This position supports the Department's mission to protect and improve the health of residents of the state of Washington through professional and technical expertise by assisting in the inspection and investigation of DOH-regulated facilities. The Health Environment & Performance Inspector serves as an expert in health facility inspections and complaint investigations, and may serve as lead on health inspections. The position conducts environmental health and safety surveys and compliance investigations, gathers information from multiple sources, determining relevant data and compiling into a final report. Provides technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders and customers regarding compliance and related issues, and explains the results of surveys in various settings, including testifying in legal proceedings.
This is a permanent, full-time Health Services Consultant 4 (HSC 4) within the Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA), Office of Health Systems Oversight.
About DOH and our Employer of Choice Initiatives
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) works with federal, state, tribal, and local partners to help people in Washington stay healthy and safe. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide education to help people make good health decisions and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To learn more about the agency, visit our website, DOH Infographic, and see what it's like to Work@Health!
DOH is a great place to work and has implemented several "Employer of Choice" initiatives, including:
We are committed to diversity and inclusion. DOH fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work each day. We strive to hire, develop, and retain a competent and diverse workforce that is reflective of the customers we serve.
We have an engaging Wellness@Health program which offers programs that support healthy behaviors and work/life balance. Our program provides wellness education, access to healthy food, physical activity classes, stress relief, and many other resources to support a healthy you.
We support a healthy life/work balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, and mobile and telework options. (Depending upon job duties.)
We are making exciting steps towards modernizing our workplace by providing motivating and inspiring workspaces that promote creative thought, innovation, and collaboration among co-workers.
We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers, or legal guardians can bring their infant (6 weeks to 6 months) when returning to work. (Depending upon job duties and work location.)
What will you be doing? Duties include:
Conduct on-site inspections and investigations to determine compliance with state and federal health and safety standards in acute care hospitals, chemical dependency hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, child birth centers, ambulatory surgical centers and facilities, in-home care, home health and hospice agencies, and other health facilities.
Gather information from multiple sources, determining relevant data and compile findings into a final report.
Communicate survey, inspection, and investigation report findings in a manner that is understandable to the customer in various settings, including testifying in legal proceedings.
Provide technical assistance on compliance with state and federal health and safety regulations to a variety of stakeholders and customers regarding compliance and related issues.
Work cooperatively within the agency and with federal, state, county, and city agencies.
Provide expertise and guidance to Public Health Inspectors and for general inquiries by customers or interested parties.
Lead inspection survey team; create assignments, provide oversight of staff during surveys, edit work products, facilitate meetings, and communicate with supervisor when issues arise on survey.
Bachelor's degree or higher in environmental health, public health, or a closely allied science, which includes a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in a natural or physical science.
Four (4) or more years of professional experience in environmental health, which includes one (1) or more years of experience in an administrative, consultative, advisory, or supervisory capacity.
Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Sanitarian.
Master's degree or higher in environmental health, public health, or closely allied science.
Demonstrated experience leading or supervising the work of others.
Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions
With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to do the following:
Work at a tobacco-free campus and environment.
Standard business hours are Monday Friday from 8am to 5pm, but the incumbent may be expected to adjust the work schedule to meet business needs. A flexible work schedule will be considered at the incumbent's request, subject to supervisory approval.
Perform inspections in health facilities across the state and conduct business in an office setting.
Frequently travel approximately 60-70% of the time statewide either by state vehicle for up to 6 hours one way or air transportation. Overnight stays may occur weekly.
Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle OR provide alternative transportation.
Lift, push, and/or pull objects and materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
Bend and stoop to perform certain tasks.
Perform work in confined spaces.
Work with multiple demands and situations with different facilities and licensees with potential for difficult or stressful interactions with customers.
This is a position covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is an equal opportunity employer. DOH strives to create a working environment that is inclusive and respectful. It is our policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of our workforce.
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Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:
A letter of interest, describing how you meet the specific required and desired qualifications for this position
A current resume.
Three (3) or more professional references, to be included in your profile. Please include at least one supervisor, peer, and (if you have supervised staff) a subordinate.
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Education and experience selected, listed and/or detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable on the detailed applicant profile submitted.
This recruitment may be used to fill other positions of the same job classification within the agency.
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