Investigator VI 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 Abilities:
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 the Regulatory Services Division preferred. Experience in writing detailed reports. Experience operating personal computers and software. Experience conducting investigations preferred.
Requisition: 401254 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.
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 http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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