Health Facility Quality Examiner (Nursing)

Commonwealth of PA | Chester County, PA

Posted Date 11/07/2019
Description If you value the integrity of healthcare and the quality assurance of Pennsylvania's healthcare facilities, then this is the job for you.  This position evaluates the compliance of health care facilities (which include but are not limited to hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and abortion clinics) with state and/or federal regulations.  Staff evaluate facilities during routine or abbreviated surveys based on license expiration.  Additional surveys are conducted to inspect building projects, investigate unusual incidents and complaints reported to the department.

IMPORTANT:  YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE.  YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY.  ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID.
 
  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday with a one hour lunch period
This position conducts inspections of acute and ambulatory care facilities to evaluate the quality of care and services and to determine compliance with state and/or federal regulations.  The work may require irregular hours in order to evaluate the facility's policies and practices.  Additional types of surveys include complaint and incident investigations, occupancy inspections, and revisits to confirm that the facility has followed their plan of correction to eliminate an identified problem. Inspections are completed over a 3-county area and at times, travel outside that territory is necessary. Qualifications:
  • PA residency currently waived for this title
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements - A bachelor's degree in nursing and one year of related professional experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Necessary Special Requirement:  Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
  • Condition of Employment:  Nursing specialty area employees possessing non-renewable temporary practice permits must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
  • Prior to the final job offer, the selected candidate for this vacancy may be required to provide an official transcript in order to verify education.
  • Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application.
  • Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
 
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
 
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

 
  • Score valid for this specific posting only
  • Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions
  • Provide complete and accurate information or:
    • score may be lower than deserved
    • application processing may be delayed
    • disqualification may result
  • May only test once under this announcement
  • Email notice of test results provided

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