Health Care Investigator 3 (DOH4246)
Company: Washington State Department of Health
Posted on: October 5, 2018
Description Note:-- This recruitment will remain open until filled.-- First review of applications will take place on October 11, 2018 and will be ongoing thereafter.-- It is to the applicant's advantage to apply early. The Opportunity -- The Washington Medical Commission (WMC) conducts complex standard of care investigations of allopathic physicians and physician assistants in cases of alleged patient harm, practitioner impairment or other unprofessional conduct under the laws administered by the Medical Commission. This Health Care Investigator conducts highly complex clinical investigations and compliance audits of active medical practices for the Commission in order to ensure the standard of care has been met and practitioners are in compliance with disciplinary orders.-- Learn more about WMC . -- This is a full-time permanent Health Care Investigator 3 (HCI 3). 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 work/life 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: -- -- Investigate health care complaints. Conduct investigations of alleged violations of state licensure laws or criminal statutes. Review and gather medical records, business records, government records, personal records and financial records relevant to the complaint, and formulate an investigative plan. Prepare written reports which record the result of investigations and catalogs, identify and convey all physical evidence and statements of witnesses in a manner adequate to support administrative or other type of action. May participate in legal proceedings, including testimony in administrative hearings and courts as required. Provide follow-up investigative services and witness location assistance to the staff attorney and AAG, respond to interrogatories and attend depositions when required. Conduct and participate in multi divisional and multi-agency investigations regarding varied health care related issues involving physicians and physician assistants. Conducts practice and compliance practice reviews as defined by a Commission Member or Medical Consultant. Using DOH and Commission data bases track work activities to include timekeeping, complaint tracking, spread sheets formulated for Commission investigations. -- What we're looking for: -- The ideal candidate will be an inquisitive, empathetic, professional, innovative, computer savvy, seasoned investigator and able to multi task. -- Required Qualifications---- -- -- OPTION 1:-- A Bachelor's degree or higher in a health care field, Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field; AND three (3) or more years of experience as a Health Care Investigator 2 within state service. -- OR -- -- OPTION 2:-- A Bachelor's degree or higher in a health care field, Business Administration, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, or a related field ; AND six (6) or more years of experience as an investigator with a criminal justice agency or a directly allied field, three of which must include field experience preparing evidence and interviewing witnesses, respondents or suspects. -- OR -- -- OPTION 3:-- Seven (7) or more years of experience as a Health Care Investigator 2 within state service. -- OR -- -- OPTION 4:-- Ten (10) or more years of experience as an investigator with a criminal justice agency or a directly allied field, three of which must include field experience preparing evidence and interviewing witnesses, respondents or suspects. -- SPECIAL NOTE:-- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted and every 5 years thereafter.-- Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. -- Preferred/Desired Qualifications-- -- -- Knowledge or experience and willingness to learn and become well-versed in the following state and federal laws: Uniform Disciplinary Act Health Care Information Act Medical Practice Act Current RCWs, WACs (governing Health Care professions) Advanced skills in the following:-- (NOTE:-- Advanced skills in these areas is defined as having extensive knowledge, study of, and competence in the skills required to create a finished, professional-level work product in a timely fashion without assistance from others.) MS Word MS Excel MS PowerPoint MS Outlook Internet research and navigation Demonstrated experience in the following: Understanding and interpreting laws and court decisions. Focusing on issues and conducting investigations without arousing undue to undesirable comment. Gathering, preserving, and presenting material and relevant and pertinent evidence. Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, oral or visual) to write and speak clearly, concisely, accurately and informatively; as well as original written composition: structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling, self-editing. Exercising mature judgment in a wide variety of situations involving contact with the public. Developing investigative skills under supervision. Using critical thinking and sound judgment. Managing competing priorities to meet timelines. -- Conditions of Employment/Working Conditions With or without an accommodation, I am willing and able to do the following: -- -- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.-- Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Work indoors in an open cubicle environment. Work 8 hours 5 days a week.-- A flex/alternative schedule may be considered upon request and supervisory approval. Travel frequently for field investigations, Commission meetings and training, provide back-up for the supervising investigator or Director of Investigations, and support the Commission as needed.-- This position requires occasional overnight travel statewide to perform field investigations. Legally operate a state or privately owned vehicle or provide alternative transportation. Routinely interact with Commission staff, complainants, witnesses, respondents, hospital and clinical staff, attorneys and the public. -- 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.-- Applicants wishing assistance or alternative formats in the process should contact Cher Williams at (see application details), (see application details) or TDD Relay at 1-(see application details) or 7-1-1. -- Application Process -- 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. -- DO NOT attach transcripts or other documents that are not requested in the Application Process, or that are password protected.-- These type of documents cause errors when downloading application materials and will not be forwarded to the hiring supervisor. Veterans , --please feel free to attach a copy of your DD214 (redact SSN). Click here to SUBSCRIBE to Jobs at DOH Supplemental Information Only applicants who follow the directions and complete the Application Process in-full will have their responses reviewed for consideration.-- 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 office. More than Just a Paycheck! Employee benefits are not just about the kind of services you get, they are also about how much you may have to pay out of pocket. Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. We understand that your life revolves around more than just your career and that your priority is making sure that you and your family will maintain health and financial security. That's why choice is a key component of our benefits package. We have a selection of health and retirement plans, paid leave, staff training and other compensation benefits that you can mix and match to meet your current and future needs. Read about our benefits: The following information describes typical benefits available for full-time employees who are expected to work more than six months.--Actual benefits may vary by--appointment type or be prorated for--other than full-time work. Check with the agency human resource office for specific benefit information. Insurance Benefits Employees and families are covered by medical (including vision), dental and basic life insurance.-- There are multiple medical plans with affordable monthly premiums that offer coverage throughout the state.-- Staff are eligible to enroll each year in a medical flexible spending account which enables them to use tax-deferred dollars toward their health care expenses.-- Employees are also covered by basic life and long term disability insurance, with the option to purchase additional coverage amounts.-- To view premium rates, coverage choice in your area and how to enroll, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website . Retirement and Deferred Compensation State Employees are members of the Washington Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).-- New employees have the option of two employer contributed retirement programs.-- For additional information, check out the Department of Retirement Systems ' web site. Employees also have the ability to participate in the Deferred Compensation Program (DCP).-- This is a supplemental retirement savings program (similar to an IRA) that allows you control over the amount of pre-tax salary dollars you defer as well as the flexibility to choose between multiple investment options. Vacation (Annual Leave) You begin accruing vacation starting your first month of employment. Since we value your loyalty, the amount of vacation you can accrue increases the longer you work with us. Washington State supports members of the armed forces with 21 days paid military leave per year. Vacation accrues for full-time employees per WAC 357-31-165 . -- Holidays Full-time employees are entitled to eleven* paid holidays: -- HOLIDAY DATE New Year's Day January 1 Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday Third Monday in January Presidents' Day Third Monday in February Memorial Day Last Monday in May Independence Day July 4 Labor Day First Monday in September Veterans' Day November 11 Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November & Friday after Christmas Day December 25 Personal Holiday Employee's selection each calendar year *Employees who are members of certain Unions are entitled to an additional personal leave day of their choice.--Please refer to specific Collective Bargaining Agreements for more information. Social Security All state employees are covered by the federal Social Security and Medicare systems. The state and the employee pay an equal amount into the system. Sick Leave Full-time employees earn eight hours of sick leave per month. Paid sick leave may be used for reasons included in WAC 357-31-130 . Please visit the State HR Website for more detailed information.
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