NURSING EVALUATOR 2
$ 25.73-$ 38.11 hourly, $ 53,724-$ 79,574 annually
CM/Licensing & Certification
Rochester District Office
Who May Apply:
Open to all qualified job seekers
Days of Work:
Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Health Care & Human Services
This position is located in the Licensing and Certification Section of the Compliance Monitoring (CM) Division in the Rochester District Office.
Applicants must be available for regular overnight travel. Hours and days of work and the need for overnight travel are determined by inspection workload. The majority of work hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; there will be regular early morning, evening and weekend work hours too.
This position will provide surveillance and guidance to health care providers using nursing and health-related knowledge to assure a level of quality care based upon compliance with relevant federal and state laws and rules pertaining to nursing and health services. This position conducts surveys of licensed providers and providers certified to participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs. This includes hospitals, nursing homes, boarding care homes, supervised living facilities, physical therapists in independent practice, outpatient physical therapists, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, end-stage renal disease providers, prospective payment systems, home health agencies, ambulatory surgical centers, hospices and state home care facilities.
This position requires extensive periods of standing and walking during surveys. This position also requires the ability to lift/carry and load/unload a laptop computer and surveyor documentation/reference materials for use during on-site surveys.
A condition of employment is the successful completion of the Federal Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT). There will be three opportunities to complete the SMQT test after the Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medical Services Orientation Program.
Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse license in Minnesota.
To be considered, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
1) Two years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care setting with primary responsibility for assessing nursing and health needs and experience documenting and writing reports; OR
2) Three years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care setting.
A Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Care Administration, Psychology, Social Work, Medical Field or closely related area may be substituted for one year of experience; a Bachelor's degree in one of the above areas may be substituted for six months of experience.
Oral communications skills sufficient to interview staff, residents, clients and patients.
Critical thinking skills sufficient to collect and analyze information, identify areas of focus, and make decisions based on evidence gathered.
Listening skills sufficient to ascertain level of compliance in meeting resident/client needs.
Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships, inform providers of deficiencies and other pertinent findings, and participate in legal proceedings.
Written communications skills sufficient to document concise, accurate and complete information and conclusions.
Computer skills sufficient to document findings and conclusions.
Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Successful completion of the Federal Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT).
Experience conducting internal quality assurance activities.
Experience conducting surveys or investigations of health care providers.
Experience working in a federally certified care facility such as a nursing home, supervised living facility, physical therapist in independent practice, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, etc.
Training, experience, certification, or license in relevant medical, nursing, health, legal, enforcement, or investigation areas.
Ability to apply nursing and health knowledge and clinical expertise to the review of providers.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to nursing and health services and the ability to interpret these laws and regulations for implementation.
Decision-making skills sufficient to make conclusions during surveys and defend legal actions on deficiencies related to nursing, medical and health care.
The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. All applicants who apply to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.
How to Apply:
This vacancy is open to all qualified job seekers. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please do one of the following by the closing date:
1) Submit your resume through the on-line Resume Builder at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. After you?ve completed your on-line resume, apply directly to this job posting (#14HEAL000238) by checking the "Apply for This Job" box and then clicking the "Apply to Selected Jobs" box at the bottom of the posting.
2) If you are unable to apply on-line via Resume Builder, submit your resume and a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB), 200 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Please include this job posting number (#14HEAL000238) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at http://www.careers.state.mn.us/ or by calling 651-259-3637.
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