The Indiana State Department of Health is currently seeking a Public Health Nurse Surveyor for Northwest Indiana. This position serves as a nurse surveyor for health care entities licensed/certified or required by law to be inspected by ISDH to determine compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. All surveyors conduct home health and hospice agency surveys. Experienced surveyors (over 1 year surveyor experience who have federal training) conduct surveys for rural health clinics and end stage renal disease clinics. Responsibilities:Conducts annual surveys of assigned entities to determine compliance with state and/or federal rules and/or regulations.Conducts surveys following protocols as defined by SOM, law, policies and procedures of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, State Agency and Division.Demonstrates professionalism at all times during the survey process and while on duty.Conducts annual surveys, recertification surveys, initial surveys, follow-up surveys, complaint surveys or other types of surveys within prescribed time frames.Assists in training of division staff and new surveyorsInvestigates complaints following federal and/or state protocol, policies and procedures.Serves as team leader for surveys when assigned which includes assigning survey tasks, conducting entrance and exit conferences and merging and submitting reports timely.Conducts assigned areas of survey when acting under another team leader and submitting reports in accordance with Principles of Documentation and QA policy.Conducts quality review of surveys based on applicable policies and principles of documentation prior to submission of work.Accurately scans and attaches survey documents to survey when exporting for QA; andPerforms related duties as assigned.Preferred Experience:One (1) year work experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care facility or hospital. Possession of a valid Registered Nurse License issued by the Indiana Health Professions Bureau required (proof of valid license must accompany application).Committed to the public health mission of the agency and Commission of protecting the health, safety, rights, and privacy of patients, clients and residents of entities being surveyed.Specialized knowledge of nursing principles and techniques as applied to population being served by entities being surveyed.Specialized knowledge of operation and administration of type of facility being surveyed.Working knowledge of survey and investigative procedures and the ability to conduct surveys, inspections, interviews, and investigations and to prepare reports by documenting findings.Practical knowledge of appropriate state and federal laws, rules and regulations for licensing/certification of type of entity being surveyed.Practical knowledge of and the ability to review and analyze entity records and documents for compliance with rules/regulations.Ability to observe and recognize potential adverse health and safety conditions or rule/regulation violations.Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with individuals and in group situations.Ability to manage time, work independently, and complete tasks without constant supervision.Ability to be flexible and maintain composure under stressful situations.Understanding of and ability to work as a member of a team.Ability to deal with difficult situations and individuals to promote open communication.Benefits:The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:Medical / Dental / Vision plansHealth Savings Account available - with Employer ContributionPrescription CoverageIncentive-based Wellness ProgramEmployee Assistance ProgramEmployer-funded Retirement PlanDeferred Compensation Plan with Employer MatchFlexible Spending AccountWork/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per yearGroup Life InsuranceQualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness ProgramEqual Employment Opportunity:The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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