RN Health Compliance Inspector - HPIII - Acute & Nursing Facilities"

State of Colorado Job Opportunities

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Denver, CO
Salary: $5,967 - $5,967 / month
Contract type: Full time
State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Department Information

Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division -
Acute & Nursing Facilities

The referral list generated by this position announcement may be used to fill multiple Health Professionals C7C3XX vacancies and may be extended.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Recruiting for vacancies in:

  • Acute & Nursing Facilities

Special note: Do you enjoy traveling and seeing all that Colorado has to offer? These positions require travel independently or as a member of a team 50% of the time and during peak time 75%.. State fleet vehicles are available for use and reimbursement for personal vehicle use is also available. Reimbursement for individual travel expenses (such as hotel and meals) is also available.

Be BOLD....

Make a REAL difference . . .
and join us in serving our communities in advancing Colorado's health and protecting the places we live, w
ork, learn, and play, to create a healthy and sustainable Colorado where current and future generations thrive.

In addition to free parking, access to RTD bus lines, Cherry Creek bike path and flexible working arrangements, click the link below to review additional benefits and perks!!!!


Description of Job

The work unit exists to: (1) protect the health, safety, and welfare of patients/residents of health care facilities in the State of Colorado by evaluating and securing compliance of licensed and certified facilities and providers, utilizing applicable federal and state laws/regulations and professional standards of practice; and (2) to provide to the public information on health care facilities.

Professionals who work independently or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to assess the care, treatment and quality of life provided by health care facilities through observations, interviews, and record review. Uses experience, training and judgment in evaluating and applying statutes, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures on a case-by-case, item-by-item basis for facility compliance/violation. Works as the RN required for the survey team, and conducts nursing observations and medication pass task, and other tasks as applicable.


  • Independently or as a member of an interdisciplinary team, determines whether the
    entity is operating in compliance with applicable statutes/regulations.

  • Assesses and evaluates health care facility quality of care, services, and treatment of the residents/patients as well as facility practices through observations.

  • Record review, as well as interviews with residents/patients, family members, staff, and outside agency and medical professionals.

  • As an RN, serves as a clinical resource, with the ability to determine whether
    the delivery of nursing care is in accordance with professional standards of practice and relevant state and federal requirements are being met.

  • Works as the RN required for the survey team, and conducts nursing observations and medication pass task, as applicable.

  • Collects and documents evidence and survey results based upon observations,
    interviews and record review.

  • Analyzes the evidence and survey results in order to determine whether and how
    the health care facility is out of compliance with applicable statutes and regulations.

  • Uses judgment and experience in choosing specific regulations to be cited.

  • Writes clear, concise, and legally defensible statements of deficiencies based on analysis of the documented findings and extensive knowledge of these laws, regulations and guidelines.

  • Advises, counsels and provides guidance to facility administrators/staff regarding the purpose/reason for the regulations, and how and/or why areas are noncompliant.

  • Executes the survey/investigation plan to ensure all tasks are completed in accordance with established guidelines and protocols.

  • Collects data through observation, interviews with staff and patients/residents; reviews care and other facility records.

  • Analyzes data and determines whether or not allegation(s) is/are substantiated and resulted in deficient practice by the facility. Prepares findings and conclusions that are clear and concise.

  • Ensures all documents required for the evaluation of care, services and treatment provided to residents/patients are complete and accurate.

  • May be called upon, or subpoenaed, to testify in court in regard to survey and complaint findings and results.

  • Advises health care facility providers, health care consumers, and other governmental agencies regarding regulatory requirements.

  • Collaborates with community agencies, including resident/patient advocates, and other regulatory agencies, and disseminates pertinent information regarding health care facilities’ compliance status.

  • Educates consumers in how to interpret written inspection reports.

  • Recommends to consumers’ effective strategies for resolving health care problems at the lowest hierarchical level.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

To be considered for this position, you must meet one of the following options for consideration. NOTE: You will want to print the job announcement for other important information.

Option 1: Six (6) years of experience providing health care in a facility or program regulated by the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services Division AND Current, valid licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Colorado Board of Nursing or any state participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
OR Option 2: Two (2) years of experience providing health care in a facility or program regulated by the Health Facilities and Emergency Medical Services. AND Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing, social work, public health care AND Current, valid licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Colorado Board of Nursing or any state participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC).
OR Option 3: An advanced degree (Master's or Doctorate) from an accredited college or university in social work, public health, health care, social work, nursing or closely-related field will substitute for the required work experience and bachelor's degree AND Current, valid licensure as a Registered Nurse from the Colorado Board of Nursing or any state participating in the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC)..

This experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience section of your application. Your resume will not be accepted to qualify for the minimum qualifications.


Must be willing to:

  • A pre-employment background check.

  • Relocate to Colorado if appointed to this position.

  • Travel throughout Colorado 50% and during peak times 75%

  • Travel 2-4 times overnight in hotel, when traveling.

  • Use current communication technology to connect to the office from the field and proficient in word processing

  • Obtain an influenza shot annually prior to the onset of the flu season or wear a mask while on facility/agency premises.

  • Work in environments where contagious diseases may be present.

  • Perform annual fit testing for N-95 masks, as well as complete annual training on donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Work occasional evening, night, weekend, or holidays depending upon circumstances of survey or complaint.

  • Lift and carry up to 45lbs. of equipment for extended periods of time.

  • Walk or stand for extended periods of time.

  • Hold a tablet computer in a standing position.

  • Successfully complete and apply all required surveyor training (unless training is unavailable) within the first six (6) months of service.

  • Operate and use a state fleet vehicle.

  • Be available in the event of an emergency, (e.g., bio-terrorist attack, chemical attack, disease outbreak or all hazards) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.

  • Be available in the event of an emergency, (e.g., bio-terrorist attack, chemical attack, disease outbreak or all hazards) and be required to report to work immediately at the regular or alternate location. During this time, travel restrictions may be in place.

  • Effective September 20, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination within three (3) business days of hire.

Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance

Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment


  • Relevant years of State service contribute to a candidates position-related knowledge, skill, ability, behavior should be considered as a preferred qualification and given weight under the process.

  • Knowledge of the regulations that apply to nursing facilities and the ability to apply them effectively.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to analyze facts, data and evidence to arrive at a logical conclusion.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret clinical evidence and clinical care to identify gaps.

  • Ability to observe, electronically record, and interpret information.

  • Ability to perform the physical demands of this active position.

  • Advanced Interpersonal and conflict management skills e.g. displays understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy and concern.

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships, deals skillfully with people who are difficult, hostile or distressed, effectively manages and resolves conflicts, confrontations and disagreements in a positive and constructive way.

  • Proficient in word processing and competency in technology and equipment used in a health care setting (i.e. typing while conducting interviews).

  • Computer literate.

  • Ability to use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate errors and support decision making.

  • Experience and ability to write factually accurate, clear, concise and professional reports.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email
[email protected]), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed
(303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules

Supplemental Information

Application packet must include:

  • Complete application we do not accept a resume in leu of application.

  • A cover letter that describes how your experience aligns with the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position,

  • A copy of your transcripts if using education to meet the minimum qualifications (unofficial acceptable).

  • If you are a veteran, attach a copy of your DD214 to your application.

The Selection Process:

  • Part of, or all of, the comparative analysis for this position may be a structured application review, which involves a review of your application and materials you submitted by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred qualifications.

  • A top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule an interview with the hiring manager.

E-Verify: CDPHE uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Daniel Mckenna at [email protected] or call 303-692-6319

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first- ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it


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