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Public Health Nurse Surveyor - Acute Care

Date Posted:  Nov 6, 2019
Requisition ID:  26910
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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.

 

About the Indiana State Department of Health
The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.

 

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $47,476.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

 


 

About the Job:

The Public Health Nurse Surveyor serves as a nurse surveyor for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, abortion clinics, birthing centers, and other assigned health care entities licensed and/or certified by ISDH to determine compliance with state and/or federal rules and/or regulations. The Public Health Nurse Surveyor reviews, triages, assigns, closes complaint investigation.  The Public Health Nurse Surveyor assists field surveyors in assuring complaints are investigated timely in accordance with division/CMS policy.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: ​​​​​​

  • Conducts annual surveys of assigned entities to determine compliance with state and/or federal rules and/or regulations.
  • Conducts surveys following protocols as defined by SOM, policies and procedures of the Agency and Division.
  • Demonstrates professionalism at all times during the survey process.
  • Assists in training of division staff and new surveyors
  • Investigates complaints following federal and/or state protocol, policies and procedures.
  • Serves as team leaders for surveys when assigned which includes assigning survey tasks, conducting entrance and exit conferences and merging and submitting reports timely.
  • Conducts assigned areas of survey when acting under another team leader and submitting reports in accordance with Principles of Documentation and QA policy.
  • Reviews complaints on assigned facilities, establishes priority, assigns to surveyor for investigation, reviews investigation after POC is approved and closes complaint.
  • Assists field surveyor in assuring complaints are investigated timely in accordance with division/CMS policy. 

The job description 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.

What You'll Need For Success:
  • Is committed to the public health mission of the agency and Commission of protecting the health, safety, rights, privacy of patients, clients and residents of entities being surveyed.
  • Is required to have specialized knowledge of nursing principles and techniques as applied to population being served by entities being surveyed.
  • Is required to have specialized knowledge of operation and administration of type of facility being surveyed.
  • Must have a working knowledge of survey and investigative procedures and the ability to conduct surveys, inspections, interviews, and investigations and to prepare reports documenting findings.
  • Must have practical knowledge of appropriate state and federal laws, rules and regulations for licensing/certification of type of entity being surveyed.
  • Must have practical knowledge of and the ability to review and analyze entity records and documents for compliance with rules/regulations.
  • Must have ability to observe and recognize potential adverse health and safety conditions or rule/regulation violations.
  • Must have ability to communicate verbally and in writing with individuals and in group situations.
  • Must have working knowledge of computers, especially word processing and electronic mail.
  • Must have ability to manage time and complete tasks without constant supervision.
  • Must have ability to be flexible and maintain composure under stressful situations.
  • Must have understanding of and ability to work as a member of a team.

 

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

 

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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