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Date:  May 19, 2023

Fairview Heights, IL, US, 62208

Job Requisition ID:  27323

Agency:  Department of Public Health 
Office:  Health Care Regulation

Division:  Long Term Care - Field Operations

Posting ID:  44-23-0354

Posted:  5/19/2023-6/16/2023
Salary:   $5,246-$7,827/Month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   St. Clair  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  44-23-0354

Agency Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to manage survey programs at the Regional level. Coordinates nutrition programs, consults and performs dietary surveys in long‐term care facilities and hospitals for the Fairview Heights Regional Office relating to licensure, certification, and complaint investigations. Serves as team trainer to lower level nutritionists.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Travels to conduct difficult, highly complex and sensitive on‐site nutrition surveys of hospitals and nursing homes to assure compliance with the Nursing Home Care Act, Title XIX, and XVIII of the Social Security Act.
  2. Plans, coordinates and administers the new surveyor training and existing surveyor standardization programs for the Region.
  3. Reviews and evaluates surveys and investigation reports of lower level nutritionists for technical accuracy and compliance with applicable directives, policies and guidelines.
  4. Assists in researching, developing and drafting new or revised State regulations and Section policies and guidelines.
  5. Assists Regional Supervisor with administrative tasks for the Region as needed and directed.
  6. Provides technical interpretation to facility owners and operators of long‐term care facilities by conducting and participating in on‐site visits and workshops.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires successful completion of both state and federal Basic Surveyor Orientation courses and certification of having successfully completed Federal Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test.
  • Requires one year of experience as a health facilities surveyor.
  • Requires possession of a valid Illinois certificate as a register Dietitian and knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college, supplemented by a master’s degree in nutrition, dietetics or food service management and one year of professional experience in nutrition, dietetics, or food service management; preferably requires registration by the American Dietetic Association.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One year experience conducting difficult, highly complex and sensitive on‐site nutrition surveys.
  • One year experience planning and conducting training.
  • One year experience collecting and preparing data.
  • One year experience reviewing and evaluating survey and investigation reports for technical accuracy and compliance.
  • One year experience providing technical interpretation of state laws, standards and regulations to long‐term care facility owners and operations.

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to travel.
  • Requires possession of a valid drivers license.

Work Hours:  4-day work week  
Work Location: 11 Executive Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208  

Agency Contact:

Agency Phone: 217-785-2031

Job Family:  Legal, Audit & Compliance; Health Services  


Revolving Door:

Certain provisions of the revolving door restrictions contained in 5 ILCS 430/5-45 apply to this position.  As a result, the employee should be aware that if offered non-State employment during 
State employment or within one year immediately after ending State employment, the employee shall, prior to accepting any such non-State employment offer, notify the Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (“OEIG”) or may be subject to a fine.

This position DOES NOT contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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