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NURSING EVALUATOR 2

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

Date Posted:   11/04/2013
Closing Date:   11/13/2013
Working Title:   Home Care Licensing Surveyor
Hiring Agency:   Health Department
Division/Bureau:   CM/Home Care and Asst Living
Location:   Various
Who May Apply:   Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:   13HEAL000493
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:   This posting will be used to fill five positions at one of the following Department of Health district offices: St. Paul, St. Cloud, Bemidji, Fergus Falls or Mankato.

The positions will conduct onsite surveys of state licensed home care providers serving housing with services settings and individual's residences. They will provide surveillance, guidance and training to licensed home care providers to assure a level of quality services, quality care and quality of life based upon compliance with State and federal laws and rules related to nursing and health services.

Responsibilities include:
Evaluate home care providers, alone or as a member of a team, to ensure compliance with State and federal laws and rules related to provisions of nursing and health services.

Provide training to home care providers to prevent violations related to applicable home care regulations and standards of practice.

Compile and record information to document conclusions reached and ascertain the degree of compliance with the home care licensure regulations.

Make periodic unannounced follow-up site visits to home care providers to ascertain compliance with correction orders.

Participate in legal proceedings regarding correction orders and issuance of penalty assessments.

Participate in continuing education programs to develop and expand working knowledge in the health care field and maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse.

The positions require extensive periods of standing and walking during surveys and the ability to lift/carry and load/unload a laptop computer and surveyor documentation/reference materials for use during onsite surveys.
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; 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 occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls.
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 in a Home Care or Assisted Living environment.

Ability to apply nursing and health knowledge and clinical expertise to the review of providers.

Knowledge of the evaluative processes and relevant federal and State laws and regulations and ability to interpret these laws and regulations.

Knowledge of home health care rules and regulations.
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 health.jobs@state.mn.us 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.

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 health.jobs@state.mn.us or fax to 651-201-5779.
How to Apply:   This position is open for bids and open competitive (for all qualified job seekers) simultaneously. This vacancy will be filled in accordance with applicable union contract provisions. Current employees of the Minnesota Department of Health who are currently in a Nursing Evaluator 2 position and who are eligible to bid will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.

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 (#13HEAL000493) 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 (#13HEAL000493) 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.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.
Contact for More Information:   Alice Sanders, 651-201-3993/alice.sanders@state.mn.us.