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HEALTH FACILITY REVIEWER

The Health Facility Reviewer is responsible for conducting surveys of nursing home facilities to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. This position is

Class Code:

X124C

Job Grade:

GS05

Special Job Requirements:

Constant in-state travel is required. Twenty-four (24) hour on-call duty is required.

Typical Functions:

Conducts entrance interview with facility administrator or representative providing explanation for survey and conducts exit interview to discuss problems and deficiencies and to provide a copy of the survey report. Tours interior and exterior physical environment of nursing home facilities for required equipment and supplies, maintenance, water temperature, and sanitation. Reviews administrative records of the facility, including policies and procedures, staffing requirements, in-service programs, medical records, and resident trust fund accounts, in order to ensure compliance with regulations. Reviews and observes the social and activity care plans for facility residents to ensure required information regarding resident goals and progress are documented. Selects a sample group of residents for in-depth review of physical environment, resident records, and social/activity assessment. Interviews residents, family members, and facility personnel to obtain and document information regarding resident care and/or to respond to complaints. Conducts survey of dietary department at facilities to include physical inspection for cleanliness, water temperatures, on-hand food, and adherence to physician diet orders. Observes staff and residents during mealtime. Conducts Life Safety Code surveys to ensure emergency plans are sufficient such as fire alarms, smoke sensors, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, and review of disaster plans and emergency drill logs. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing health facility administration and operations. Knowledge of health care delivery systems. Knowledge of health and safety practices and procedures in maintenance and patient care. Knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to monitor and evaluate policies, procedures, and service provisions. Ability to review and inspect sites, equipment, and financial records. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in health education, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience conducting compliance inspections or a related field. 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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