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HEALTH FACILITIES SURVEYOR

The Health Facilities Surveyor is responsible for performing survey, certification, and licensure activities of health facilities and analytical work involving regulatory compliance. This position

Class Code:

X067C

Job Grade:

GS08

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

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:

Licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in accordance with Acts 432 of 1971, 613 of 1979, and 19 of 1981; plus two years of experience in nursing services, including one year in case management activities. OR 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 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.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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