Full Job Description
Soc Svcs Surveyor (Hlth Fac)Participates as a team member or team coordinator utilizing expertise in the area of nursing in inspections, certifications, surveys, and investigations in Long Term Care facilities (Nursing Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, and Day Habilitation and Health Services) to determine compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and rules. Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies/violations and prepares written reports supporting the action and remedies recommended. Utilizes professional expertise and specializes in the following discipline: Social Services.
Essential Job Functions:
Communicates on a complex level with other (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 violations. Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding findings and may assist in developing a plan to correct deficiencies. Conducts certification surveys, licensure inspections, or investigations in facilities to determine compliance with federal and state regulations. Performs quality assurance reviews of documents prepared by others for example, publications, assessments, reports).
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of social work principles and acceptable professional standards of patient care.
Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
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 multi-task and track multiple activities with competing priorities.
Experience performing social work in quality assurance monitoring, certification, survey, and/or investigation of health facilities.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a Social Worker by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners. Must successfully obtain Surveyor Minimum Qualification (SMQT) within the first year of employment.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in a Long-Term Care Regulatory preferred
Experience working as a Social Worker in an acute or long-term health care setting.
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 must pass a fingerprint criminal background check.
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 68X, 67D, 73A, HM, 230X, 0149, 42SX. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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