FIRST DAY OF FILING: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 8:30 a.m Pacific Time (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.EXAMINATION NUMBER:
PH5710BTYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job OpportunityNo out-of-class experience will be accepted.DEFINITION:
Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and evaluates, through subordinate nurse evaluator supervisors, the work of a major section of the Health Facilities Inspection Division.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class are assigned to the Department of Public Health, Health Facilities Inspection Division. Under general direction from the Assistant Chief, Health Facilities Inspection Division, positions provide technical and administrative direction, through Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing positions, to nurse evaluators responsible for surveying and investigating health care facilities and enforcing licensing and certification standards in accordance with State, Federal, and local laws and regulations concerning total patient care. Positions also direct staff responsible for performing administrative assignments in licensing, enforcement, and training services; provide administrative direction to a staff of consultants; manage informal dispute resolution, compliance, and quality assessment and assurance monitoring processes; and handle informal complainant appeals. Health Facilities Program Manager, Nursing positions are required to apply an advanced, broad-based knowledge of nursing practice and theory as well as advanced knowledge of management, supervisory, and leadership techniques. Health Facilities Program Manager, Nursing is distinguished from Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing in that the latter is primarily responsible for supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing positions and support staff in the conduct of healthcare facility inspections and investigations.
Essential Job Functions
- Develops, interprets, and directs the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives and departmental policies and procedures; applies recognized standards of nursing care and practice to program activities.
- Assists in planning and implementing operational policies and procedures for nursing services and assigns, directs, and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors and other personnel.
- Monitors and evaluates program operations for compliance with licensure and regulatory standards.
- Manages the administration of survey services by reviewing inspection and investigatory reports, resolving problems pertaining to surveys, and coordinating work with other sections.
- Directs a staff of consultants in the provision of specialized consultative and enforcement services in the evaluation of total patient quality-of-care provided by hospitals and other health care facilities in accordance with Federal, State, and local licensing and certification requirements.
- Provides administrative and limited technical supervision to consultants exercising professional expertise in fields such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and physical and occupational therapy.
- Coordinates all enforcement actions for the Division, including processing license revocations, Medicare and Medi-Cal de-certifications, and criminal complaints; and provides technical support to the surveyors and consultants.
- Directs program specialists conducting a variety of staff assignments such as reviewing and analyzing State, Federal, and local legislation and regulations affecting the program; planning and providing orientation and ongoing in-service training for Division personnel; and reviewing licensure and certification documents.
- Represents the Health Facilities Inspection Division when interfacing with officials of governmental health agencies, fiscal intermediaries, provider groups, and voluntary associations.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor's degree* in Nursing or closely related health field- AND - Option I:
Two years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing**.- OR - Option II:
Two years of consultative experience in the surveillance of health facilities for compliance with State, Federal, and local regulations.- OR - Option III:
Two years of experience as a Health Facilities Evaluator III*** enforcing local licensing and certification requirements relating to medical care.REQUIRED LICENSE:
A valid, active license (without limitations or restrictions) to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing****.A current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) program.
Department of Public Health requires ALL
licensed clinical professionals, including Registered Nurses, regardless of their position, have a BLS/CPR & AED certificate as they are considered 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:
*In order to qualify, you must include a legible copy of the Official Transcript(s) from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded if applicable, with Registrar's signature and/or school seal with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and be rejected.**
In the County of Los Angeles, the class of Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing
is defined as someone who 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.
***To qualify applicants must
have County status in the specified class, as evidenced by holding or having held such payroll title in the service of Los Angeles County for the required amount of time to qualify.
****In order to qualify, you must include a legible copy of the Registered Nurse License and BLS certification from the accredited institution which shows the title of the required license, number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.NOTE:
If you are unable to attach the required documents with your application online, you must e-mail them to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. In the "Subject" of the e-mail please type the Exam Number and Exam Title.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION:
- Additional points will be awarded for experience beyond the Minimum Requirements.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination consists of an evaluation of education, experience, and desirable qualifications based upon applications information and supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing weighted 100%.Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the Eligible Register.
Passing this examination and being added on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to 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 promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly. VACANCY INFORMATION:
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur. AVAILABLE SHIFT
Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY
. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT
be accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply"
button located 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., PT, on the last day of filing.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly
shown that you meet
the MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED. IMPORTANT NOTES:
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
- Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
- Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
- Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.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. FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed. Department Contact Name:
Exam AnalystDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 914-8488Department Contact E-mail:
HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 914-8488Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099Alternate Teletype Phone
: (800) 897-0077