Performs highly advanced (senior-level) investigative work for health facility
regulatory program. May work independently or be assigned as member of
specialized, interdisciplinary team to respond to statewide regulatory
investigative work. Work involves the triage, planning, organizing, scheduling
and conducting of investigations at health care facilities throughout the
state of Texas. May plan, assign, or review the work of others. Works under
minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and
independent judgment. Participates as a team member or team coordinator
conducting investigations in long term care facilities to determine compliance
with state and federal laws, regulations, and rules. Completes investigations
reports listing deficiencies/violations which support the actions and remedies
Essential Job Functions:
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 policy/procedures, history, findings, or
activities. Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies and
prepares written reports supporting the actions and remedies recommended.
Visits facilities to verify correction of previously cited regulatory
deficiencies/violations. Conducts exit conferences with facility staff
regarding findings and may assist in developing a plan to correct
deficiencies. Performs quality assurance reviews of documents prepared by
others for example; publications, assessments, and reports.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing principles and acceptable professional standards of
patient care. Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
Ability to multi-task and track multiple activities with competing priorities.
Ability to work independently. Ability to exercise professional judgment and
reach sound decisions. Ability to integrate complex concepts, difficult
procedures, or complicated processes. Ability to operate personal computers
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must successfully obtain Surveyor Minimum Qualification (SMQT) within the
first year of employment.
Current License or registration as a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, or
Registered Dietician preferred.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in writing detailed reports.
Experience operating personal computers and software.
Experience in the Regulatory Services Division preferred.
Experience conducting investigations preferred.
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
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and
registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 31B,
31D, EOD, 401, 5819, 7S0X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s
Military Crosswalk at
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