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Home Health Nurse Surveyor

Date Posted:  Jun 21, 2024
Requisition ID:  445570

La Porte, IN, US, 46350


Work for Indiana


Begin a fulfilling career with the State of Indiana by joining one of the largest employers in the state, offering a diverse range of opportunities across 60+ agencies. At the state, you'll find competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a commitment to work-life balance. Most importantly, you'll have the chance to make a real and measurable impact on the lives of Hoosiers across Indiana.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion—we make it our goal to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace with a workforce that is representative of Indiana's population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


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.


Role Overview

This professional position serves as a nurse surveyor for health care entities licensed/certified or required by law to be inspected by IDOH to determine compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. This position requires the candidate to be a Registered Nurse. This is a field position. Qualified individuals from Porter, LaPorte and adjacent counties are encouraged to apply. 


Salary Statement

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $67,314.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.


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. 


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 Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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 and is committed to recruiting, selecting, developing, and promoting employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to complete this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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