Soc Svcs Surveyor (Hlth Fac):
Participates as a team member or team coordinator utilizing
expertise in the area of nursing in inspections, certifications,
surveys, and investigations in long-term care facilities (Nursing
Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities,
and Day Habilitation and Health Services) to determine compliance
with state and federal laws, regulations, and rules. Completes
inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies/violations and
prepares written reports supporting the action and remedies
recommended. Utilizes professional expertise and specializes in the
following discipline: Social Services. Essential Job Functions:
Communicates on a complex level with others (internally or
externally) to provide, exchange, or verify information, answer
inquiries, address issues, and 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. Visit facilities to verify that
previously cited regulatory violations have been corrected.
Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding findings
and may assist in developing a plan to correct deficiencies.
Conducts certification surveys, licensure inspections, or
investigations in facilities to determine compliance with federal
and state regulations. Performs quality assurance reviews of
documents prepared by others for example; publications,
assessments, and reports. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of social work principles and acceptable professional
standards of patient care. Ability to interpret policies,
procedures, and regulations. Ability to work independently. Ability
to exercise professional judgment and reach sound decisions.
Ability to integrate complex concepts difficult procedures, or
Ability to multi-task and track multiple activities with
competing priorities. Experience performing social work in quality
assurance monitoring, certification, survey, and/or investigation
of health facilities.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Licensed to practice as a Social Worker by the Texas State Board
of Social Work Examiners. Must successfully obtain Surveyor Minimum
Qualification (SMQT) within the first year of employment. Initial
Experience in Long-Term Care Regulatory preferred.
Experience working as a Social Worker in an acute or long-term
health care setting preferred.
Experience in assessment and documentation of social service
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. All applicants selected for hire must
pass a fingerprint criminal background check. MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 68X, 67D, 73A, HM, 230X, 0149, 42SX. For more
information, see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at
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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
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accommodation to participate in the interview process, please
notify the person scheduling the interview.