Performs highly complex nursing work; conducting quality
assurance, monitoring, or surveys of Intermediate Care
Facilities/Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities or Related
Conditions (ICF/IID), and certification activities to ensure
compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements. Performs
quality assurance reviews of survey documents and provides feedback
to staff. Evaluates reported complaints/incidents. Conducts or
participates in ICF/IID surveys and investigations providing
expertise in the area of nursing and health care services. Responds
to inquiries from others.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance
with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Conducts certification surveys, licensure inspections, or
investigations in facilities to determine compliance with federal
and state regulations. Communicates on a complex level with others
(internally or externally) to provide, exchange, or verify
information, answer inquiries, address issues, or resolve problems
or complaints. Testifies at hearings or in court proceedings to
provide information regarding policies/procedures, history,
findings or activities. Completes inspection/survey reports listing
deficiencies and prepares written reports supporting the actions
and recommendations. Visits facilities to verify correction of
previously cited regulatory violations. Conducts exit conferences
with facility staff regarding findings.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing principles and acceptable professional
standards of patient care.
Knowledge of program regulations and procedures.
Knowledge of medical problems and medications generally
associated with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Skill in interpreting federal and state regulations regarding
facilities that care for individuals with intellectual
Skill in preparing written reports.
Ability to work with a team of professionals on an
Ability to recognize and evaluate problems of individuals with
intellectual disabilities in their home and work environments.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with
Ability to work independently.
Ability to assess or evaluate patient care, to prepare and
maintain detailed written reports using accepted principles of
documentation and to recognize patterns of medically necessary
Ability to interpret policies, procedures and regulations.
Ability to exercise professional judgment and reach sound
Skills in operating personal computer and software.
Ability to multi-task and track multiple activities with
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be registered as a Registered Nurse by the State of Texas
or a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure
Must successfully complete state and federal training and become
qualified to conduct surveys independently in the ICF/IID program
within the first 12 months of employment.
Initial Selection Criteria:
One (1) year QIDP casework experience in a Long-Term Care
ICF/IID facility or nursing experience in a Long-Term Care setting
working with persons with intellectual disabilities.
Experience with medical issues generally associated with
individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Experience applying nursing principles and acceptable
professional standards of patient care.
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.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection
criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this
position may include: 68C, 66N/P/W, 290X, 46FX, 46NX, 46SX. For
more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk
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hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a
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