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HEALTH FACILITIES SURVEYOR NURSE I

Recruitment #20-004244-0005

GRADE

18

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Office of Health Care Quality, Assisted Living Unit, Columbia, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will learn to assure that the services provided in Assisted Living homes and Adult Medical Daycare Centers are of acceptable quality and meet all standards, as required by Maryland regulation. This position will evaluate resident care in Assisted Living homes and Adult Medical Daycare Centers, and will learn to interpret compliance as findings relate to State regulation. Additionally, this position will learn to make on-site visits to both Assisted Living and Adult Medical Daycare programs, in order to conduct audits of patient/client records; conduct interviews with staff and patients, in order to assess quality of care; analyze treatment plans, in order to determine compliance with regulation; and, provide clinical consultation to Administrators in Local Health Departments (LHDs) and Mental Health clinics.

Furthermore, this position will be responsible for preparing reports, analyzing findings or problems encountered in facilities, and suggesting any policies or procedures which need to be implemented, in order to remedy the situation. This position will also evaluate plans of correction, in order to determine if the corrective action cited would enable compliance with regulations. Finally, this position will provide data for systems, in order to schedule site visits and provide the approval status of monitored programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute two years of experience as a Registered Nurse for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Nursing classifications or Nursing specialty codes in the inspection of health care facilities and program field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have professional experience as a Registered Nurse. He/she should also have experience documenting deficiencies, in addition to conducting investigations and/or surveys, in order to regulate Assisted Living homes and Adult Medical Daycare Centers, per Maryland regulation.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Candidates for positions in this classification must possess and maintain a current license as a Registered Nurse from the Maryland State Board of Nursing.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.