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HEALTH FACILITIES SURVEYOR
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
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Date Posted: 07/11/2019
Posting Expires: 07/24/2019
Summary
The Health Facilities Surveyor is responsible for performing survey, certification, and licensure activities of health facilities and analytical work involving regulatory compliance. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Reviews previous survey data and prepares packets of forms to be completed in a survey following principles for documentation, and reviews documents for compliance with regulations. Schedules surveys and provides notification to providers, interviews facility staff and patients to determine compliance, observes facility practice for compliance, and conducts entrance and exit conferences. Reviews Medicare, licensure, and complaint survey packets for accuracy and completeness. Records all necessary information for complaints and reviews plans of corrections for acceptability, maintains logs of follow-up dates, and ensures the follow-ups (mail or onsite) are conducted within the designated time frames. Compiles monthly, quarterly, and annual reports and provides reports of compliance or non-compliance to providers and CMS Regional Office. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional to frequent in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations governing certification/licensure of medical facilities. Knowledge of survey and inspection standards and procedures. Ability to plan, schedule, and conduct on-site inspections of medical facilities to determine compliance with certification standards and recommend corrective action. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings andrecommendations and to maintain records. Ability to review and analyze survey reports and forms and monitor program accuracy within required timeframes. Ability to use Microsoft Office software and federal survey computer software. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in nursing, dietetics, medical records administration, environmental health, health service administration or a related field; plus two years of experience in healthcare compliance and investigation services.

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.
Preferred Qualifications
Applicants must have good computer skills. Long Term Care experience preferred but not required. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Applicants must be able to travel statewide on a daily basis.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance

Hiring Official
Melody Jones Blackwell

Special Work Condition
Health Facilities Surveyor surveys nursing homes statewide for compliance of federal and state regulations. There is extensive overnight travel of up to 4-6 nights per week, and occasional weekend and after hours work. Driving up to 5 hours a day. Lifting up to 25 pounds. Work in excess of 8 hours a day at least 2 times per week. Occasional out of state travel. Applicants must pass the Surveyor Minimum Quality Training test within the first year of employment.

Special Application Information
GENERAL INFORMATION:
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
**EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THIS JOB TITLE**
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22103453
Class Code: X067C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Statewide
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1667
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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