The Joint Commission

Nurse Surveyor - Assisted Living

Job Locations US-IL-Oakbrook Terrace
Job ID
2020-4316
# of Openings
1

Overview

The Assisted Living RN - - Field Representative, surveys Assisted Living Communities  throughout the United States. Applies systems analysis skills and inductive reasoning skills to determine health care organizations' degree of compliance with applicable standards and functionality of care delivery systems. Engages health care organization personnel in interactive dialogues on standards based issues in health care in order to assess compliance and to identify opportunities for improving compliance. Prepares management reports that clearly link individual standards deficiencies with potential systems vulnerabilities and related organization risk points. Effectively communicates this information to health care organization leadership in a constructive and collegial style. Participates in other Joint Commission activities as assigned by supervisor.

 

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must be a graduate of approved school of nursing and hold a Master’s degree in appropriate discipline. Current professional license in discipline required at time of hire and must be maintained throughout the duration of employment.  Residential Care Assisted Living license preferred. Candidates must have five years of experience working in various components of a long term care and/or assisted living organization, including three years direct clinical experience, and two years senior management experience.   Qualified candidates must have knowledge of state survey/inspections.  Ideal candidates will have experience in a culturally diverse work environment; fluency in Spanish is a plus.  The team players we select to take on these highly visible, challenging roles will have strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills, expertise in interviewing, and PC proficiency.  

Candidates interested in part time positions must be available to work two or three weeks per month, and must provide three or four weeks of availability for the purpose of scheduling. Full time opportunity is available and must be able to work four weeks out of the month.  All positions require 100% nationwide travel. 

Physical Abilities:

  1. Must be able to observe, in real time and without slowing or otherwise interrupting the progress of, all applicable types of ongoing health care treatment (e.g., including emergency treatment, treatment during weather and other extreme situations, etc.).
  2. Standing for long periods of time, walking lengthy distances, lifting, climbing, stooping, pulling, and pushing in order to adequately inspect and observe all medical facilities, equipment and procedures, such as emergency exit procedures, remote storage facilities, any areas where cleanliness may affect the possibility of infection, medical equipment, etc., including the following activities:
  • walking up and down stairways (e.g., to test escape routes, assess safety of emergency exits, regulatory compliance, etc.);
  • removing obstructed covers or impediments to equipment or other mechanical areas;
  • examining small and often dirty printed labels and print on equipment;
  • Must be able to engage in extensive travel as set forth above, including driving a car to remote locations, flying on small airplanes and into small airports, traveling in all types of weather conditions, etc.

We are currently hiring for our next orientation class to take place on January 14, 2021.

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