Health Facilities Surveyor

Augusta, ME Full-time

Health Services Consultant II
Opening Date: August 07, 2019

Closing Date:  August 23, 2019

Job Class Code:  4385
Grade: 24
Salary: $48,692.80 - $64,001.60
Position Number: 2000-1951

 

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 hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, ICF/IIDs, portable x-ray providers, outpatient therapy providers and rural health centers. As a Health Services Consultant II (HSC II), you will be a team lead, which requires coordinating certification survey teams of 3-4 survey staff, leading the survey/investigation team, and collecting/consolidating survey team members’ notes and compiling the statement of deficiencies. You will also review plans of correction and, in conjunction with management, determine if the plan of correction is acceptable or not.  The HSC II also provides technical assistance for providers to help them understand federal and state regulations.

 You will also:

  • Conduct pre-survey reviews of all pertinent facility history;
  • Assign survey tasks to team members;
  • Conduct the entrance and exit conferences with facility leadership;
  • Review survey documentation, consolidate all team member results and write the statement of deficiencies using the Principals of Documentation;
  • Conduct complaint investigations;
  • Participate in training, including mandatory training required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 Registered Nurse License as issued by the State of Maine Board of Nursing; and four (4) years of progressively-responsible experience in the field of nursing and/or in the delivery of health care services.

 

Preferred candidates will ALSO have:

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities;
  • Experience working in hospitals, home health agencies, ambulatory surgical centers or other healthcare facility;
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills;
  • Knowledge of principles of documentation.
  • Knowledge of state human resource practices and policies.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals.
  • Ability to build and lead teams.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please contact William Montejo at 287-4462 or by email at william.montejo@maine.gov

 *To apply, 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.