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Health Facilities Surveyor Consultant

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Scottsbluff, NE

Job Description

Do you have a passion for making a difference in Nebraskan's lives? If so, the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division, is looking for you! Apply today and start your first step in an exciting new career as a Health Facilities Surveyor Consultant where you will be "Helping People Live Better Lives!" 

Monday - Thursday, 7 am to 5:30 pm 

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act.


Examples of Work
Applicant will complete inspections and/or surveys of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to determine compliance with state and/or federal regulatory and statutory requirements for the health and safety of residents. Serve as an advocate for health care consumers to ensure provision of quality of care. Objectively collect data through review and evaluation to support compliance decisions. Provide verbal and written findings in a clear and organized manner to providers and the public. 


Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: License, certification or registration as an environmental health specialist, dietitian, registered nurse or degree in gerontology, a behavioral health field or a related health field and experience in a health care facility/service. Special Note: Positions located in the Public Health Division conduct surveys and investigations of health care facilities or services identified in the Health Care Facility Licensure Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §71-401 to 71-465 and other certified facility types as assigned. These positions are required to: Meet the Federal Surveyor Qualification Standards outlined in the State Operations Manual at 4009(B) which requires the person to qualify for one of the following Health Care Professions: hospital or nursing home administrator, industrial hygienist; laboratory or medical technologist; bacteriologist; microbiologist; chemist; medical records librarian; Registered Nurse; nutritionist; pharmacist; therapist (physical, occupational, speech, recreational, respiratory, etc.); physician; Qualified Mental Retardation Professional; sanitarian; or social worker. Successfully complete the surveyor training course prescribed and conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the program types assigned prior to attaining permanent status.

PREFERRED: Experience in conducting interviews and providing both oral and written feedback. Experience with computer and data entry.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: Current principles and practices in long-term care facilities, including infections control. State and federal laws, regulations, and interpretive guidance. Skilled in: Effective time management. Ability to: Identify abuse and neglect and take appropriate action. Work in a professional, confidential, and efficient manner. 

Job Details

Date Posted March 28, 2018
Date Closes April 27, 2018
Located In Scottsbluff, NE
Department NE DHHS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 21-1022.00 Medical and Public Health Social Workers
Zipcode 69361

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Compliance Officer
  • Healthcare Administration
  • National Patient Safety Goals
  • Nursing Management
  • Patient Safety
  • Public Health
  • Medical Education / Training
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Care
  • Nursing Care Plans
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • And More ...