HEALTH FACILITIES CONSULTANT, NURSING
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REPOSTING TO UPDATE THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION TO EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION.
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
FILING START DATE
8/10/2020 at 9:00 A.M. (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to close without prior notice.
Consults with administrative, medical, and nursing personnel in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and related health facilities to assist them in achieving compliance with State and Federal nursing regulations, and with the professional staff of the County Health Facilities Inspection Division in evaluating nursing services provided by licensed health care facilities.
ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 25 health centers and 4 acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics. DHS cares for about 600,000 unique patients each year, employs over 23,000 employees, and has an annual operating budget of 6.9 billion dollars
Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings to supportive housing.
Our mission is to advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.
Essential Job Functions
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Conducts audits, special studies, and critical reviews of clinical practices and process, to assess compliance with regulatory and legal mandates.
- Collects data necessary for the evaluation of infection prevention and control efforts from various sources including the medical record, laboratory results, etc.
- Acts as facility liaison for system wide programs focused on infection prevention and control.
- Provides staff support to Infection Control, QI, Patient Safety, and Risk Management related committees.
- Conducts surveys to measure clincal practice outcomes, and in consultation with stakeholders formulates solutions to improve outcomes. The survey process includes preparing survey questions, distributing surveys, following up on facility/program responses, and compiling and analyzing summary data.
- Functions as a Just Culture expert to provide consultation to facilities in the use and interpretation of the Just Culture model. Provides facility training in Just Culture concepts when requested.
- Assists with Risk Management and Patient Safety related functions, including staffing DHS' Risk Management and Patient Safety committees.
- Provides professional consultation to health facility administrators and nursing staff in the interpretation of laws, regulations and standards governing licensing, accreditation and certification for Medicare and Medi-Cal and in various acceptable methods of maintaining, improving, or modifying nursing operations.
- Plans, develops, and conducts orientation and in-service training sessions for Division staff, conducts and participates in educational programs for health facility administrators, nurses and other health professionals, and develops guidelines and manuals for use in interpreting requirements for nursing care services.
- Conducts both internal and external surveys to determine standards of practice which includes preparing survey questions, distributing surveys, following up on facility/program responses, and compiling summary data.
- Visits health facilities and evaluates the quality of nursing service and compliance with laws and regulations; Notifies facilities in writing of findings and recommendations for correction of deficiencies, monitoring progress toward implementation of recommendations.
- Conducts audits, performs special studies and critical reviews of medical record, such as adverse event investigations, Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal audits, and risk management audits to confirm compliance with facility enacted corrective actions.
- Functions as the chairperson for the Infection Control Committee, Quality Improvement Committee and Emergency Preparedness Subcommittee, which includes assisting department managers and directors to organize, interpret, and present data for committee meetings; Plans agendas and prepares minutes for the monthly Quality Improvement and Infection Control committee meetings.
- Assists in departmental improvement projects such as those related to hospital acquired pressure injuries, falls, workplace violence, etc.
- Performs reviews and critical analyses of Safety Intelligence (SI) incident reports submitted by facility frontline staff, to assess for appropriateness and thoroughness based on departmental policies. Identifies and notifies DHS Risk Management staff of events that may meet external reporting criteria such as CDPH Adverse Events and/or those that are at high risk for litigation.
- Updates and revises program materials, such as the "Patient Safety & Risk Management Handbook". Creates Patient Safety and Risk Management educational materials for facility staff.
- Maintains liaison with State and Federal agencies and professional organizations in connection with the development, analysis and interpretation of legislative and regulatory material in the area of nursing and its application to licensed health care facilities.
Five (5) years of experience as a Registered Nurse including two (2) years of experience in an administrative*, Supervisory**, or consultative*** capacity.
A Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university AND four (4) years of experience as a Registered Nurse including two (2) years of experience in an administrative*, supervisory**, or consultative*** capacity.
A current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Please ensure the certificates and licenses section of the application is completed. Provide the type of the required license(s), the number(s), the date(s) of issue, the date(s) of expiration and the name(s) of the issuing agency for each license as specified in the Selection Requirements.
Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must provide their Registered Nurse License Number from that state on the application at the time of filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure will be considered incomplete.
Required license(s) and/or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted, or your application will not be accepted. Additionally, in order to receive credit for license(s) and/or certification(s) in relation to any desirable qualifications, the license(s) and/ or certification(s) must be active and unrestricted.
Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.
II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION :
*Administrative capacity is defined as performing in an administrative services branch of an organizational unit, including responsibility for the development of procedures and participation in policy formulation.
**Supervisory capacity is defined as planning, assigning, reviewing the work of staff, and evaluating employee performance.
***Consultative capacity is defined as an expert in a specialized field, expressing views, providing opinions, and recommending courses of action to be taken on problems presented by others for resolution.
****In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as master degree, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma or official transcripts which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing.
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
- Experience working as a Registered Nurse in a Risk Management, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety or Infection Control department.
- Experience as a Registered Nurse surveying, investigating, inspecting and evaluating hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other health facilities, clinics and/or individual providers for conformity with and enforcement of Federal and State licensing and certification requirements relating to the quality of medical care.
EXAMINATION CONTENT :
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted at 100%.
Candidates must meet the selection requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION :
Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
AVAILABLE SHIFT :
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
VACANCY INFORMATION :
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the "APPLY" green button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely to receive full credit for related education and/or experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. Please do not group your experience, for each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
- Please note that All information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION. We may reject your application at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment is made.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be REJECTED.
- It is recommended that you provide your work experience using statements that provide the following three elements: ACTION you took, the CONTEXT in which you took that action, and the BENEFIT that was realized from your action. Include specific reference to the impact you made in the positions you have held.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach documents to your application, you must email the documents to the Exam Analyst, Sylvia Jaimez at email@example.com within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please ensure to reference your attachment(s) by including your full name, examination number and examination title in the subject of your email.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE :
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employees have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES :
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD :
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individual assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
ADA COORDINATOR :
CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE :
DEPARTMENT CONTACT :
Sylvia Jaimez, Exam Analyst
Telephone Number: (213) 288-7000
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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c. Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
d. To receive credit, include required documents (e.g., copy of your diploma, transcript, certificate, or license) as directed on the job posting. International degrees in a foreign language must be translated to English and evaluated for equivalency to U.S. standards. Refer to the job posting for specific deadlines for supporting documentation.
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Veteran's Credit: In all open competitive examinations, a veteran's credit of 10 percent of the total credits specified for such examinations will be added to the final passing grade of an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States under any of the following conditions: During a declared war; -or- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; -or- During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010 the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; -or- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti qualifies for credit.
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Background Check: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
Career Planning: Resources to help current and prospective employees plan a career with Los Angeles County are available. To explore career paths to and from nearly all job titles, please visit our interactive Career PathFinder application at https://career-pathfinder.hr.lacounty.gov/#/.
Benefit Information: Depending on the position, the successful candidate will enroll in a contributory defined benefit pension plan if the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013 (first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012) - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medical Hospital Insurance Tax portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number on the job posting. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.
Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.
Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program: In an effort to improve compliance with courtordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.
Social Security Act of 2004: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov, or call toll free 1-800-772- 1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.
Employment Eligibility Information: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (Part 2.8 commencing with Section 12900 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the Regulations of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 4, Sections 7285.0 through 8504) prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
COVID-19 VACCINATION: Some County workforce members may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful candidates for those positions/classifications may be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
Updated April 2023