Are you ready to make a significant impact on public health in Washington State?  Do you have a passion for improving patient safety and ensuring health care facilities are meeting state and federal standards? Join our Hospital Systems Investigation Team as a Health Services Consultant 4!


We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled individual to fill this role. This is an incredible opportunity to work serving the community as an agency expert in health care facility inspections and complaint investigations and as a crucial agency-wide expert on high-visibility and high-sensitivity issues.


Make a difference

As the Hospital Environmental Health and Safety Investigator, our Health Services Consultants support the agency’s mission to work with others to protect and improve the health of people in Washington State by providing professional and technical expertise in conducting environmental health and safety inspections and other non-clinical compliance inspections and investigations in state and federally regulated hospitals. In addition, Health Services Consultants may also provide technical assistance to a variety of stakeholders and customers regarding compliance and related issues and explain the results of an inspection and investigation in various settings, including testifying in legal proceedings.


Key Responsibilities Include:

Conducting on-site and off-site inspections and investigations in multiple geographic areas within Washington State determining compliance with state and federal health and safety standards in assigned health care facilities including but not limited to: Acute Aare Hospitals (HAC), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), and Psychiatric Hospitals (HPSY).
In conjunction with state and federal rules and regulations, creating written reports and giving verbal explanations of investigation findings.
Providing education and technical assistance on compliance with state and federal health and safety regulations of assigned facilities.
Coordinating with other state agencies, federal agencies, environmental and public health programs, and organizations such as DOH Office of Drinking Water and Wastewater Management, local health departments, and community organizations as appropriate to integrate and promote consistency and clarity of information for patient safety.

About Washington Department of Health

At DOH, we safeguard public health in an ever-evolving world. Through collaboration with local health jurisdictions and state, federal, and private partners, our programs, and services impact every Washingtonian and visitor daily. We're driven by Equity, Innovation, and Engagement, as outlined in our Transformational Plan for the future of Washington health.