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Long-Term Care Medical Facilities Surveyor

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Long-Term Care Medical Facilities Surveyor

Portland , Maine , United States | Nursing | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 11, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Health Services Consultant IOpening Date: July 29, 2022 Closing Date: August 11, 2022Job Class Code: 4381

Grade: 22

Salary: $51,022.40 – $66,872.00 Position Number: 02000-2849 This position is usually only M-F, with no shift, on-call, direct care, or holiday work!

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The mission of the Division of Licensing and Certification (“DLC”) is to ensure Maine’s citizens receive quality and effective health care and social services by developing and applying regulatory standards that help people have safe and appropriate outcomes.

Job duties:

As a surveyor with DLC’s Medical Facilities Unit, you will work as part of a team of surveyors, conducting licensing inspections in nursing homes, and some assisted living facilities; and you also will be cross trained to assist in such surveys at hospitals, home health agencies, and other health care facilities. Additionally, you and your team will investigate complaints and facility-reported incidents involving resident/patient health and safety. You will ensure regulatory compliance with both federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (aka “CMS”) Conditions of Participation, and Maine State licensing requirements. You will also provide technical assistance to facilities to ensure their understanding of those federal and State regulations. This position does require statewide travel and occasional overnight stays; in addition, there may be a necessity to conduct an occasional night or weekend survey.

You will also:

• Complete reports, known as “Statements of Deficiencies,” outlining any findings that facilities failed to comply with required rules/regulations;

• Interview complainants and witnesses to obtain information regarding allegations;

• Participate in training, including mandatory on-line training required by CMS;

Complete CMS’s 2.5-hour Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) within 1 year of date of hire.

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: (This 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 candidateswillalsohave:

+ Knowledge of federal and Maine regulatory requirements for healthcare facilities;

+ Experience working in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, ambulatory surgical centers, and/or other healthcare facilities;

+ Demonstrated critical thinking skills;

+ Ability to work with diverse individuals;

+ Demonstrated ability to write concisely, clearly, and with correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure;

+ Demonstrated ability to communicate politely, professionally, and effectively in writing and verbally;

+ Demonstrated experience working productively and professionally both on your own and with a team;

+ Demonstrated ability to maintain objectivity and professionalism during occasional unusual and stressful circumstances;

+ Demonstrated ability to draw valid conclusions and make independent decisions; and

+ Demonstrated ability to be a positive team member.

Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in a PDF or Word format.

For questions about either of these positions,please contact Debra Leslie, Health Services Supervisor, via email toDebra.Leslie@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 experience, if any, you have had doing the elements under “Job Description,” above; and

2) explain what you have, if any, of the attributes listed above under “Preferred candidates willalsohave”.

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

Benefits

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,942.16 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes 13.16 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-employees/rules-policies/policy-practices-manual/Employee-Rights-and-Responsibilities-Federal) .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness (https://www.maine.gov/bhr/oeh/) .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC218868337

Posted On: Jul 17, 2022

Updated On: Aug 14, 2022