This is a professional position participating as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to survey long-term care facilities for compliance with state regulations and with Medicare/Medicaid regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Conduct surveys, licensure inspections, complaint investigations and other activities as assigned and in accordance with federal and state policies and procedures.
• Communicate information, both verbally and in writing, in a manner that is understandable, legible, professional, courteous, respectful and consistent with regulatory requirements.
• Actively and effectively participating in processes as a team member by attending any scheduled team meetings, assuming a fair share of the workload, and presenting relevant information necessary to identify regulatory violations and determine compliance as a team.
• 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.
• Ensure deficiencies cited are based on facts, include more than one source of evidence whenever possible, organized in chronological order according to the event occurrence and clearly support the regulation cited.
• Respect the dignity and privacy of facility residents by introducing oneself; obtaining permission before entering a resident’s private space; using respectful language in reference to residents and personally intervening with staff practice during personal care and treatments only the resident is at risk of harm.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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 maintain 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.
Candidates must meet the qualifications for the classification of a Facility Advisory Nurse II
Benefits: Position receives State benefits including health care, retirement, and vacation
Send cover letter, resume, copies of official transcripts and a completed DHSS Application for Employment (link provided below)