Public Health Advisor 3 – Facilities Investigator

Company:  Washington State Department of Health 

Location: Tumwater, WA 

Date Posted: April 24, 2017

Application Deadline:  May 2, 2017

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $4,109 – 5,385 Monthly, DOQ 

Public Health Advisor 3 – Facilities Investigator 

About the Position

This position supports the Department’s mission through professional and technical expertise by assisting in the investigation of DOH-regulated facilities.

Reporting to the Clinical Care Facilities Complaint Investigations Manager, this position serves as an expert in health facility complaint investigations, and may be a lead worker for other health investigators. It 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.

Duties include:

  • Conducting on-site visits and investigations in multiple geographic areas within Washington State to determine compliance with state and federal health and safety standards in the following:
    • Acute care hospitals, chemical dependency hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities, community mental health centers, outpatient physical therapy/speech pathology services, , and child birth centers applying skills, technical knowledge, and state and federal regulations.
    • Clinical care and community care facilities, including but not limited to: Ambulatory surgical centers and facilities, in-home care, home health and hospice agencies, end stage renal disease facilities, residential treatment facilities and state institutions, applying skills, technical knowledge and state and federal regulations.
  • Communicating investigation report findings in a manner that is understandable to the customer.
  • Providing technical assistance on compliance with state and federal health and safety regulations.
  • Providing expertise and guidance for Public Health Inspectors and for general inquiries by customers or interested parties.
  • Gathering information from multiple sources, determining relevant data and compiling results into a final report.
  • Reviewing and recommending acceptance or denial of a licensee’s written plan of correction for violations noted in final report.
  • Testifying as an expert witness in legal proceedings concerning issues of licensure or certification.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, or an allied science with a minimum of 30 semester or 45 quarter hours in natural or physical science.
  • Four (4) years of professional experience in environmental health, WHICH INCLUDES one (1) year in an administrative, consultative, advisory or supervisory capacity.

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