Performs highly advanced (senior-level) investigative work for
health facility regulatory program. May work independently or be
assigned as member of specialized, interdisciplinary team to
respond to statewide regulatory investigative work. Work involves
the triage, planning, organizing, scheduling and conducting of
investigations at health care facilities throughout the state of
Texas. May plan, assign, or review the work of others. Works under
minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgment. Participates as a team member
or team coordinator conducting investigations in long term care
facilities to determine compliance with state and federal laws,
regulations, and rules. Completes investigations reports listing
deficiencies/violations which support the actions and remedies
recommended. Essential Job Functions:
Conducts certification surveys, licensure inspections, or
investigations in facilities to determine compliance with federal
and state regulations. Communicates on a complex level with others
(internally or externally) to provide, exchange, or verify
information, answer inquiries, address issues, or resolve problems
or complaints. Testifies at hearings or in court proceedings to
provide information regarding policy/procedures, history, findings,
or activities. Completes inspection/survey reports listing
deficiencies and prepares written reports supporting the actions
and remedies recommended. Visits facilities to verify correction of
previously cited regulatory deficiencies/violations. Conducts exit
conferences with facility staff regarding findings and may assist
in developing a plan to correct deficiencies. Performs quality
assurance reviews of documents prepared by others for example;
publications, assessments, and reports. Knowledge Skills
Knowledge of nursing principles and acceptable professional
standards of patient care. Ability to interpret policies,
procedures, and regulations. Ability to multi-task and track
multiple activities with competing priorities. Ability to work
independently. Ability to exercise professional judgment and reach
sound decisions. Ability to integrate complex concepts, difficult
procedures, or complicated processes. Ability to operate personal
computers and software. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must successfully obtain Surveyor Minimum Qualification (SMQT)
within the first year of employment.
Current License or registration as a Registered Nurse, Social
Worker, or Registered Dietician preferred.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in writing detailed reports.
Experience operating personal computers and software.
Experience in the Regulatory Services Division preferred.
Experience conducting investigations preferred.
Flexibility in work hours required for this position. Job
requires 85% travel. Requires some overnight travel and some
weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Ability to use the
computer for writing reports. All applicants selected for hire must
pass a fingerprint criminal background check. MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 31B, 31D, EOD, 401, 5819, 7S0X1. For more
information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at
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