Job type full-time
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Health facilities and emergency medical services divisionacute care and nursing facilities branchnursing facilities sectionThis position is only open to colorado state residents.tired of working weekends? tired of working shift work? tired of burnout and guilt when you take a break? want to work from home and have a flexible schedule? come join the quality team and make a sustainable change in patient’s lives! experienced healthcare professionals can have a tangible impact on public health in colorado by joining the staff of any of our health facility compliance programsThe individual will be in a position to make a difference in healthcare safety and quality on a broad scaleThrough on-site observation and records review health facility staff members provide assurance that patients and residents of facilities and programs licensed or certified in colorado receive appropriate care and treatmentAs a division our role is to assist health facilities including nursing homes, hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers and assisted living residences as well as home health, community health, assisted living and hospice programs and services for persons having intellectual and developmental disabilities meet required standards and provide the best environment for care of clientsAnd as added benefits- our staff enjoys high job satisfaction, no weekend on-call, good benefits and stability.consider joining us for an opportunity like no other to serve the most vulnerable citizens and their familiesBecause of the nature of work and the need for advanced knowledge in our programs, these positions require at least two years of professional experience in the type of facility or program that we regulate as well as a bachelor`s degree or substituting experienceIf your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the colorado department of public health and environmentOur tobacco-free campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near rtd bus lines, the cherry creek shopping center, glendale city set, and the cherry creek bike pathIn addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer: employee wellness programs and facilitiesextensive internal professional development opportunities on a wide variety of subjectsbike to work programs, including access to storage lockers and bike racksdistinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state systemstrong, yet flexible retirement benefits including a choice of the pera defined benefit plan or the pera defined contribution plan, plus optional 401k and 457 plansmedical and dental health planspaid life insuranceshort- and long-term disability coverage10 paid holidays per year plus generous personal time offmentoring program with opportunities for mentors and menteestuition assistance for college level courses including masters degree programsexcellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, anda variety of employee resource groupswe are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and servicesTherefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.some positions may qualify for the public service loan forgiveness programFor more information, go to: http://www.tgslc.org/borrowers/public-service/
Example of duties
Job duties: on an unannounced basis, independently or as a member of an interdisciplinary team, inspects licensed and certified facilities to determine whether the entity is operating in compliance with applicable statutes/regulationsApplies knowledge of nursing practices, state and or federal rules, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures to ensure compliance of health care facilities with state and or federal requirements;specifically the facilities inspected and regulated by these sections include: skilled nursing homes, and long-term care facilities.analyzes the evidence and survey results in order to determine whether and how the health care facility is out of compliance with applicable statutes and regulations;writes clear, concise, and legally defensible statements of deficiencies based on analysis of the documented findings and extensive knowledge of these laws, regulations and guidelines;investigates complex complaint allegations, analyzes the data gathered during the investigation, determines whether the allegations of regulatory noncompliance are substantiated and, if substantiated, and determines the appropriate regulatory citations to be issued;advises, counsels and provides guidance to facility administrators/staff regarding the purpose/reason for the regulations, and how and/or why areas are out of compliance;deals effectively with conflict and contentious or volatile situations involving the clients or family members of clients as well as the representatives of licensed facilities.
Minimum qualifications: graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor`s degree in nursing, human services, social work or other appropriate field of study and two years of professional health care experience in a nursing home or similar facility caring for older adults.note: `as used here, professional healthcare means providing care to clients or residents using theories of a professional field, (typically obtained in a bachelor`s degree program), such as nursing, social work, or healthcare administration.` examples of professional job titles include-nursing home administrator, social worker, dietician, and case manager.this experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application`see resume` will not be acceptedIn addition, part-time work will be proratedSpecial qualifications: applicants must possess a current colorado driver license, and be willing to travel as needed up to 50-70% of the time; substitutions: a combination of work experience in the healthcare field, which provided the same kind, amount and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor`s degreeA masters degree in nursing or other healthcare or human service field may substitute for the bachelor`s degree and one year of the required experience.cover letter required: along with the application submit a cover letter, not to exceed two typewritten pages, double-spaced detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and preferred and essential competencies for the positionSpecific examples of determining compliance with regulations or evidence based practice should be included as well as how you meet the minimum and preferred competencies for the positionPart of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may involve a review of the information you submit in your application and cover letterA copy of your transcript must be submitted at the time of application (unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)conditions of employment: effective september 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full covid-19 vaccinationNew employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hirePlease do not provide an attestation or vaccination documentation with your application.religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the equal employment opportunity commission’s vaccination guidanceNote: fully vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the covid-19 vaccine, such as the pfizer or moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as johnson & johnson’s janssen vaccine, as defined by the state of colorado’s public health order and guidance issued by the colorado department of public health & environmentA pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection processFelony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this positionShould your background check reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the colorado department of public health and environment human resources office with an official disposition of any charges.must be able to travel independently, or with other inspectors, statewide 50-70% of the time, with some overnight stays,must be willing to work in environments where contagious diseases may be present; in compliance with a state board of health rule, all compliance inspectors must be able to prove that they have been vaccinated against influenza each year or agree to wear masks, gowns or other protective gear when in contact with residents/clients of facilities/services regulated by this division.preferred and essential competencies: the preferred experience, competencies and abilities are highly desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting the successful candidate: ability to assesses and evaluate health care facility quality of care, services, and treatment of the residents/clients as well as facility practices through observations, record review, as well as interviews with residents/patients, family members, staff, and outside agency and medical professionals;ability to analyze the evidence and survey results in order to determine whether and how the health care facility is out of compliance with applicable statutes and regulations;willingness to serve in a regulatory capacity;must be proficient in word processing and able to use current communication technology to connect to the office from the field.ability to anticipate customer needs and take action to meet those needs; identify both internal and external customers, including stakeholders; continually search for ways to improve customer service and satisfaction.ability to write clear, concise, and legally defensible statements of deficiencies;excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle conflict and contentious or volatile situations.appeal rights: if you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the state personnel board/state personnel director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the eliminationAlso, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the state personnel board/state personnel director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challengingRefer to chapters 4 and 8 of the state personnel board rules and personnel director`s administrative procedures, 4 ccr 801, for more information about the appeals processThe state personnel board rules and personnel director`s administrative procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spbA standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spbIf you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: colorado state personnel board/state personnel director, attn: appeals processing, 1525 sherman street, 4th floor, denver, co 80203Fax: +91-xxxxxxxxxxPhone: 303-866-3300The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
A complete application packet must include: 1A state of colorado application submitted online via co jobsYou may attach a resume to your application, but resume or `see resume` statement will not be accepted in lieu of the application.2In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.the selection process – all applicants will be notified by email of their status at each of the following steps.1All applications that are received by the application deadline will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications in this announcement.2Colorado revised statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis process.aPart of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of the information you submit in your application and cover letter by a subject matter expert (sme) against the preferred qualifications.3A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring managerNote: transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.cdphe is a tobacco free campuscdphe is an equal opportunity employer