Job Posting for Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Health Care Facility Specialist II

Title: Health Care Facility Specialist II – North Region

Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Brief Summary of Position:

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality, Division of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification (DHCFLC) is seeking qualified individuals dedicated to public health and quality of life to conduct health care facility surveys. Individuals shall monitor and evaluate the current level of health care services provided throughout the Commonwealth to determine compliance with regulations for licensure and certification.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects and surveys health care facilities and services to determine compliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.
  • Evaluates the plans of correction submitted from health care facilities and conducts follow up visits to determine ongoing compliance with rules and regulations for certification and licensure.
  • Participates in the development of evaluation methods of health care services and related programs in order to determine the degree of acceptance and utilization of health care, type and breadth of service, characteristics of recipients, extent of involvement of professional workers, operational costs and other related activities.
  • Performs patient-centered reviews of Medicare and Medicaid recipients to assess the quality and appropriateness of care rendered in such facilities and to assure the compliance of each facility with state and federal utilization control requirements.
  • Provides consultation, guidance and training to facilities, health care professionals and other staff involved in patient care, and direction of programs.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the fields of health care or medical care in a recognized clinic, hospital or medical facility, and (B) of which at least two years must have been in an administrative, managerial or supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and he substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Graduate degree with a major in health care administration, hospital administration or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A)experience and one year of ‘he required (B) experience.*

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED AT HIRE:

  • The ideal candidate must have knowledge of the principles and practices of health care administration including the factors, trends, and problems in providing health care services to client groups such as infants and the elderly, to include but not limited to: knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in providing health care, terminology and standard abbreviations used in health care administration, the types and uses of equipment, apparatus and materials in a health care facility, and the methods of general report writing.
  • The ability to understand, explain and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  • The ability to analyze and determine the applicability of heath care data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • The ability to establish rapport, deal tactfully, and maintain harmonious working relationships with persons from varied ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds as well as the ability to coordinate the efforts of others in accomplishing assigned work objectives, the ability to plan and conduct training or instruction and to communicate effectively in oral and written expression in a precise, understandable manner.
  • The ability to prepare general and statistical reports, and maintain accurate records.
  • The ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
  • Experience in a health care setting such as a nursing home or hospital conducting patient psychosocial assessments, investigating grievances and allegations of abuse or neglect, and completing patient plans of care.
  • Possession of a current and valid license as a professional social worker (LCSW or LICSW) is preferred or professional license in a related field may be substituted.
  • Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

Compensation: 

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees’ Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Salary: $60,096.14  $87,045.14 Yearly

To Apply: 

Submit an application here

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