Clinical Health Fac Surveyor III

Oklahoma State Department of Health
May 12, 2023
Oklahoma County, OK
Job Type


Job Posting Title
Clinical Health Fac Surveyor III


Supervisory Organization
340 Medical Facilities Service

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

Salary is based on education and experience and pays up to $75,000.00.

PIN 34000965

Job Description

Position Summary

Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities for performing technical licensure, certification surveys, and complaint investigations for a variety of health facilities; evaluating the care provided residents/patients/clients by licensed or registered facility staff; and providing consultative and technical assistance to health facilities and laboratories regarding professional standards of practice; and ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:

  • Based on the licensed or registered professional status of the incumbents applies knowledge of professional standards of practice to observe, analyze, and evaluate the provision of nursing, dietary, social, laboratory, and pharmaceutical services as well as respiratory, speech, physical and occupational therapy services for adherence to professional standards of practice.
  • Reviews facility compliance history; conducts entrance interview with facility administrator or representative providing explanation for survey and conducts exit interview to discuss problems and deficiencies; tours interior and exterior physical environment of facilities for required equipment, supplies, maintenance, water temperature, and sanitation; evaluates administrative records to include policies and procedures, staffing logs, in-service programs, and medical records in order to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Employs sampling methodology to select residents/patients/clients for in-depth evaluation of the care and service needs of the residents/patients/clients versus the care and services provided.
  • Interviews residents/patients/clients, family members, and facility personnel, and others to obtain and document information regarding residents/patients/clients care and/or to respond to complaints.
  • Evaluate the administration of health facilities to determine if policies and procedures comply with federal and state statutes and regulations.
  • Completes required forms and reports, which detail deficiencies noted during facility survey.
  • Investigates allegations and makes determinations of resident/patient/client abuse and neglect; makes determinations of immediate jeopardy in which immediate corrective action is necessary because a facility practice has caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to a resident/patient/client; makes determinations of actual harm in which a facility practice has cause a negative outcome that has compromised the resident's/patient's/client's ability to maintain and/or reach his/her highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
  • Recommends action as to certification or licensure renewal, non-renewal, or termination/revocation; relocates residents/patients/clients in the event of an administrative order for the emergency relocation of residents/patients/clients; testifies to inspection findings at hearings or in court proceedings.
  • Provides technical assistance to facilities in areas of expertise; describes observed deficiencies to appropriate facility staff and provides consultation relative to improvements needed to comply with regulations.

Other Duties

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
  • Works effectively in team environment, participating and assisting their peers.
  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience

Requirements at this level consist of registration as a Medical Technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, plus six years' experience as a Registered Medical technologist; or 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 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 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 practical nursing, or, Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and eight years of experience as a licensed practical nurse in a health care setting; or possession of a valid permanent Oklahoma license as approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to practice professional nursing, or, Licensed Practical Nurse License recognized by the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) and seven years of experience as a registered nurse or a bachelor's degree in nursing and six 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. Incumbent must complete all required surveyor trainings within one year of hire date.

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.

Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified at Level II plus knowledge of residents/patients/clients relocation protocols. Ability is required 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

This position is set in an office environment. While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach. Applicant is required to be fit-tested through the agency for proper PPE to ensure infection control precautions are met, when warranted, while conducting survey activities in medical facilities.

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'.

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