HEALTH FACILITIES PROGRAM MANAGER, NURSING
FIRST DAY OF FILING:
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 8:30 a.m Pacific Time (PT)
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
This announcement is being reposted to reopen the filling period to allow additional application filing and update the physical class, APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION section.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
No out-of-class experience will be accepted.
Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, and evaluates, through subordinate nurse evaluator supervisors, the work of a major section of the Health Facilities Inspection Division.
Positions allocable to this class are assigned to the Department of Public Health, Health Facilities Inspection Division. Under general direction from the Assistant Chief, Health Facilities Inspection Division, positions provide technical and administrative direction, through Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing positions, to nurse evaluators responsible for surveying and investigating health care facilities and enforcing licensing and certification standards in accordance with State, Federal, and local laws and regulations concerning total patient care. Positions also direct staff responsible for performing administrative assignments in licensing, enforcement, and training services; provide administrative direction to a staff of consultants; manage informal dispute resolution, compliance, and quality assessment and assurance monitoring processes; and handle informal complainant appeals. Health Facilities Program Manager, Nursing positions are required to apply an advanced, broad-based knowledge of nursing practice and theory as well as advanced knowledge of management, supervisory, and leadership techniques. Health Facilities Program Manager, Nursing is distinguished from Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing in that the latter is primarily responsible for supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing positions and support staff in the conduct of healthcare facility inspections and investigations.
Essential Job Functions
- Develops, interprets, and directs the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives and departmental policies and procedures; applies recognized standards of nursing care and practice to program activities.
- Assists in planning and implementing operational policies and procedures for nursing services and assigns, directs, and reviews the work of subordinate supervisors and other personnel.
- Monitors and evaluates program operations for compliance with licensure and regulatory standards.
- Manages the administration of survey services by reviewing inspection and investigatory reports, resolving problems pertaining to surveys, and coordinating work with other sections.
- Directs a staff of consultants in the provision of specialized consultative and enforcement services in the evaluation of total patient quality-of-care provided by hospitals and other health care facilities in accordance with Federal, State, and local licensing and certification requirements.
- Provides administrative and limited technical supervision to consultants exercising professional expertise in fields such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and physical and occupational therapy.
- Coordinates all enforcement actions for the Division, including processing license revocations, Medicare and Medi-Cal de-certifications, and criminal complaints; and provides technical support to the surveyors and consultants.
- Directs program specialists conducting a variety of staff assignments such as reviewing and analyzing State, Federal, and local legislation and regulations affecting the program; planning and providing orientation and ongoing in-service training for Division personnel; and reviewing licensure and certification documents.
- Represents the Health Facilities Inspection Division when interfacing with officials of governmental health agencies, fiscal intermediaries, provider groups, and voluntary associations.
A Bachelor's degree* in Nursing or closely related health field
- AND -
Two years of experience at the level of Los Angeles County's Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing**.
- OR -
Two years of consultative experience in the surveillance of health facilities for compliance with State, Federal, and local regulations.
- OR -
Two years of experience as a Health Facilities Evaluator III*** enforcing local licensing and certification requirements relating to medical care.
A valid, active license (without limitations or restrictions) to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing****.
A current certification in accordance with the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (CPR & AED) program. Department of Public Health requires ALL licensed clinical professionals, including Registered Nurses, regardless of their position, have a BLS/CPR & AED certificate as they are considered first responders.
Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a current certification before appointment.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Physical Class II - Light: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to qualify, you must include a legible copy of the Official Transcript(s) from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded if applicable, with Registrar's signature and/or school seal with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, will NOT be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and be rejected.
**In the County of Los Angeles, the class of Supervising Health Facilities Evaluator, Nursing is defined as someone who provides first level of supervision to nurse evaluator staff responsible for surveying health care facilities and enforcing licensing and certification standards in accordance with State, Federal, and local laws and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, and related services; or performs administrative staff assignments in licensing, enforcement and training services.
***To qualify applicants must have County status in the specified class, as evidenced by holding or having held such payroll title in the service of Los Angeles County for the required amount of time to qualify.
****In order to qualify, you must include a legible copy of the Registered Nurse License and BLS certification from the accredited institution which shows the title of the required license, number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
Applicants must attach a legible photocopy of their BLS certification with your application online at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents with your application online, you must e-mail them to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. In the "Subject" of the e-mail please type the Exam Number and Exam Title.
- Additional points will be awarded for experience beyond the Selection Requirements.
This examination consists of an evaluation of education, experience, and desirable qualifications based upon applications information and supplemental questionnaire at the time of filing weighted 100%.
Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added on the Eligible Register.
Passing this examination and being added on the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added 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.
Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.
Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button located at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Applicants must submit their completed applications by 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.
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 and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, dates attended, degree received, and degree major. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties 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 at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
- Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
- FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
- Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.
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 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.
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 follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.
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. Check the website for updated information at https://lacountylibrary.org .
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application 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.
Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 659-6546
Department Contact E-mail: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 659-6546
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.
1. Completing Your Application :
a. Before submission of the application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is correct and complete on the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
b. List each payroll title separately for each job. Do not group your experience. Specify the beginning and ending dates for each job. If you are a Los Angeles County employee and have held multiple positions, do NOT list all of your time with the County under your present payroll title.
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.
2. Requirements on Job Posting :
a. Your application will only be accepted if it clearly shows you meet the requirements. The information you give will determine your eligibility and is subject to verification at any time.
b. You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment unless other age limits are stated on the job posting. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for any individual over age 40.
c. Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40- hour week, unless specified otherwise. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.
3. Application Deadline : All job applications must be completed and submitted before the closing time on the last day of the filing period as indicated on the job posting unless other instructions are provided. Job postings with an open continuous filing period are subject to closure without prior notice. It is to your advantage to file your application early and not wait until the last allowable date and time as you will not be able to apply once the filing period has closed.
4. Change of Name or Address : To change personal information such as your name or address, log into your profile on www.governmentjobs.com and make the necessary change. This can be done at any time.
5. Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy :
a. It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. b. If you are an individual requesting reasonable accommodation(s) in the examination process, please contact the testing accommodation coordinator listed on the job posting. The provision of accommodation may be subject to verification as allowable with State and Federal law. All accommodation-related information will remain confidential.
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Test Preparation: Study Guides and other resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive system for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at https://hr.lacounty.gov/. Additional resources may be listed on the job posting. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below.
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.
A campaign medal holder or Gulf War veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980 (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.
This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. Applicants must submit the documentation for each open competitive exam to qualify for veteran's credit. More information available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/
Accreditation Information: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). More information available at: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/070812_PPG123.pdf and http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/205105_PPG_123_AC E_Resource_Guide.pdf
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
Closing Date/Time: 9/11/2023 5:00 PM Pacific