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We Are Hiring Registered Nurses!

The Center for Health Care Quality's Licensing and Certification Program (L&C) is hiring registered nurses for 15 district offices around the state. The salary is $8,504 per month plus benefits. Supervisor and management positions are also available. Please contact the district office in your area for details.

What Does a Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse Do?

In the L&C program, Health Facilities Evaluator Nurses (HFENs) perform a rewarding and valuable public service to promote and protect the quality of health care provided to Californians of all ages. HFENs conduct complaint investigations and in-depth surveys of health care facilities to determine compliance with state licensing and federal certification requirements of the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs. Primary responsibility is on the enforcement of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to areas affecting total patient care such as nursing, physician, restorative, pharmacy, social, and dental. HFENs may also act as team leaders and assist in training new staff.

How to Apply

Questions? Please e-mail our CHCQ Recruitment Team at​ or call (279) 667-1550.

Minimum Qualifications - Experience and Education

HFEN candidates must have the following:

  • A current and valid license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of California and
  • One year of professional nursing experience (e.g. general experience) and
  • Six months of administrative responsibility requiring definition and implementation of operational program policy for maintenance of nursing care standards (professional supervisory experience over other nurses)
  • A Master's degree in a health-related field (i.e. microbiology, laboratory technology, nursing, physical therapy, psychology, medical social work) may substitute for the one year of required nursing experience.
  • A Bachelor's of Science in Nursing may substitute for the six months of administrative experience

Benefits of the Job

  • Work/life balance with flexible work hours
  • Alternate Work Week available
  • Monthly sick and vacation/annual leave time
  • 11 paid holidays, two professional development days a year, and 1 annual personal holiday
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance for you and your dependents
  • Flexible reimbursement accounts for dependents' care and medical expenses
  • Retirement (CalPERS)
  • 457/401-K deferred compensation plans
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program​
  • Reimbursement for Professional License Renewal

The CalHR web site includes additional salary and b​enefits information.


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