- Health Facilities Nursing Consultant
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is professional and consultative nursing work in surveying health facilities and other health care providers to determine compliance with the state and federal laws, regulations and certification requirements.
Conducts on-site surveys of hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), end-stage renal disease facilities (ESRDs), abortion centers, rural health clinics, individually certified hospital-based programs, home health agencies, hospices, and related health facilities, with primary emphasis on the administration, organization, delivery and evaluation of all clinical care delivered to patients, either individually or as a member of a survey team, to determine compliance with state and federal licensing/certification standards, regulations and laws.
Provides nursing consultation and technical assistance to health facility administrators and other personnel on ways to improve patient care, increase operating efficiency, and assists in meeting standards.
Surveys and provides consultation to administrators and other facility/provider personnel in the areas of medical staff, administration, nursing services, medical records, pharmacy, rehabilitation services, respiratory services, emergency services, surgery, anesthesia services, infection control, safety, staff development, quality assurance, dietary, laboratory and radiology services, social services, and discharge planning, as assigned in the various programs surveyed.
Makes visits to the homes of home health and hospice care recipients to observe care provided and/or assess the recipient's satisfaction with the services, as well as the provider's compliance with regulatory requirements.
Participates in developing and improving licensing regulations for health facilities and/or health care providers.
Prepares reports, individually and in cooperation with other consultants, on programs surveyed as a team in regard to compliance with state licensing and federal certification requirements; and requests in writing corrective action for deficiencies and makes on-site follow-up visits to determine that corrections have been made.
Analyzes data on nosocomial infections to identify trends and assist in resolving problems in ASCs and ESRDs, and provides clinical review with regard to infection control in all facilities and programs surveyed.
Provides consultation in the planning of in-service training programs for professional and non-professional personnel in facilities and other health care provider programs; reviews and provides available instructional materials in regard to new techniques, products and improved methods of work.
Assists the facility's/provider's administrative staff in analyzing needs and formulating guides and procedures to assure adequate, safe, efficient and economical patient care and services.
Participates in meetings and conferences relating to patient care and the operation of health facilities or provider programs; assists in meetings with survey consultants, facility/provider representatives and other interested groups.
Presents evidence or participates in hearings regarding health facilities/providers which do not meet standards, as required.
Conducts complaint investigations of patient care and other inappropriate practices of health facilities/providers, and prepares reports on findings.
Participates in the orientation of new Bureau employees and continuing education programs.
Travels, as required, to health facilities/providers to conduct surveys and to provide technical assistance.
Attends and participates in staff meetings.
Exercises significant independence and initiative in the performance of responsibilities; receives general administrative direction.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Nursing; and,
Five or more years of professional nursing experience, including two or more years in a professional supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity.
(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)
(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Public Health or Health Care Administration may substitute for one year of the required general experience. A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute for two years of the required general experience.)
Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri at the time of appointment.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, materials and practices of professional nursing.
Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to interpret federal and state laws, regulations and codes applicable to the licensure and certification of health facilities and/or health care providers.
Comprehensive knowledge of the functions, services, needs and operating procedures of health facilities and/or health care providers.
Intermediate knowledge of the theory, nature and objectives of the licensure and certification program.
Ability to evaluate and determine the proper functioning of health facilities and/or health care providers.
Ability to compile, present and interpret reports and related data concerning health facility/provider operations.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to plan and organize work effectively and independently.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other employees and allied health agencies and with staff of health facilities/providers under the licensing and certification program.
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