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$ 25.73-$ 38.11 hourly, $ 53,724-$ 79,574 annually

Date Posted:   06/25/2014
Closing Date:   07/14/2014
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   CM/Licensing & Certification
Location:   St. Cloud District Office
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   14HEAL000236
Employment Conditions:   Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:   Day Shift
Days of Work:   Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required:   yes
Job Grouping:   Health Care & Human Services
Classified Status:   Classified
Job Description:   The position is located in the Licensing and Certification Section of the Compliance Monitoring (CM) Division at the St. Cloud District Office.

The 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. The 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.

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 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.
Minimum Qualifications:   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;
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.

Additional Requirements:

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.
Preferred Qualifications:   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.
Selection Process:   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.

Recently Separated Veterans (RSV) - Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy be granted an interview. To qualify as a RSV, you must meet all of the following criteria: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under the terms of this legislation. Note that all vacancies will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract (OR PLAN) provisions.

Certain Disabled Veterans - Effective August 1, 2012, legislations provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you meet the following criteria: 1) meet service requirements and has verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and, 3) meet all of the Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to or fax to 651-201-5779.
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 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 (#14HEAL000236) 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 (#14HEAL000236) on your application. The paper application is available on the MMB website at or by calling 651-259-3637.
Contact for More Information:   Pam Kerssen, 218-308-2129/