Full Job Description
The Nurse Quality Monitor conducts monitoring visits in Texas nursing facilities as identified by the Early Warning System (EWS). The Nurse Quality Monitor utilizes expertise in the area of nursing to assess conditions that could be detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of facility residents and assists providers in improving systems to ensure facilities are doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, for the right person to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Essential Job Functions:
Conducts various types of visits including quality monitoring visits, rapid response team visits and in-service visits as assigned.
Monitors and evaluates facility systems through observations, interviews and record reviews identifying facility strengths and opportunities for improvement.
Provides technical assistance, in-services and other trainings to facility staff, families and others.
Provides education on evidence-based best practices (EBBP).
Prepares complex visit reports and special narrative or statistical reports utilizing a computer.
Provides orientation and mentoring to peers and others as needed.
Works collaboratively with peers on assignments and special projects. Communicates on a complex level with others (internally or externally) to provide clinical information, answer inquiries, address issues and/or resolve problems.
Maintains current knowledge in assigned area by attending meetings, seminars or other trainings and by continually reviewing program policies, procedures and any changes.
Travels extensively each week with many overnight stays and attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
A minimum of two years of clinical RN experience with adults/geriatrics.
Knowledge of nursing facility, or other long-term care setting, rules, regulations, policies and/or operations.
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, using correct grammar and punctuation.
Ability to teach and provide oral presentations.
Ability to work independently, exercise professional judgment and make sound decisions.
Skill in the use of computers using a Windows-based operating system and Microsoft Office Suite.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to operate and drive a vehicle.
Ability to perform other essential job functions such as sitting, standing, crawling, kneeling, bending and lifting up to 25 lbs.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
This position requires a current Texas Registered Nurse license or by a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact (in good standing) and a current Texas driver’s license. The applicant must enter their current RN license number and expiration date on the application.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Current Texas Registered Nurse license (in good standing).
Current Texas driver’s license.
Minimum of two years clinical RN experience with adults/geriatrics.
Willing to travel 80% of the time
This is a mobile worker position requiring 80% region-wide and statewide travel including hours other than 8-5 and days other than Monday-Friday. Applicants must have reliable transportation.
All applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 Form.
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.