Medical Facilities Surveyor

Augusta, ME Full-time

Health Services Consultant I
Opening Date: August 9, 2019

Closing Date:  August 26, 2019

Job Class Code: 4381
Grade: 22
Salary: $44,907.20 - $58,822.40
Position Number: 2031-2333

 

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs. The Division of Licensing and Certification (Division) provides regulatory oversight to protect vulnerable populations from harm and substandard quality of care by enforcing state and federal regulations related to the provision of health services.

Job duties:

 As a surveyor with the Medical Facilities Unit, you will be responsible for the licensing and certification of nursing homes, and other health care facilities. You will conduct certification surveys as part of a survey team. You will also investigation complaint allegations and facility-reported incidents. You will ensure regulatory compliance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation and you will ensure that healthcare facilities comply with state licensing requirements. You will also provide technical assistance for healthcare facilities to ensure their understanding of federal and state regulations.

You will also:
• Complete statements of deficiencies outlining any findings of facility non-compliance;
• Contact complainants to obtain information regarding complaint allegations;
• Participate in training, including mandatory training required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 Registered Nurse and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of nursing and/or in the delivery of health care services.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class)
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine as issued by the State Board of Nursing

Preferred candidates will also have:
o Knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities;
o Experience working in hospitals, home health agencies, ambulatory surgical centers or other healthcare facility;
o Demonstrated critical thinking skills;
o Ability to work with diverse individuals; and
o Ability to be a positive team member

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

For questions about this position, please contact please contact William Montejo at 287-4462 or by email at william.montejo@maine.gov

 *To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter with your application.

 

*In your cover letter, you must provide the following information:

1) explain what prior education and/or experience you have had doing the elements under “Job Description,” above; and

2) explain which, if any, of the attributes under “Preferred candidates will also have” section, above.   

 

Please note: applications sent with cover letters that do not have the information required above may not be considered for this vacancy.

 

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Vigue@Maine.gov .

 

BENEFITS
Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.

 

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.