Health Facilities Surveyor

Description:

State of Arkansas
Department of Human Services
Announces Job Search for Candidates for

Health Facilities Surveyor

Position No. 22099378 and 22104093

Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,000 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Health Facilities Surveyor in Arkansas.

Responsibilities:
Reviews previous survey data and prepares packets of forms to be completed in a survey following principles for documentation, and reviews documents for compliance with regulations. Schedules surveys and provides notification to providers, interviews facility staff and patients to determine compliance, observes facility practice for compliance, and conducts entrance and exit conferences. Reviews Medicare, licensure, and complaint survey packets for accuracy and completeness. Records all necessary information for complaints and reviews plans of corrections for acceptability, maintains logs of follow-up dates, and ensures the follow-ups (mail or onsite) are conducted within the designated time frames. Compiles monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and provides reports of compliance or non-compliance to providers and CMS Regional Office. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing certification/licensure of medical facilities. Knowledge of survey and inspection standards and procedures. Ability to plan, schedule, and conduct on-site inspections of medical facilities to determine compliance with certification standards and recommend corrective action. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations and to maintain records. Ability to review and analyze survey reports and forms and monitor program accuracy within required timeframes. Ability to use Microsoft Office software and federal survey computer software. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in nursing, dietetics, medical records administration, environmental health, health service administration or a related field; plus two years of experience in healthcare compliance and investigation services.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Special Work Condition/Preferred Qualifications:

Occasional to frequent in-state travel is required
Prefer applicants with long term care experience. Prefer applicants with good computer skills. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Salary/Benefits:
This position provides a competitive starting salary from $45,010.00 - $65,265.00 depending on qualifications, and excellent benefits including group health and life insurance, state retirement plan, and a tax deferred compensation plan, holidays and annual leave time off.

To Apply: APPLY ONLINE AT ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php

and

ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php

Closing Date: 11/16/2018

“The Arkansas Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or political affiliation.”

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