Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Health Facility Quality Examiner (Nursing) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Health Facility Quality Examiner (Nursing)

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Health Facility Quality Examiner (Nursing)

Salary

$56,059.00 - $85,125.00 Annually

Location

Dauphin County, PA

Job Type

Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

Department

Department of Health

Job Number

CS-20181485-3924A

Closing

12/19/2018 11:59 PM Eastern

Job Code

3924A

Position Number

00298173

Bargaining Unit

G4

Pay Group

ST08

Bureau/Division

HL Div of Acte and Ambltry Cre

Worksite Address

555 Walnut Street, 7th Floor

Worksite Address

Suite 701

City

Harrisburg

Zip Code

17101

Contact Name

Janine Mohammed

Contact Phone

717-544-3114

Contact Email

jmohammed@pa.gov

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

THE POSITION

This position evaluates the compliance of health care facilities (which include but are not limited to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and abortion clinics) with state and/or federal regulations. Staff evaluate facilities during routine or abbreviated surveys based on license expiration. Additional surveys are conducted to inspect building projects, investigate unusual incidents and complaints reported to the department.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.

  • Full-time employment

  • Must be willing to travel. Travel expenses will be paid.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

This position conducts inspections of acute and ambulatory care facilities to evaluate the quality of care and services and to determine compliance with state and/or federal regulations. The work may require irregular hours in order to evaluate the facility's policies and practices.

Additional types of surveys include complaint and incident investigations, occupancy inspections, and revisits to confirm that the facility has followed their plan of correction to eliminate an identified problem. Inspections are completed over a 7-county area and at times, travel outside that territory is necessary.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

Qualifications:

  • PA residency currentlywaivedfor this title

  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -A bachelor's degree in nursing and one year of related professional experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Nursing specialty area employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.

Prior to final job offer, the selected candidate for this vacancy may be required to provide an official transcript in order to verify education.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, visit the Commission's website, Job Seekers page, forVeterans; visit one of our offices; or contact us atra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Score valid for this specific posting only

  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions

  • Provide complete and accurate information or:

  • score may be lower than deserved

  • application processing may be delayed

  • disqualification may result

  • May only testonceunder this announcement

  • Email notice of test results provided

Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from:

Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (717) 783-3058

Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone (215) 560-2253

Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone (412) 565-7666

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

Internet: http://www.scsc.pa.gov/

Health & Wellness

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*

Work/Life Balance

We understand that there is more to life than work – and we want you to enjoy it!

We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions.

Career Development

We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be.

Other Rewards

Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts.

For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go towww.employment.pa.govand click on the benefits box.

*Eligibility rules apply.

01

Do you possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing or a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing?

If you answer yes to this question, you must upload a copy of your permit/license to support this claim by using the "Attachments" tab on the left.

  • Yes

  • No

02

What level of education do you have in nursing?

  • Master's degree or above

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Some college

  • None

03

Do you have one or more years of professional experience in nursing?

  • Yes

  • No

04

You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You may attach a resume, but youmustalso complete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions.

All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions.

Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which "Level of Performance" most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The "Level of Performance" you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered.In order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function.

If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the "Yes" button and proceed to the exam questions.

  • Yes

05

WORK BEHAVIOR 1 – REVIEWS RECORDS FOR COMPLIANCE

Reviews records such as patient medical records, dietary service records, client records, staffing records and patterns, administrative board minutes and bylaws, procedures, policies and written contracts to determine if they are in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.

  • A. I have reviewed a variety of patient and facility records as THE LEADER of a team of professionals whose sole purpose was visiting facilities and determining the facility's compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

  • B. I have reviewed a variety of patient and facility records as A MEMBER of a team of professionals whose sole purpose was visiting facilities and determining the facility's compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

  • C. I have performed quality assurance reviews of a variety of patient and facility records within the facility I worked. These reviews included determining the facility's compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.

  • D. I have NO experience related to this work behavior.

06

Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.

  2. The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.

  3. Your level of responsibility.

07

WORK BEHAVIOR 2 – CONDUCTS INTERVIEWS

Interviews patients, residents, medical staff, complainants, witnesses, etc. to ascertain facts and secure information in order to detect possible violations of applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  • A. I have experience independently conducting investigatory interviews related to possible violations of laws, rules and regulations. I was responsible for the complete interview process such as planning interviews, developing interview questions, selecting interviewees, taking notes and asking follow up questions.

  • B. I have experience assisting others conducting investigatory interviews related to possible violations of laws, rules and regulations. I was NOT responsible for the complete interview process.

  • C. I have experience independently conducting employment, media or other interviews NOT related to possible violations of laws, rules and regulations. I was responsible for the complete interview process such as planning interviews, developing interview questions, selecting interviewees, taking notes and asking follow up questions.

  • D. I have vocational training, college or graduate level course work related to this work behavior such as interviewing, counseling, developmental listening, evidentiary rules, etc.

  • E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

08

Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.

  2. The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.

  3. Your level of responsibility.

09

If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  1. College/University

  2. Course Title

  3. Credits/Clock Hours

10

WORK BEHAVIOR 3 – WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS

Composes investigative reports, responses to inquiries, or other written reports and documents based on interpretations and comprehension of law, case studies, regulations, investigations, and agency goals.

  • A. I have experience writing investigative reports, responses to inquiries and other written reports and documents. I was responsible for the accuracy and content of the complete document.

  • B. I have experience writing portions or sections of investigative reports, responses to inquiries and other written reports and documents. Someone more experienced than I am was responsible for the accuracy and content of the complete document.

  • C. I have experience preparing basic, routine reports such as weekly or monthly reports, progress reports, or activity reports.

  • D. I have college or graduate level course work related to this work behavior such as technical writing, report writing, non-fiction writing, etc.

  • E. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior.

11

Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.

  2. The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.

  3. Your level of responsibility.

12

If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  1. College/University

  2. Course Title

  3. Credits/Clock Hours

13

WORK BEHAVIOR 4 – PROVIDES TECHNICAL GUIDANCE

Provides technical guidance and consultation to facility staff, administrators, complainants, patients, patient representatives, and the public regarding state and federal laws, rules, and regulations concerning operational licensure/certification requirements for health care facilities.

  • A. I have been a PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT providing technical guidance and consultation services to a variety of personnel such as facility staff, administrators, complainants, patients, patient representatives, and the public regarding licensure/certification requirements for health care facilities.

  • B. I have served as a MEMBER OF A TEAM that provided technical guidance and consultation to a variety of personnel such as facility staff, administrators, complainants, patients, patient representatives, and the public regarding licensure/certification requirements for health care facilities.

  • C. I have read and interpreted state and federal laws, rules and regulations concerning operational licensure/certification requirements for health care facilities; however, have only provided technical guidance to subordinate staff within the facility where I worked.

  • D. I have NO experience related to this work behavior.

14

Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below.

  1. The name of the employer where you gained this experience.

  2. The actual duties you performed related to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior.

  3. Your level of responsibility.

Required Question

Agency

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Address

613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120

Website

http://www.employment.pa.gov