- Facility Advisory Nurse III
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is senior-level professional and supervisory nursing work for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services inspecting and investigating long-term care facilities, including facilities for persons with mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities, to determine compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and certification and licensure requirements.
Plans, coordinates, supervises, or manages on-site inspections, complaint investigations, quality assurance reviews, and surveys to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, and agency policies.
Performs specialized nursing or managerial inspection and/or investigative work.
Assigns and/or supervises the work of others or serves as an assistant to a program manager.
Communicates frequently with state agency staff and others.
Provides information to state agency staff, providers, and the public in the areas of regulations, policies, adult day care, employee disqualification list, nurse assistant registry, and complaints.
Shares delegated responsibility, with the Facility Surveyor III, for the long-term care survey program including follow-up visits.
Reviews corrective action plans; makes recommendations for state and/or federal penalty assessments and/or federal remedies in situations where state licensing and/or federal regulations are not met within specified time limits.
Reviews facility and/or provider informal disputes of issued violations; participates in exit conferences on findings.
Assists in planning and implementing federal surveys and state licensure inspections on a statewide basis.
Assigns and coordinates special studies and participates in evaluating programs, nursing care, and procedures for the purpose of improving operational efficiency.
Implements and oversees quality control systems to ensure program standardization and consistency among long-term care facilities and service providers.
Assists in developing and implementing improvements in training programs and corresponding operating procedures.
Performs quality assurance evaluations of work performed by other supervisors and staff.
Provides technical assistance and consultation to facility staff in areas such as nursing care; dietetic services and nutrition; physical, occupational, speech, recreational, or music therapy; geriatrics; social services; intellectual disabilities and/or mental illness.
Reviews medical charts of selected residents of a facility to examine medical orders, doctors’ and nurses’ notes, laboratory work, drug prescriptions, physical examinations, diagnoses, treatment plans, and other similar information in order to note any deficiencies or inconsistencies in standards and practices.
Assists in recruiting and training survey staff.
Provides technical supervision to multidisciplinary team members, including informing staff of changes in procedures and/or laws affecting their duties and responsibilities, and assists with decisions related to the priorities and methods for securing evidence.
Explains licensure or certification requirements and discusses the programs with providers; consults on methods to improve the quality of services and the ability of providers to meet requirements and/or standards.
Presents evidence or participates in hearings and other administrative proceedings, including but not limited to those related to individuals recommended for placement on the employee disqualification list, and facilities not meeting standards for licensure and/or certification.
Travels, which may include overnight stays, to facilities to conduct surveys, inspections, complaint investigations, and provide technical assistance.
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.)
One or more years of experience as a Facility Advisory Nurse II with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing; and,
Four or more years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).
(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in Nursing may substitute for one year of the required experience.)
An Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing or a Diploma in Nursing from an accredited program; and,
Six or more years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).
Successful completion of the Federal Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test within two years of the date of appointment for all positions, except those that exclusively survey intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Possession of a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Missouri or in accordance with Missouri’s Nurse Licensure Compact 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 professional nursing principles and practices.
Comprehensive knowledge of gerontology, mental health, and intellectual disabilities treatment and care.
Comprehensive knowledge of pharmacology, therapeutic diets and nutrition, and infection control as related to quality of resident care.
Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and codes applicable to the licensure and certification of facilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of various federal, state, and facility guidelines, and regulations concerning care for the aged and disabled including mental disabilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of the functions, services, needs, and operating procedures of long-term care facilities.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of supervision, mentoring, training, and evaluation of employees.
Intermediate knowledge of social and emotional effects of various mental and physical disabilities and the provisions of active treatment for the mentally disabled.
Intermediate knowledge of the theory, nature, and objectives of facility licensure and certification programs.
Ability to investigate facilities and analyze findings.
Ability to interpret federal and state laws, regulations, and codes applicable to the licensure and certification of facilities.
Ability to communicate effectively, prepare reports, and document findings.
Ability to supervise, mentor, coach, and train other professionals and function effectively as a multidisciplinary team member.
Ability to travel as required.
Ability to compile, present, and interpret reports and related data concerning facility operations.
Ability to efficiently use computer programs and applications.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with local, state, and federal agencies, other employees, and staff of facilities under licensing and certification programs.
Ability to use instruments and tools, including personal computers, to perform surveys, inspections, and/or investigations.
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