State of Wyoming HSHP09-07975-Health Surveyor-Cheyenne in Cheyenne, Wyoming
$23.82 - $29.77 Hourly
048-Aging Division - Healthcare Licensing & Surveys
Description and Functions
Open Until Filled
Enjoy a small town atmosphere only 100 miles from Denver, 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 a Health Facility Surveyor within the Health Care Surveillance Branch, State Office of Healthcare Licensing and Surveys, Wyoming Department of Health, conducting surveys and investigating complaints statewide in accordance with Wyoming State Statutes and in 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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
Performs standard and abbreviated surveys such as initial licensure and certification surveys, recertification surveys, complaint investigations, and follow-up surveys.
Ensures the survey process is implemented correctly and efficiently.
Interprets regulations and guidance from the State Operating Manual and other federal/state guidelines.
Performs complaint and incident intakes, and assesses and documents regulatory problems.
Determines regulatory category for complaint allegations.
Reports findings to Team Coordinator or, when working independently, to Manager of the Health Care Surveillance Branch.
Evaluates plans of correction and communicates 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 survey process.
Extensive statewide travel to and from survey sites.
Preference may be given to those with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in nursing. A registered nurse with experience working in a nursing home is preferred.
**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 successful completion of the CMS Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) within the first year of employment.
Knowledge of clinical and quality of life aspects of professional background.
Knowledge of Federal and State requirements for certifying and licensing health care facilities.
Bachelor's Degree (typically in Healthcare)
0-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in Healthcare) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Health Program Specialist
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-6 years of progressive work experience (typically in Healthcare) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Health Program Specialist
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Necessary Special Requirements
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Extensive statewide travel to and from survey sites.
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
048-Wyoming Department of Health - Aging Division - Healthcare Licensing & Surveys
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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.
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