State of Massachusetts Nursing Home Regional Inspections Manager (Boston Office) in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is seeking a qualified individual dedicated to public health, quality of life and safety**to manage three to five small teams conducting annual inspections in Massachusetts nursing homes and other health care facilities, and review these inspection findings.

This person will play a vital role ensuring our nursing homes and other health care facilities comply with all state and federal regulations. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a health care setting and an understanding of regulations and policies that apply to nursing homes and other health care facilities in Massachusetts.

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_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):_

  • Schedule inspections within the region to meet federal deadlines.

  • Ensure inspections follow established protocols, and accurately and consistently identify areas of compliance or non-compliance based on the team’s findings.

  • Review each inspection statement of deficiency report and related documentation in accordance with health care standards of practice and federal guidelines, and recommending enforcement action.

  • Interact with the health care facility executives and administrative teams on inspection related issues.

  • Provide guidance to facilities on state and federal health care regulations, health care standards of practice, and related patient care concerns.

  • Supervise health care professionals such as nurses and social workers, and conducting employee performance evaluations.

  • Represent the Department at meetings and policy committees.

_Preferred Qualifications__:_

  • The ideal candidate is innovative, resourceful and has experience supervising licensed health care professionals.

  • Knowledge of public health or medical care administration.

  • 3-5 years of experience working in a healthcare facility, preferably nursing homes or hospitals in an administrative or managerial capacity.

  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations related to nursing homes.

_Location:_

This is aBoston-based positionoverseeing teams working on a regional basis within the state.

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_About the Department of Public Health:_

The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth. We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

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_Total Compensation:_

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 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

_Pre-Hire Process:_

A background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Human Resources Division prior to the candidate being hired.

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.

Substitutions:

I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.

II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.

III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.

IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Management

Organization: *Department of Public Health

Title: Nursing Home Regional Inspections Manager (Boston Office)

Location: Massachusetts-Boston - Chauncy St.

Requisition ID: 170003XI