Healthcare Surveyor - Northern Region

State of Wisconsin    Wisconsin
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Healthcare Surveyor - Northern Region Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00803

County(ies): Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Iron, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage Co., Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, Washburn, Wood Classification Title: / JAC: Job Working Title: NURSING CONSULTANT 1 19-00803 Healthcare Surveyor Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week) Salary: The starting pay for this position is between $60,611 and $71,073 per year depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. An 18-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 11/04. Special Qualifications: Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin. Contact: Roanne Quinn, Human Resources Specialist, 608-267-4945, Roanne.Quinn@dhs.wisconsin.gov Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented Area of Competition: Open Deadline to Apply: 3/22/2019 Assessment Information: 38341 - 052 NURSING CONSULTANT 1 Preview Assessment

The Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care is recruiting for a Healthcare Surveyor, also known as a Nursing Consultant 1, to help assure Wisconsin residents receive top quality care.

State of Wisconsin benefits include almost 4 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top-rated health plan, low-cost insurance options, and an exceptional retirement plan.

Please note: This position will be required to telework. The employee must be able to establish a secure home office or alternate work site away from the DQA Northern Regional Office (NRO) location. This position also requires up to 75% travel. Required travel will be throughout the counties in the Northern region of the state. For a map, please click here. Weekly overnight stays may be required.

These positions offer a flexible schedule with the option of four 10-hour work days.

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Position Summary:

This position functions as a member of the survey team conducting program monitoring activities and ensuring compliance with federal regulations and state codes, standards, and guidelines for licensure, program certification, and eligibility for participation in Medicare and Medicaid within nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities (long term care facilities). This position ensures compliance with standards and rules in the following areas: admissions; transfers and discharges; resident rights; staffing and census; quality of care assessment; quality of life assessment; resident care plans; social, psychological and rehabilitative services; medical services; and therapeutic activity programming. This position is also responsible for providing expertise to the survey team in the areas identified above and serve as a team coordinator as designated. The Nursing Consultant also investigates complaints and conducts follow-up and surveillance visits.

Special Notes:

Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

Successful completion of the Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) is required within the first 12 months of appointment.

This position requires the ability to drive a State vehicle or the ability to provide one's own transportation. In order to become authorized to drive a State vehicle, you must meet the requirements of the State of Wisconsin Fleet Policy which are:

  • Must have a valid driver's license;
  • Must have minimum of two year's licensed driving experience;
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Additionally, your driving record MUST NOT reflect any of the following conditions:

  • Three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents in the past two years;
  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) citation within the past 12 months;
  • Suspension or revocation of driver's license.
  • Qualifications:

    Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin. Selected candidate must be licensed in Wisconsin by the time of appointment.
  • The ability to travel to required sites.
  • Experience working in one of the following health care settings: nursing home care, hospice care, elderly home care, wound care, mental health, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, critical care, risk management, quality assurance, or public health.
  • Experience conducting resident assessments, care planning, or investigations.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite for data entry and document creation.
  • Experience working effectively as a member of a team.
  • Effective oral communication skills.
  • Eligible is defined as your license application is currently in progress with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services or you currently hold a license in another state and are eligible to obtain a license in the State of Wisconsin.

    A well-qualified applicant will have experience:

  • Working in more than one of the following health care settings: nursing home care, hospice care, elderly home care, wound care, mental health, intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, advocacy, critical care, risk management, quality assurance, or public health.
  • With investigative, legal, or regulatory enforcement related to healthcare.
  • Participating in or conducting an inspection or survey.
  • Working with nursing home residents or the elderly population.
  • The starting pay for this position is between $60,611 and $71,073 per year depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. An 18-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 11/04.


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