During one year orientation period: receives training and orientation on survey tasks and protocols, organization operational procedures, clerical and administrative processing of survey documents, duties and responsibilities of survey team leader and office-based reviewer, and laws and rules, guidelines and regulations pertinent to assigned discipline (i.e., registered nurse) through extensive reading, program briefings and supervised participation in field activities pertaining to onsite inspections and/or survey of long term care providers or suppliers to determine compliance. Reviews and discusses survey findings with facility officials/managers; explains and clarifies areas of non-compliance, problems and discrepancies; participates in exit interview meetings with facility staff; reviews plans of correction for deficiencies.
Provides consultation and assistance as assigned to other members of the survey team (e.g., other orientees and/or to newer surveyors) relative to assessing health status through nursing techniques assessment to include identifying patterns of human responses to actual or potential health problems amenable to nursing regimen, execution of nursing regimen, evaluation of nursing actions, health counseling, teaching and consultation, and delivery of health care in specified health care setting as a licensed registered nurse.
Operates a laptop computer to learn to prepare survey reports in accordance with applicable procedures and protocols; carries laptop, reference materials and forms (weighing up to 30 pounds) to and from work sites; notifies supervisor of any problems that may jeopardize meeting time frames.
Receives training in and assists in gathering evidence for cases which may require legal action; provides testimony before judicial bodies when necessary and as directed. Analyzes data collected during the survey process and prepares specialized reports as assigned; attends in-service training and training programs as assigned; works with other agencies as directed to facilitate effective review of survey findings and reports and to resolve consumer complaints; may deliver speeches to a specialized audience; drafts letters in response to problems/questions regarding the survey process. As assigned, serves as a member of a Disaster Recovery/Business Resumption team, Incident Response team, or similar public health response team which may include the conduct of operations on a 24/7 basis at remote locations.
Licensed as registered nurse in state of Ohio; 2 yrs. exp in ICF/MR, &/or acute care (hospital staff), &/or long term care (nursing home); must be able to provide own transportation.
Attachments to your application will not be accepted for this posting. You may copy and paste your resume in the text box provided on your application.
Applications of those who meet the minimum qualifications will be further evaluated against the following criteria: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing or above; Experience conducting surveys/inspections of long term care and non-long term care facilities (e.g., hospitals, nursing homes, Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF/MR), home health, End State Renal Disease (ESRD), ambulatory surgical centers, rehabilitation agencies, hospice); working in a hospital or ICF/MR as a licensed health care professional; education in technical or report writing; prepare and present technical presentations; working with computer software (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); working in critical care, nursing home, urgent care or emergency department as a licensed health care professional; providing training and orientation to new employees or cross training to established employees. Your application must specifically address how you meet the above criteria through your experience, education, knowledge, skill and ability.
All eligible applications shall be reviewed considering the following criteria: qualifications, experience, education and work record.
EXTENSIVE statewide travel which could include frequent overnight stays, weekend and evening work. Newly hired surveyors will have approximately 20 weeks of formal training which includes scheduled time in their assigned district office to complete assignments, classroom training presented using distance technology or in a traditional classroom setting in the Columbus office, and field experiences. Employees who travel for training must initially pay their own expenses; reimbursement should occur within 30 days of submission of appropriate travel documentation. SALARY is NOT negotiable; first pay check will be issued 4 weeks from start date. Duties involve carrying laptop computer and/or related equipment weighing up to 30 lbs.
All final applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis to test for illegal drug use prior to appointments. An applicant with a positive test shall not be offered employment.
Geographic location of the applicant may be a factor in selection. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the following counties: Adams, Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Crawford, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Highland, Huron, Logan, Lorain, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Morrow, Ottawa, Paulding, Pickaway, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Union, VanWert, Warren, Williams, Wood and Wyandot.
EDUCATIONAL TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS:
Official educational transcripts are required for all post-high school educational accomplishments, coursework or degrees claimed on the application. Applicants will be required to submit an official transcript prior to receiving a formal offer of employment. Failure to provide the transcript within 5 working days of being requested will cause the applicant to be eliminated from further consideration.
Please note that a transcript is considered “official” only if it is an original copy from the educational institution and includes an institutional watermark, ink stamp or embossed stamp. Transcripts printed from the institution’s website will not be accepted. ODH reserves the right to assess the academic credibility of an educational entity’s award of a putative degree.
STATUS OF POSTED POSITIONS:
Applicants can view the status of posted positions by logging onto our website www.odh.ohio.gov .
Click on the CAREERS link at the bottom of the page, then go to Status of Positions and click on that link to see if the position has been filled.
All applicants must submit a completed Ohio Civil Service Application and clearly indicate how they meet the minimum qualifications and/or position specific minimum qualifications. Applicants are also encouraged to document any experience, education and/or training related to the job duties below. An assessment of these criteria may be conducted to determine the applicants who are interviewed. A resume and/or additional information can be attached to the application and submitted on-line by adding it to your OHMS profile.
Applications for this position must be submitted on-line or date-stamped in Human Resources by 5:00 PM on the deadline day. Postmarked applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please submit a separate application for each Position Number (PN) for which you are applying. It is understood that this vacancy posting will in no way replace the position description which remain the official document outlining the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent assigned to this position.
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