Clinical Health Fac Surveyor III

  • Oklahoma State Department of Health
  • Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
  • Feb 10, 2023
Full Time GIS and Surveying Public Health

Job Description

Job Posting Title
Clinical Health Fac Surveyor III


Supervisory Organization
Long Term Care

Job Posting End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the posting end date above.

Estimated Appointment End Date (Continuous if Blank)

Full time

Job Type

The annual salary for this position is up to $75,000.00 based on education and experience.

Job Description

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health. Our mission is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and injury, and cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive. We value respect, collaboration, and service.

OSDH is seeking a full time Clinical Health Facility Surveyor III providing support to Protective Health Services/Long Term Care. This is an unclassified position in state government. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits packet,including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents. For more information about the benefit allowance, follow this link Plan Year 2022 .The annual salary for this position isup to $75,000.00based on education and experience.

Position Summary:

CHFS III conducts on-site licensure inspections, complaint and incident investigations, and annual comprehensive surveys in facilities to determine compliance with federal and state health and safety regulations in the following areas: admissions, transfers and discharges; resident rights; staffing and census; quality of care assessment; quality of life assessment; resident care plans; social, psychological and rehabilitative services; provision of medical services; and therapeutic activity programming.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions:

Communicates clearly and accurately with others (internally and externally) to provide, exchange, or verify information, answer inquiries, or resolve issues or complaints in Oklahoma long-term care facilities.

Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding findings and can assist in developing a plan to correct deficiencies. Completes inspection or survey reports detailing deficiencies, or recommended remedies, and narrative to support regulatory findings.

Revisits long-term care facilities to verify correction of previously cited regulatory violations. Performs quality assurance reviews of documents prepared by others, for example, publications, assessments, and reports.

Might supervise the work of team members during inspections, provide technical assistance to facilities, and lend expertise to a survey team in the areas identified above.

Occasionally might need to testify at hearings or in court proceedings to provide information regarding policy/procedures, history, findings, or activities.

Make triage priority determinations based on regulatory and nursing knowledge and experience, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid State Operations Manual, state laws and rules and departmental internal practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor's degree and possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a medical practitioner issued by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure, plus six (6) years of professional experience as a licensed medical practitioner; or possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as a social worker issued by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers, plus six (6) years of professional experience as a licensed social worker; or possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing and seven (7) of experience as a registered nurse or a bachelor's degree in nursing and six (6) years of experience as a registered nurse; or a combination equivalent of education substituting the completion of a post baccalaureate degree for one year only of the required experience.

This position has a Preferred Qualification:

Registered Nurse with a valid permanent Oklahoma license as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing.

Applicants who demonstrate they possess the minimum qualifications (education and experience requirements) and the preferred qualifications will be given additional consideration during the interview process.

Applicant must successfully complete all training (federal/state) for Nursing Facilities, including the successful completion of Surveyor Minimum Qualification Training (SMQT) within one year of hire date.

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the principles, practices, and ethics for the incumbent’s licensed or registered professional status; of administrative and organizational principles and practices regarding health care facility operations; of the principles of interviewing; of word processing software applications and computer operations; of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies regarding licensure and certification of health care facilities; of what constitutes immediacy of threat to a client; of the requirements for determining culpability of a facility; and of residents/patients/clients relocation protocols. Ability is required to read and understand statutory and regulatory language; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and choosing an appropriate course of action; to interpret and analyze survey findings against statutory and regulatory requirements; to make decisions; to organize and communicate findings, both orally and in writing, in a logical, clear, concise, and complete manner; to observe, document, analyze, and evaluate the provision of care against the applicable standards of practice, statue, and regulation; to employ the principles and methods of conducting interviews using memory retrieval methods; to interview residents/patients/clients with diminished mental capacity, developmental disabilities, and/or acute and chronic medical conditions; to gather and present findings within a hostile facility environment while maintaining professional tone and demeanor; to analyze non-verbal and verbal communications to determine if an interview subject is omitting information or is being deceptive, and employ techniques for identifying omissions and deception in written statement; and to distinguish between the potential for harm and the potential for serious harm; to facilitate the relocation of residents/patients/clients; to independently perform facility investigations; to provide individual instruction, encouragement, and guidance to surveyors while functioning as a preceptor to surveyors in training; and to lead a team of surveyors in the conduct of a facility survey.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Work is typically performed an office setting, care facilities or assisted living center type setting with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to talk, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; carry light items; driving an automobile. This position requires long period of sitting and daily use of computer and phone.

Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Equal Opportunity Employment

The State of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of genetic information, race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Current State of Oklahoma employees must apply for open positions through their Workday account. Go to Careers app on WD home screen>Click on 'Find Jobs-Internal State of Oklahoma'.

Job Address

Oklahoma County, Oklahoma United States View Map