HEALTH FACILITIES EVALUATOR, NURSING

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 07, 2019
Full Time Facilities Management Public Health
  • Salary: $82,500.00 - $120,186.48 Annually

Job Description





THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION

EXAM NUMBER:

PH5707C

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
9/15/2016

Beginning Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice
.

DEFINITION:
Surveys, investigates and inspects hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and related health care facilities to enforce Federal, State and local licensing and certification requirements relating to medical care.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class receive administrative and technical supervision from a higher level nurse evaluator. The positions are responsible for the survey, investigation, inspection and evaluation of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other health facilities, clinics and individual providers for conformity with and enforcement of Federal and State licensing and certification requirements relating to the quality of medical care. Health Facilities Evaluators generally are assigned to a geographic area with approximately equal numbers of facilities to be surveyed regularly. Incumbents make detailed evaluation of patient care and other aspects of the facility being surveyed including physician, nursing, dietary, pharmaceutical, medical records documentation, social services, administrative management, ethical practices, and infection control. Evaluators call on consultant staff which may be assigned to the Division or available in the County, State or Federal system for expert evaluation and counsel in specialty and/or problem areas. This class is distinguished from the Health Facilities Evaluator class in that the primary focus and responsibility is on enforcement of State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, pharmacy, social, dental and related services.
Essential Job Functions
Conducts surveys of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, and other providers in accordance with State, Federal and local laws, regulations and departmental guidelines relating to patient care, physician, nursing, diagnostic and treatment services, dietary, pharmaceutical, medical records, social services, administrative management, and ethical practices such as handling patients' personal funds.
Conducts surveys by visiting the facility, interviewing patients, evaluating the adequacy of patient care through direct observation, inspecting the physical premises, reviewing patient and staff personnel records, and requesting and evaluating reports prepared by request to consultants available at the County or State level where an in-depth analysis by expert is necessary.

Makes detailed inspections and evaluations in each patient care area such as evaluating the nursing service as to the identification of each person's care needs based on initial written and continuing assessment by all health care professionals involved in the patient's care and treatment.

Reviews the administration of treatments and medications by all health care professionals.

Reviews the adequacy and training of nursing personnel and other ancillary health care staff.

Evaluates the adequacy of all patient care services provided to patients.

Reviews the organization of health care facilities to determine whether the structure of the organization allows for proper deployment of staff to handle all routine and emergency needs.

Reviews adequacy of diet administration.

Evaluates the adequacy and scope of rehabilitative nursing services.

Reviews and evaluates the scope of psycho-social services provided to patients.

Reviews the completeness and appropriateness of medical record documentation.

Evaluates the ability of the administrator to handle the accountability and responsibility of running a health care facility.

Serves as an expert witness in all State, Federal or local criminal or civil actions against health care facilities and testifies as to the adequacy of services available to patients.

Analyzes survey data and recommends approval or disapproval of license and certification of health care facilities and other providers in accordance with Federal, State and local laws and regulations.

Provides advice to facility administrators regarding deficiencies and recommends needed improvements in facility practices to ensure conformity with governmental regulations.

Makes investigations of health care facilities based upon complaints or on suspected violations of public health laws, and initiates action to secure compliance by gathering evidence against violators, preparing reports and testifying in court, at hearings, and other legal proceedings.

Issues citations subject to civil penalties in accordance with appropriate statutory and regulatory provisions.

Makes investigations at other than normal business hours, by adjusting working hours, and is on call for emergencies.

Coordinates personnel when conducting team surveys or during facility evaluations for the purpose of achieving correction of major deficiencies, decertification actions or revocation of health facility license.

Participates in in-service training programs related to various aspects of health facilities and patient care evaluation.

Participates in the training of Health Facilities Evaluator Trainees.

Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two years of experience as a Registered Nurse, including one year of experience in a *hospital.

REQUIRED LICENSES**:
A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing. To qualify, applicants must have a current and valid license as a Professional Registered Nurse, issued by theCalifornia Board of Registered Nursing, without limitations or restrictions.

A current certification in accordance with the American Heart Associations Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) program. Department of Public Health requires all licensed clinical professionals, including all Registered Nurses,regardless of their position, to have aBLS/CPR AED certificate because they are all first responders.
Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a current certification before appointment.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS:
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*
A hospital is defined as having a duly constituted governing body with overall administrative and professional responsibility and an organized medical staff which provides 24- hour emergency room care, including the following basic services: medical, nursing, surgical, anesthesia, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, and dietary services. A general acute care hospital shall not include separate buildings which are used exclusively to house personnel or provide activities not related to hospital patients.

**Please ensure the License and Certificate Section of the application is completed for the Registered Nurse License. Provide the title of your required license, number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Selection Requirements on your application at the time of filing or e-mail the information to mofong@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.

Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification to their application at the time of filingor e-mail thedocument to mofong@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:

This examination will consist of a written test weighted 100% that contains both computerized and paper-and-pencil components covering:
  • Written Expression
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Customer Service
  • Thinking
  • Administrative
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Individual Work Orientation
  • Collective Work Orientation
  • Interpersonal
  • Self Management
WRITTEN TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Candidates must meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the Eligible Register.

TEST PREPARATION
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/job-search-toolkit . You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html . While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

TRANSFER OF SCORES
Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for other exams within the last 12 months, will have their written test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination.

This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least 12 months.

Notification(s) may be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Please add mofong@ph.lacounty.gov to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Final examination results will be sent by U.S. Mail. Examination Scores cannot be given over the phone or by e-mail.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and will be promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacanciesthroughout the Department of Public Health as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet theSELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application and supplemental questionnairecompletely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits and/or certificates earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours per week, description of work performed, and salary earned.

If you are unable to attach required document(s) to your application online, you must e-mail them to mofong@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. In the "Subject" of the e-mail please type theExam Number and Exam Title.

FILING INFORMATION
Applications must be filedonline only. Applications submitted by U.S.Mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. We must receive your application and any additional documents by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting, you can also track the status of your application using this website.
IMPORTANT NOTES
  • All information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION.
  • We mayreject your applicationat any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application may be REJECTED AS INCOMPLETE.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes.
Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 914-8488
Teletype Phone:(800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone:(800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922

Department Contact Phone: (323) 914-8488
Department Contact E-mail: HRExams @ph.lacounty.gov


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