Job Description and Duties

Employees appointed to this classification shall receive a Recruitment and Retention Differential of $200 per month


This position supports the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) mission and strategic plan by advancing the health and wellbeing of California’s diverse people and communities, specifically those who receive home health services from home health agencies (HHA). The Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse (HFEN) acts as the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Educational Coordinator, supporting the administration of the OASIS program as required by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The incumbent serves as a liaison with managers and supervisors in Field Operations Division district offices and assists representatives of Home Health Agencies (HHAs) to ensure continuing compliance with certification standards for direct patient care. The HFEN also supports the Centralized Program Flex Unit (CPFU) in the evaluation of program flexibility, workforce shortage waiver and patient needs waiver applications from health care facilities, and provides recommendations to management for these requests.

The incumbent works under the general direction of the Health Program Manager II.


The attached duty statement indicates whether this position is eligible for telework. All employees who telework are required to be California residents in accordance with Government Code 14200, and may be required to report to a CDPH office, when needed. Candidates who reside outside of the state of California may be interviewed; however, the selected candidate must have a primary residency in the state of California prior to appointment (and continue to maintain California residency) as a condition of employment. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the job offer being rescinded.

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About California Department of Public Health

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) works to protect the public's health in the Golden State and helps shape positive health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. The Department's programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of every Californian and visitor to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Shared Vision
CDPH public health professionals, researchers, scientists, doctors, nurses, and other staff­ members have a shared vision to protect and improve the health of all Californians. We are dedicated to public service and passionate about our work and the people and communities we serve and protect.