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HSHP09-2021-00367-Health Surveyor-Casper

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: Casper
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Description and Functions Open Until Filled GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a small-town atmosphere, with no state income tax and an average of 300 days of sunshine each year with nearby access to skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities. You will serve as Health Facility Surveyor with the Health Care Surveillance Branch, Healthcare Licensing and Surveys, Wyoming Department of Health, conducting surveys and investigating complaints statewide according to Wyoming State Statutes agreement with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). What Health Facility Surveyors like about the job: * Working with a diverse group of healthcare professionals and learning from each other. * Having the opportunity for continual learning with formal training courses such as "Investigative Techniques," "Interviewing," and "Decision Making." * Feeling like "I make a difference for residents after I leave the facility." * Enjoying the opportunity to work both independently and as a member of a survey team. * Exploring the beautiful State of Wyoming in a way few people get to experience. * Getting to talk with patients and residents and influencing positive changes for them. * Visiting the various types of healthcare facilities around the State. Human Resource Contact: 307-777-6057 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level. * Performs standard and abbreviated surveys such as initial licensure and certification surveys, recertification surveys, complaint investigations, and follow-up surveys. * Ensure the survey process is implemented correctly and efficiently. * Interprets regulations and guidance from the State Operations Manual and other federal/state guidelines. * Performs complaint intakes and assesses and documents regulatory problems. * Determines regulatory category for complaint allegations. * Reports findings to Team Coordinator or, when working independently, to Supervisor. * Evaluates plans of correction and communicate approval or concerns to facility leadership. * Provides oral or written technical assistance to a variety of healthcare provider types. * Participates in in-service education, as well as other educational opportunities related to the survey process. * Extensive statewide travel to and from survey sites. Qualifications PREFERENCES/AGENCY REQUIREMENTS: Preference may be given to those with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in nursing. Preference may be given to candidates who are registered nurses with experience working in a nursing home, hospital, home health agency, hospice, ambulatory surgical center, or dialysis facility. Agency requires the successful applicant to be duly registered and/or licensed in respective healthcare profession by the State of Wyoming and/or affiliated with a national organization applicable to the profession if State licensure is not applicable. Agency requires successfully completing the CMS Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) within the first year of employment. KNOWLEDGE: * Knowledge of nursing practice standards, medications, medical conditions (acute and chronic), medical procedures, mental health needs, quality of life, and the Wyoming Nurse Practice Act. * Knowledge of Federal and State requirements for certifying and licensing health care facilities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's Degree (typically in Healthcare) Experience: 0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically inHealthcare) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Health Program Specialist OR Education & ExperienceSubstitution: 4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Healthcare) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Health Program Specialist Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None Necessary Special Requirements PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: * Extensive statewide travel to and from survey sites. * This position will be required to work from a home office in one of the following cities: Casper, Mills, Evansville, or Bar Nunn. NOTES: * FLSA: Non-exempt. * Extensive statewide travel to and from survey sites. Supplemental Information 048-Wyoming Department of Health - Aging Division - Healthcare Licensing & Surveys Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure. URL: The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities. The Wyoming Department of Health is an E-Verify employer. Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

Keywords: State of Wyoming, Casper , HSHP09-2021-00367-Health Surveyor-Casper, Other , Casper, Wyoming

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