Job ID: 16130
Agency: Department of Health – Division of Health Systems Development and Regulation
Location: Rapid City, Pierre, Sioux Falls, or Mitchell
Salary: $22.89 per hour, depending on qualifications
Closing Date: 05/20/21
The South Dakota Department of Health’s programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live, work and play; provide education to help people make good health decisions; prepare for, respond to, and prevent public health threats; and support efforts to enhance quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our services touch the lives of every person in the state of South Dakota.
We recognize that employees are our most valuable resource and we are committed to promoting a culture of excellence in DOH. We trust our employees to be innovative, challenge existing processes, and make the best decisions. We are interested in employing a diverse and skilled workforce that exhibits the values of leadership, accountability, communication, integrity, and teamwork. Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds. Imagine yourself as part of a winning team that is making the lives of South Dakotans healthier and safer.
Please visit our website at http://doh.sd.gov/ for further information about the Department of Health.
This position inspects healthcare facilities and related services in areas such as nursing, patient activities, dietary and life safety codes to ensure compliance with state and federal licensure and certification regulations for the protection of the public from health and safety hazards. Significant travel and overnight stays are required – would typically involve three day trips with two overnights each week away from home office. Multiple positions are available.
This position will be located in either Rapid City, Pierre, Sioux Falls, or Mitchell.
Licenses and Certifications:
Registered Nurse (RN) License and Associates Degree, Bachelor’s degree, or 3-year diploma.
Candidate must pass the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service Surveyor Minimum Qualification Test within approximately 6 months of employment.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
The ability to learn and clearly convey information to others and checks for understanding, sense and understand others’ concerns and feelings and the ability to develop self to expand own knowledge, apply it, and share with others. Previous health care experience and experience in Long Term Care is recommended.
- principles and practices of the disciplines providing services to patients and residents in health care facilities;
- medical terminology;
- federal and state laws and regulations related to licensure and certification of health facilities and operational programs;
- inspection procedures;
- food safety and sanitation programs;
- the causes and control of diseases produced by unsanitary conditions;
- computer applications such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
- exercise sound judgment and make timely, well-informed decisions;
- set goals and put forth the effort required to achieve them;
- conduct work in an honest, ethical, responsible, and committed manner;
- plan ahead, set priorities, and work in an orderly manner;
- build, maintain, and strengthen relationships with others who can provide support;
- work cooperatively with coworkers and treat them with respect;
- review and assess effectiveness or compliance of multi-disciplinary care interventions and progress towards meeting outcomes of care;
- revises plan of care or identifies corrective measures for compliance or to prevent the spread of disease and illnesses;
- provide technical assistance and information that contributes to the development of wider solutions or approaches to healthcare issues and situations;
- conduct or review ongoing psychosocial, physical, and/or functional nursing assessments of individuals/families/populations to determine a plan of action/intervention;
- conduct ongoing assessments of care delivery processes of a particular healthcare population to promote change that will support desired outcomes;
- review records, practices, and/or operations to assess the quality of care and to ensure appropriate inter-disciplinary communication for the continuity of care;
- provide orientation and mentors/preceptors junior colleagues, interns, and/or students to develop and prepare quality practitioners.
- access all occupied areas of a health care facility to conduct inspections and complete survey process.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”