THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO UPDATE THEAPPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION.EXAM NUMBER:
PH5709BFIRST DAY OF FILING :
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 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.TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job OpportunityDEFINITION:
Provides first level of supervision to nurse evaluator staff responsible for surveying health care facilities and enforcing licensing and certification standards in accordance with State, Federal, and local laws and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, and related services; or performs administrative staff assignments in licensing, enforcement and training services.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class perform one of the following types of assignments: Incumbents exercise full supervisory authority in both technical and administrative matters over a staff of nurse evaluators responsible for surveying health care facilities and enforcing licensing and certification standards in accordance with State, Federal, and local laws and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, and related services. Although incumbents may occasionally perform surveys in problem cases, their primary role involves expediting the work of subordinates through careful planning, organization and assignment of work in addition to training and evaluating personnel in their unit and effectively recommending the adjustment of grievances and disciplinary problems. Other positions are assigned such functions as: review and analysis of State, Federal and local legislation and regulations that pertain to hospitals, skilled nursing and related health care skilled nursing facilities; planning, developing and implementing automated systems.
Essential Job Functions
Supervises the activities of nurse evaluators assigned to either a District Office or training by planning, assigning and reviewing work, both administratively and in the field.
Evaluates performance by determining effectiveness in enforcing applicable medical care standards and regulations, counseling evaluators for purposes of improving performance and productivity, adjusting grievances, and recommending disciplinary action.
Interprets, clarifies, and resolves field surveillance problems relating to State, Federal and local regulations pertaining to eligibility for participation in State and Federal health care programs as well as licensing and certification requirements.
Resolves problems arising from surveys disputed by facility management by reviewing the original survey report, reviewing areas in contention, obtaining evaluations by staff consultants, preparing reports and recommending enforcement or other legal actions.
Conducts informal office conferences with licensees in order to formulate prompt and effective mechanisms for the resolution of problems affecting the health, safety and welfare of patients.
Evaluates facility records and other evidence and recommends enforcement proceedings such as criminal prosecutions, citations, injunctions, decertification or the revocation of facility licenses in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Reviews and evaluates team effectiveness and takes necessary steps to assure that current laws, regulations, policies and procedures are consistently followed.
Reviews, evaluates, and signs correspondence concerning violations and compliance with State, Federal, and local laws and regulations.
Plans and provides in-service training through the development of training programs and workshops in cooperation with State and Federal training coordinators.
Reviews, evaluates, and recommends changes to plans and proposals for new construction of, or for changes and alterations to, health care facilities.
Maintains production records and statistical data to aid in monitoring activities of subordinate staff.
Presides at District staff and training meetings and quarterly provider group meetings.
Conducts special internal and external studies, analyzing issues, recommending solutions and assisting in the implementation of approved changes.
Meets with community groups regarding Division functions and the regulation process as needed.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two (2) years of paid experience at the level of Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing* or higher.REQUIRED LICENSE**: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. The original
license must be presented during the selection process and prior to 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.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
- A Bachelor'sDegree or higher from an accredited** college or university in Nursing, Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Public Health, or Public Administration. (Provide a copy of degree or official transcripts at the time of filing)
- Certification in Gerontological Nursing, Medical Surgical, or Wound Care. (Provide a copy of the official certificate at the time of filing)
- Full time paid experience working in a supervisory capacity.
In the County of Los Angeles a Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing performs 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.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:This examination will consist of two (2) parts:Part 1: A written test weighted 80%
that contains both computerized and paper-and-pencil components covering:Written Expression,Data Analysis and Decision Making,Reading Comprehension, Ability to effectively Supervise,Thinking, Administrative, Leadership,Motivation,Individual Work Orientation,Collective Work Orientation,Interpersonal,
Self Management.THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Only those candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written test will be eligible to move on to the evaluation of Training and Experience portion of the examination.Part 2:An evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) weighted 20%
form consisting ofKnowledge of Federal, State,County laws,Regulations and Rules; Ability to EffectivelySupervise. Which will be provided to those who pass the written exam.Candidates must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each part of the examination in order to be added to 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/ . Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section. 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 includes any exams taken with the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
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.NOTE:
Notifications 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 email@example.com to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent email 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.
Applicants with disabilities who require special arrangements must provide the Examination Unit with written notification at the time of filing.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 and may not reapply during this period.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 addedto the Eligible Register accordingly.VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting Eligible Register will be used for employment to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Public Health.Available Shift:
AnyAPPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filedONLINE ONLY
. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax,orin person willNOT
be accepted. Any required documents or additional information must be submitted with your application online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission date to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Applicants must submit their completed applications by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you haveclearly
shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS.
Fill out the application completely and correctly toreceive full credit for any relevanteducation, training, and jobexperience you include. In the space provided for education, include names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degrees received and degree major, and certificates/licenses obtained. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates,number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application and/or supplemental questionnaire is incomplete, it will beREJECTED
Please ensure theLicense and Certificate Section of the application iscompleted for the Registered Nurse License. Provide the title of your required license, number, date issued and date of expiration and the nameof the issuing agency as specified in the Selection Requirements onyour application at the time of filing or email the information to email@example.com within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents with your application online, youmust
e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.In the "Subject" of the e-mail pleasetype the Exam Number and Exam Title.IMPORTANT NOTES
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
- Please note thatALLinformation supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject toVERIFICATIONat any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
- Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
- FALSIFICATIONof any information may result in DISQUALIFICATIONor RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
- UtilizingVERBIAGEfrom Class Specificationand/orSelection Requirements serving as your description of dutiesWILL NOTbe sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in anINCOMPLETE APPLICATIONandwill beREJECTED.
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:
(323) 914-8488Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099Alternate TeletypePhone:
(800) 897-0077California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922Department Contact Name:
Exam AnalystDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 914-8488Department Contact Email:
Closing Date/Time: Continuous