
  • General knowledge of state and federal regulations
    related to hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Skilled in exercising a high degree of initiative,
    judgment, discretion, confidentiality and decision making to achieve
    objectives.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
    with the capacity to demonstrate strong interpersonal, interviewing,
    teamwork, communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including
    Excel, Word, and Outlook.

DPH Mission Statement:

The mission

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.

Total

Compensation:

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 medical
    insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision
    Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and
    Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional
    life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State
    Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year and
    competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Benefit for employee
    and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and
    Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness
    Programs
  • Professional Development and
    Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified
    Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Hire

Process:

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.

For questions

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.

Substitutions:

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.

Special Requirements:

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.