Facility Advisory Nurse II

The Section for Long-Term Care Regulation is seeking Registered Nurses to help protect the health and safety of elderly and disabled individuals residing in long term care facilities. This professional position serves as both a member of a multi-disciplinary team to survey long-term care facilities for compliance with state and federal regulations, and as an independent complaint investigator. This position will qualify for telecommuter status once training is complete. Excellent oral and written communication skills and customer service skills with residents, providers, and the public is an essential component of this position.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
-Conduct surveys, licensure inspections, complaint investigations, and other activities as assigned and in accordance with federal and state policies and procedures.
-Monitor care provided to individuals residing in long term care facilities to ensure the quality of life and quality of care received meets state and federal regulatory standards.
-Communicate information, both verbally and in writing, in a manner that is understandable, legible, professional, courteous, respectful and consistent with regulatory requirements. Perform duties in a manner that is respectful of individual’s space and preferences.
-Attend scheduled team meetings, assume a fair share of the workload, and accept on-call duty as assigned on weekends and holidays on a rotating basis, which may require a visit to a facility to investigate a high priority complaint during the on-call time.
-Present relevant information necessary to identify regulatory violations and determine compliance as a team. Ensure deficiencies cited are based on facts, include more than one source of evidence whenever possible, and clearly support the regulation cited.
-Strong computer skills with the ability to learn new programs.
-This position will require travel with occasional overtime and overnight stays as needed. The position will also require attendance at in-state training and at least one week of federal training within the first year. The position requires successful completion of the Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) within two years from the date of hire and a current Missouri Registered Nurse license. This position will qualify for telecommuter status once training is complete. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills. The applicant should be highly organized, detail-oriented and comfortable using a tablet to conduct the survey process.
Salary = $54,892.08 annually

Please email cover letter, resume, official college transcripts and DHSS application to Michael Ponder at Michael.ponder@health.mo.gov
For questions call Michael Ponder, Regional Manager at 314/340-7365
For DHSS application, go to http://health.mo.gov/information/employment/doc/application.docx

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