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Health Facility Surveyor - Registered Nurse (RN)

Health Facility Surveyor

Health and Welfare

Open for Recruitment: June 15, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 07931059636
Salary Range: $29.48 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Statewide

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare has full-time positions available for Registered Nurses to work as Health Facility Surveyors. Join a team of professionals who evaluate health care facilities throughout Idaho for compliance with federal and state regulations. Make a difference in citizens' lives, and work with dedicated co-workers and supervisors who are passionate about quality care.

These positions investigate and ensure compliance with Medicare, Medicaid, and state licensure laws and regulations, including the number and quality of staff, related policies and procedures, and that quality health care is provided for the public. 

Enjoy our competitive benefits package, including: excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation, sick, and holiday leave; participation in the state retirement system; and more.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

This announcement may be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout Idaho, including: Blackfoot, Boise, Caldwell, Coeur d’Alene, Grangeville, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Mountain Home, Moscow, Nampa, Orofino, Payette, Pocatello, Rexburg, Rupert, Salmon, Sandpoint, Twin Falls. When updating your online application information, please select all cities in which you are willing to work.  

Incumbents in these positions travel extensively throughout the state and may be gone as much as 50% or more of their work time, including overnight stays.


  • Ensure compliance with outcome-oriented regulations, which requires surveyors to select a sample of the client base
  • Assess each client's health, social, emotional, rehabilitative, and habilitative care needs
  • Observe facility staff and others providing services to clients
  • Conduct interviews and determine through professional judgment if the facility/provider is meeting the clients' needs in accordance with the stated regulations and health care standards

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Idaho or state licensure as a Registered Nurse pursuant to the Nurse Licensure Compact, Idaho Code 54-1418. For licensure information, please contact the Idaho Board of Nursing.
  • At least one year of experience providing medical care in a health care delivery system, (e.g., an institution, clinic, or office setting, either military or civilian)
  • Possess a valid driver's license


There is an exam for this position to determine an applicant's eligibility. Click the "Preview Exam" button below to review the exam. You must receive a score of 100 to pass this exam. If at any time during the screening/testing process your response or resume do not support the answers you provided, your name will be removed from the register.

How to Apply:

Click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. When updating your online application information, please select Health and Welfare under "Agencies", full-time under "Job Type/Shift", and under "Cities," please select all in which you are willing to work.  


Preview Exam

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.