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Public Health Nurse Surveyor - Home Health and Hospice Nurse Surveyor

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Requisition ID:  110623

Muncie, IN, US, 47302

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.


Salary Information:

The salary for this position starts at a yearly salary of $47,476.00 but may be commensurate with education and experience

About the Job:

The Public Health Nurse Surveyor serves as a nurse surveyor for health care entities licensed/certified or required by law to be inspected by ISDH to determine compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. All surveyors conduct home health and hospice agency surveys.  Experienced surveyors (over 1 year surveyor experience who have federal training) conduct surveys for rural health clinics and end stage renal disease clinics and may be responsible for Quality Assurance, and/or OASIS coordination. This is a field position to be recruited in Delaware and surrounding counties.

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, law, policies and procedures of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, State Agency and Division.
  • Demonstrates professionalism at all times during the survey process and while on duty.
  • Conducts annual surveys, recertification surveys, initial surveys, follow-up surveys, complaint surveys or other types of surveys within prescribed time frames.
  • Assists in training of division staff and new surveyors
  • Investigates complaints following federal and/or state protocol, policies and procedures.
  • Serves as team leader 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.
  • Conducts quality review of surveys based on applicable policies and principles of documentation prior to submission of work.
  • Accurately scans and attaches survey documents to survey when exporting for QA
  • Performs QA duties when assigned according to Principles of Documentation and QA 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:
  • Must have a working knowledge of survey and investigative procedures and the ability to conduct surveys, inspections, interviews, and investigations and to prepare reports by 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 and software, especially word processing and electronic mail.
  • Must have ability to manage time, work independently, 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. 
  • Must have ability to deal with difficult situations and individuals to promote open communication.
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:

  • 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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Nearest Major Market: Muncie
Nearest Secondary Market: Anderson