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State of Massachusetts Registered Nurse, Health Care Facility Inspector – West Region in Marlborough, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a qualified individual dedicated to public health, quality of life and safety to conduct surveys within Massachusetts nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities, and review inspection findings.

The Health Care Facility Surveyor will play a vital role ensuring our nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities comply with all state and federal regulations. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a health care setting and an understanding of regulations and policies that apply to nursing homes, hospitals and other health care facilities in Massachusetts.

_Please Note:_* *This position surveys facilities statewide, with the majority of the assignments in the West Region. This is a field position, though travel into the Division’s main office in Marlborough will be occasionally required. Applicants need access to a reliable vehicle for transportation. This position may be required to work occasional weekends.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Inspects and surveys departments of health care facilities and services to determine compliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.

  • Drafts reports on health care facilities and services relative to conformance with federal requirements and state regulations (based on on-site inspections and desk reviews).

  • Evaluates plans of correction submitted from health care facilities and conducts follow up visits to determine ongoing compliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.

  • Participates in the development of methods of evaluating health care facilities, services and related programs, in order to determine the degree of acceptance and utilization of health care, type and breadth of service, characteristics of recipients, extent of involvement of professional workers, operational costs and other related activities.

  • Provides consultation, guidance and training to facility’s health care professionals and other staff involved in patient care, and direction of programs.* *

_Required Qualifications:_* *

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of health care administration.

  • Capacity to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including agency officials, staff associates, other employees, providers, vendors and health care administrators.

  • Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations concerning hospital licensure for accreditation.

  • Familiarity with the factors, trends and problems in providing health care services to client groups such as the elderly, children, and mentally, physically and/or emotionally disabled.

_Preferred Qualifications:_* *

  • At least 3-5 years of professional work experience as a Registered Nurse working in a health care facility, preferably nursing homes.

  • Proven experience in a health care profession, in addition to basic investigative skills.

  • General knowledge of state and federal regulations related to hospitals and nursing homes.

  • Skilled in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion, confidentiality and decision making to achieve objectives.

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills with the capacity to demonstrate strong interpersonal, interviewing, teamwork, communication and organizational skills.

  • Proficient usage of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Outlook.

_DPH Mission Statement:_

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The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

_Total Compensation:_

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As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

_Pre-Hire Process:_

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A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visithttp://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori.

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions regarding this requisition, please contact Executive Office of Health and Human Services Human Resources at 1-800- 510-4122 Ext. #2.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

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Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a registered nurse in a recognized hospital, clinic or medical facility, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory, administrative, or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor's degree with a major in nursing may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in nursing may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

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NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

Special Requirements:

  1. Current and valid registration ss a professional nurse under the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.

  2. Possession of a current and valid Class D Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Medical Services

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Registered Nurse, Health Care Facility Inspector – West Region

Location: Massachusetts-Marlborough - 67 Forest Street

Requisition ID: 200005XD

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