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Nursing Services Consultant

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: December 4, 2019

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Nursing Services Consultant Print Apply Nursing Services Consultant Salary $57,741.00 - $87,687.00 Annually Location Dauphin County, PA Job Type Civil Service Permanent Full-Time Department Department of Health Job Number CS-********-30755 Closing 12/2/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Job Code 30755 Position Number ******** Bargaining Unit P3 Pay Group ST08 Bureau/Division Code 9441 Bureau/Division Bureau of Family Health/Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics Worksite Address 625 Forster Street Worksite Address H & W Bldg, 7th Floor East City Harrisburg Zip Code 17120 Contact Name Jennifer Beck Contact Phone ************ Contact Email **************** - Description - Benefits - Questions THE POSITION This position, in the Bureau of Family Health, Division of Newborn Screening and Genetics, is primarily responsible for the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Program (NAS Program). IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. - Full-time employment (Work Hours Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) DESCRIPTION OF WORK This position assists with the development, implementation, and ongoing work associated with the NAS Program. Duties include: provides technical assistance to submitters (hospitals, birthing centers, and midwives) via email, telephone call or site visit to ensure compliance with electronic NAS reporting requirements; issues guidance and clarification to submitters as needed via notice in the PA Bulletin, letters, email, or other methods deemed necessary; advises program management of educational and technical assistance needs; develops training materials as needed; and acts as a liaison between the submitters, other providers and the NAS Program with respect to training/technical assistance opportunities statewide to improve knowledge. In addition, this position conducts NAS case actions and documents activities within the case management system; receives, reviews and summarizes reports and other forms of information regarding NAS to ensure the program follows national standards; conducts quality assurance activities to ensure accurate data reporting; reports data on a weekly basis to the Opioid Command Center and any other entity as requested/required; utilizes data to determine unmet needs of infants identified with NAS and their families; represents the NAS program at the MDWISE workgroup meetings; and attends regional, state and national meetings, as assigned, to represent the NAS Program. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY Qualifications: - PA residency currentlywaivedfor this title - Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -Three years of professional nursing experience, including two years in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or quality assurance capacity in professional nursing and a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. (A Master's Degree in Nursing or Public Health may be substituted for one year of professional nursing experience.); OR An equivalent combination of experience and training, which includes two years in an administrative, supervisory, consultative or quality assurance capacity in professional nursing. - Necessary Special Requirement -Possession of a current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. - Condition of Employment- Employees possessing a non-renewable temporary practice permit must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse within the one (1) year period as defined by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. - Must be able to perform essential job functions Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go *************************************************************** click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at **************************. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity. EXAMINATION INFORMATION - Score valid for this specific posting only - Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions - Provide complete and accurate information or: - score may be lower than deserved - application processing may be delayed - disqualification may result - May only testonceunder this announcement - Email notice of test results provided Health & Wellness We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.* Work/Life Balance We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it! We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions. Career Development We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be. Other Rewards Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts. For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go *******************.govand click on the benefits box. *Eligibility rules apply. 01 How many years of full-time professional nursing experience do you possess? - 3 years or more - 2 but less than 3 years - Less than 2 years - None 02 CS-MET 1 Details - If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 03 Do you possess two or more years of full-time professional nursing experience in an administrative, supervisory, consultative, or quality assurance capacity? - Yes - No 04 CS-MET 2 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experiencemustalso be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 05 How much graduate coursework have you completed in nursing, nursing education, nursing administration, or public health? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the 'Attachments' tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. If you answer 'yes' to this question based on education acquired outside of the United States, you must also upload a copy of your foreign credential evaluation. For more information on foreign education credentials, please ***************************************************************************** click on Other Information. - 30 credits or more - 15 but less than 30 credits - Less than 15 credits - None 06 Do you possess a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing; or possession of a non-renewable temporary practice permit issued by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing? - Yes - No 07 If 'Yes', please include state license number and expiration date. 08 CS-INSTRUCTIONS V2 You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the requirements for this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. Youmustcomplete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents willnotbe reviewed for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score. All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions. Read each question carefully. Determine and select which 'Level of Performance' most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The 'Level of Performance' you choose must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be lowered. If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the 'Yes' button and proceed to the exam questions. - Yes 09 WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - DEVELOPING AND INTERPRETING POLICIES AND REGULATIONS Develops, reviews and interprets regulations, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines relative to public health, health related issues such as mental health and substance abuse, and mental retardation services and issues. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have professional nursing experience working as a supervisor, manager or consultant which includes developing regulations, guidelines and standards for quality assurance; interpreting medical records used to investigate quality concerns or consumer grievances; interpreting statutes, regulations, standards, policies and procedures; and reviewing and recommending changes to current statutes, regulations, and policies affecting nursing-related services. - B. I have professional nursing experience as a registered Nurse on a committee or work group reviewing and interpreting regulations, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines relative to health-related issues and providing recommendations concerning implementation and/or revisions. - C. I have no experience related to this work behavior. 10 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the five items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience - Your experience developing or interpreting regulations, policies, etc. - Your experience interpreting medical records - Your experience recommending changes - Your specific duties and level of responsibility (supervisor, manager, nurse, etc.) 11 WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - PROVIDING CONSULTATIVE AND TECHNICAL SERVICES Provides nursing consultation and technical assistance to medical, behavioral health or administrative staff in hospitals, state mental health and substance abuse, and mental retardation facilities, schools, physicians' offices, managed care plans, Behavior Health Managed Care Organizations, nursing agencies, etc., including identifying best practices and determining the medical necessity and level of care criteria. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have professional nursing experience performing this work behavior without any additional oversight or direction which includes consultative and technical assistance in newborn blood screening protocols, immunization policies and procedures, school child health services, quality assurance improvement work plans, health and disease prevention, etc. - B. I have professional nursing experience performing this work behavior working on a committee or as part of a team, or under the direction of a lead worker or supervisor. - C. I have no experience related to this work behavior. 12 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the four items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience - Your experience providing consultative/technical assistance regarding procedures, plans, services, etc. - Your level of responsibility (independent, part of team, etc.) - Your specific duties 13 WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - REVIEWING LABORATORY TEST RESULTS OR SCREENS Reviews laboratory test results and screens of patients for chronic, communicable, metabolic and genetic diseases and recommends services required to ensure program participants receive access/referral to appropriate provider for diagnosis, evaluation, treatment or follow-up services required based on laboratory or screening results. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have professional nursing experience working in a specialty program such as chronic, communicable, metabolic and genetic diseases which includes reviewing laboratory test results and screens, prioritizing needs, and referring individuals to the appropriate provider for diagnosis, evaluation, treatment and follow-up services. - B. I have professional nursing experience as a Registered Nurse who has reviewed laboratory test results and screens and consulted with medical staff on referrals to the appropriate provider. - C. I have no experience related to this work behavior. 14 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the four items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience - Your experience working in a specialty program - Your experience reviewing test results and referring individuals to appropriate providers - Your specific duties and level of responsibility 15 WORK BEHAVIOR 4 - REVIEWING CONTRACTS AND ASSESSING QUALITY ASSURANCE Reviews contracts for patient services, assesses quality assurance plans for compliance with nursing policies, regulations or standards, performs site visits to monitor contractor/provider services, and participates in quality management activities, including risk management. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have professional nursing experience performing this work behavior which includes writing work statements for patient services, approving invoices and monitoring contractor compliance with contract provisions, and participating in quality management activities, including risk management and ensuring program compliance and adherence to best practices, standards, regulations and statutes. - B. I have professional nursing experience performing this work behavior on a committee or as part of a team, or under the direction of a lead worker or supervisor. - C. I have no experience related to this work behavior. 16 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the five items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience - Your experience writing statements, approving invoices, and monitoring contract compliance - Your experience participating in quality management activities - Your specific duties - Your level of responsibility (independently, part of team, etc.) 17 WORK BEHAVIOR 5 - COLLECTING AND INTERPRETING SURVEY AND PROGRAM INFORMATION Collects, monitors, analyzes and evaluates program reports such as hospital reports, performance and expenditure reports, quality assurance studies, utilization and review programs, risk management programs, contract/provider management/progress reports, client medical charts, and disease/medical databases. Uses reports and information from questionnaires or other surveys to analyze trends and patterns in the access, use, quality and cost management of service. Prepares reports of findings to include recommendations for improvement or requires a plan of correction. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have professional nursing experience performing this work behavior which includes developing questionnaires/surveys, analyzing information to determine compliance with statutes, regulations and standard of care; and preparing reports with supporting documentation based on review process results. - B. I have professional nursing experience performing this work behavior on a committee or as part of a team, or under the direction of a lead worker or supervisor collecting, monitoring and analyzing program reports. - C. I have no experience related to this work behavior. 18 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the four items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience - Your experience developing questionnaires/surveys, analyzing information, and preparing reports - Your specific duties - Your level of responsibility (independently, part of team, etc.) 19 WORK BEHAVIOR 6 - DEVELOPING AND CONDUCTING EDUCATI0NAL PROGRAMS Plans, organizes, develops and conducts on-going health-related educational programs, including the identification, preparation and development of educational and reference materials such as pamphlets, booklets, guides and manuals; analyzes educational needs and identifies curriculum and assessment issues and trends. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have professional nursing experience performing this work behavior which includes evaluating educational needs, curriculum planning, conducting educational programs, and program assessment. - B. I have professional nursing experience performing segments of this work behavior which includes conducting educational program developed by others and assisting in program assessments. - C. I have college or graduate level course work related to this work behavior. - D. I have no experience or training related to this work behavior. 20 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the five items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience - Your experience developing educational programs and materials - Your experience evaluating needs - Your experience conducting programs and assisting in assessments - Your specific duties and level of responsibility 21 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to the college coursework, please provide the requested information in the text box below. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours Required Question Agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Address 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120 Website ****************************

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