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Long Term Care Nurse Surveyor

Date Posted:  Nov 18, 2022
Requisition ID:  415468

Hobart, IN, US, 46342


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

Agency Statement:


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers so that they can reach their optimal health regardless of where they live, learn, work, or play.

Salary Statement:

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $67,314 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


This professional position is responsible for the direct application of the Long Term Care survey process.  This survey process includes conducting on-site surveys in a variety of health care facilities to determine compliance with federal certification and state licensure requirements where applicable and reviewing/evaluating the quality of care, quality of life, environment and services provided to all residents in the facilities.  This position may be required to perform these duties as team leader, team member, or individually as a complaint investigator. This is a field position. Qualified individuals from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are encouraged to apply.

About the Job:

As the Public Health Nurse Surveyor, you will be responsible for conducting on-site surveys in various healthcare settings to determine compliance with federal certification and state licensure requirements where applicable and reviewing/evaluating the quality of care, quality of life, environment and services provided to all individuals in those settings.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conduct on-site surveys using federal and state protocols and procedures to identify deficient practices and determine appropriate level of non-compliance in the provision of healthcare and related services. Communicate observations and findings ensure adherence with survey protocols and maintain the integrity of the survey. 
  • Conduct on-site investigations of complaints within the required timeframes using federal and state protocols and procedures. 
  • Maintain confidentiality of complainants, consumers who are the subject of the complaint, and the complaint survey schedules.   
  • Complete a written summary of the investigation of each allegation in the complaint. 
  • Organize and submit survey packets according to division policies. 
  • Prepare for and testify in legal proceedings. 
  • May assist in staff training. 


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Must be an active Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana. 
  • One year (1) of experience as a Registered Nurse in an Acute or Long-Term Care setting is preferred. 
  • Specialized knowledge of principles of nursing practice and standards of care. 
  • Specialized knowledge of state licensure and federal certification requirements. 
  • Knowledge of survey and investigative procedures and the ability to conduct surveys, inspections, interviews, observations, and investigations. 
  • Ability to identify potential adverse health and safety conditions. 
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment and software to enter, retrieve and manipulate data. 
  • Ability to work before and after normal work hours, including weekends and holidays. 
  • Ability to be professional and maintain composure under stressful situations. 
  • Commitment to the public health mission of protecting the health, safety, rights, privacy, and well-being of residents in long term care facilities.


You must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Ability to successfully complete all federally mandated training and testing within the first 12 months of employment. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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