Participates individually and/or as a team member in the inspection and survey of Health Care Facilities state-wide. Surveys can include initial, annual and complaint investigations to determine compliance with State Standards for licensure and/or Federal Regulations for certification specific to Medical Day Care, Long Term Care or Acute Care facilities. Surveys are conducted in accordance with unit protocols, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements and State Operations Manual (SOM). Inspect and evaluate factors such as patient/resident care, dietary services, activities, social services, rehabilitation services and other special areas. Compiles, reviews and analyzes data and prepares detailed reports relative to survey findings. Participates in off-hour visits in Health Care Facilities. Assists with telephone coverage for hotline calls.
Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion for fit testing of a respirator, medical clearance to wear a respirator for prolonged periods of time, and training in the proper use of respirators, safe removal and disposal of personal protective equipment.
If you are interested in applying for this position please forward your resume and cover letter to PSTHFEL@doh.nj.gov
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of full time experience as a professional Registered Nurse; which shall have included one or more of the following: clinical nursing, practice in nursing supervision, nursing management, or public health nursing: or three (3) years of full time experience in the evaluating or rating of licensed and/or certified health care facilities or managed health care plans to determine compliance with state licensure and Medicare and Medicaid standards.
NOTE: Applicants who have graduated from an accredited school of nursing or possess an Associates Degree in Nursing may substitute two (2) years of additional experience on a year-for-year basis for the required Bachelor’s degree.
NOTE: Appointees will be required to successfully complete the Basic Surveyor Training and pass the Surveyor Minimum Qualifying Test. The training will be provided at the onset of employment.
LICENSE: Applicants must possess a current license as a professional Registered Nurse in the State of New Jersey.
LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in NJ only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
New Jersey Department of Health
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The Department’s priority is improving population health by strengthening New Jersey’s health system. The Department’s five branches, Public Health Services, Health Systems, Integrated Health, Office of Population Health and the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning work collaboratively toward that goal. Population health focuses on keeping healthy New Jerseyans well, preventing those at risk from getting sick, and keeping those with chronic conditions from getting sicker. Population health promotes prevention, wellness and equity in all environments, resulting in a healthy New Jersey.