HEALTH FACILITIES EVALUATOR NURSE
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POST DATE 9/13/2020
END DATE 9/19/2020
state of california
San Francisco, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES
**Employees appointed to this classification shall receive a Recruitment and Retention Differential of $200 per month.**
The Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse (HFEN) conducts inspections, investigations, surveys, and evaluations of health facilities for conformity with licensing and certification requirements of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and for compliance with State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations relating to medical care. Advises healthcare facility administrators and community agencies regarding State health facilities inspections, licensing, and certification programs. Primary responsibility is for uniform application and 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. Extensive travel will be required.
Travels to and conducts in-depth surveys of healthcare facilities, individually or as part of a team, to determine compliance with state licensing and federal certification requirements. Conducts and documents interviews of relevant patient information, documenting necessary information for legal action while ensuring patient confidentiality. Independently, or as part of a team, makes a determination of healthcare facilities compliance with state and federal laws and regulations based on survey findings and observations. Prepares written comprehensive deficiencies when deemed appropriate.
Develops and presents both written and verbal testimony to provide support for civil monetary penalties at informal conference, citation review conferences, evidentiary hearings, informal dispute resolutions, municipal or superior court proceedings, and arbitration procedures. Responds to these legal actions as an expert witness on matters relating to state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to patient care and the healthcare delivery system.
Attends meetings and participates in local programs to improve uniform compliance in licensed health care facilities. Attends training sessions in order to keep abreast of trends in the healthcare delivery system and industries.
Advises and assists healthcare facility administrators in matters relating to the State requirements for inspections, licensing, construction, and operation of healthcare facilities.
Other duties as required, including, but not limited to, collecting data required for special studies and preparing licensing and complaint packets for staff.
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification. * HEALTH FACILITIES EVALUATOR NURSE
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* Duty Statement
DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Health care facilities in California are licensed, regulated, inspected, and/or certified by a number of public and private agencies at the state and federal levels, including the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Center for Health Care Quality (Center) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These agencies have separate -- yet sometimes overlapping -- jurisdictions. The Center is responsible for ensuring health care facilities comply with state laws and regulations. In addition, the Center cooperates with CMS to ensure that facilities accepting Medicare and Medi-Cal (in California, Medicaid is referred to as Medi-Cal) payments meet federal requirements. The Center also oversees the certification of nurse assistants, home health aides, hemodialysis technicians, and the licensing of nursing home administrators.