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Public Health Nurse Surveyor

Date Posted:  Sep 19, 2022
Requisition ID:  397388

Indianapolis, IN, US, 47274


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 and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.

Salary Statement:

This position traditionally starts at $47,476 per year and may be commensurate with education and work experience.

About the Job:

The Public Health Nurse Surveyor is responsible for 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.  

Qualified candidates in and around the following surrounding counties are encouraged to apply: Bartholomew, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jennings Ripley Dearborn, Jefferson, Scott, Clark, Floyd, Harrison,  and Washington. “This posting is to generate a pool of potential candidates within a certain region and should not be assumed that there is a current vacancy in the candidate’s immediate area. Candidates from this pool may be contacted in the future when a vacancy in their area exists.”  

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 scope and severity in the provision of healthcare and related services;
  • When functioning as a team leader, ensure adherence with survey protocols, maintain the integrity of the survey process, facilitate the communication among team members, providers, and supervisor and collect and organize documentation.
  • When functioning as a member of a team, communicate observations and findings with other team members and the team leader, complete survey tasks as assigned and according to survey protocols and assist other team members as needed;
  • Conduct on-site investigations of complaints within the required timeframes using federal and state protocols and procedures, including investigations at times specific to the allegations in the complaint, to identify deficient practices and determine appropriate scope and severity in the provision of healthcare and related services.
  • Maintain confidentiality of complainants, residents 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;
  • Document findings on the survey report and submit reports within the required timeframes;
  • Organize and submit survey packets according to Long Term Care policies;
  • Assist with training of new surveyors;
  • Attend staff and area meetings;
  • Prepare for and testify in legal proceedings;

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:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse, in good standing, in the State of Indiana.
  • Ability to successfully complete the federally mandated Basic Long Term Care training and the Survey Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) within the first 12 months of employment.
  • 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 plan and organize to ensure timely completion of survey and administrative responsibilities.
  • Ability to learn investigative techniques needed to complete a thorough investigation including, but not limited to, conducting interviews, reviewing medical records and other documentation and making observations.
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment and software to enter, retrieve and manipulate data.
  • Must hold and maintain a Valid Indiana’s Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work before and after normal work hours, including on 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.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

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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