Investigator – Health & Teacher Licensing Division

Location
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posted
Jan 25, 2022
Closes
Feb 14, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 01/25/2022

Closing Date: 02/14/2022

LA5 Salary Range: $21.59 - $31.82/hourly; $45,079 - $66,440/annually

LA6 Salary Range: $23.41 - $35.72/hourly; $48,880 - $74,583/annually

LA7 Salary Range: $25.59 - $45.42/hourly; $53,431 - $94,836/annually

Job Summary

The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recently recognized as a Star Tribune 2021 Top Workplace — has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.  We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office is seeking a highly capable individual with the skills and drive to work on behalf of the public in improving the quality of healthcare for all Minnesotans by investigating complaints received by the state’s health-related licensing boards alleging misconduct by healthcare providers.  The Office's Health and Teacher Licensing Division represents Minnesota’s 16 health-related licensing boards in litigation and administrative actions related to the boards’ licensure and regulatory oversight of healthcare providers.  Key functions of this position include collaborating with assistant attorneys general and board staff, obtaining and reviewing records, conducting interviews of witnesses and licensees, and drafting reports summarizing investigative findings.

Investigators conduct civil investigations on behalf of the health-related licensing boards into allegations of misconduct by healthcare providers.  Complaints against healthcare providers generally involve allegations of substandard practice, unprofessional or unethical conduct, fraudulent or abusive billing, improper prescribing of controlled substances, sexual misconduct, and violation of professional boundaries with patients.  The investigator reviews complaints against healthcare providers; collaborates with assistant attorneys general and board staff; evaluates and analyzes documents, such as medical records, billing records, and employment records; interviews complainants, patients, witnesses, and healthcare providers who are the subject of complaints; drafts reports summarizing investigative findings; and sometimes works with attorneys to prepare cases for evidentiary hearings or trials. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrable similar experience;
  • Good academic credentials;
  • Ability to perform assigned job responsibilities with a high level of professionalism;
  • Proven ability to show excellent judgement, character, and work ethic;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; and
  • Demonstrated skill in
  • Research and writing;
  • Critical thinking; and
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To be considered at the Legal Assistant 6 (LA6) level applicants must have 5 or more years related experience.

To be considered at the Legal Assistant 7 (LA7) level applicants must have 10 or more years related experience.

           

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education or experience in healthcare;
  • Education or experience in civil or administrative investigations;
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, medical recordkeeping, and prescribing practices;
  • Experience as a licensed or registered healthcare professional in nursing, pharmacy, chiropractic, dentistry, or behavioral health.

Why Work For Us 

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation, and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees.  (Visit https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.)

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2022.

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/careers; Apply for posting number 52328

Contact

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Sarah Spence-Koivisto at sarah.spence-koivisto@ag.state.mn.us or (651) 757-1050.

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