The Joint Commission

Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) Field Surveyor

Job Locations US-Nationwide
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Field Representative (Surveyor/Consultant)



Under general supervision of Director, Field Representative Management and Development, reviews assigned functions in disease-specific care (“DSC”) programs throughout the United States and in some foreign countries.  Provides general evaluation services, education, and consultation consistent with applicable Joint Commission standards, policies, and protocols.  Determines the degree of compliance with applicable standards.


  1. Conducts a thorough evaluation of assigned services and programs that meet DSC certification eligibility criteria. Plans, reviews and apportions review time so that all review requirements are addressed thoroughly per program.  Reviews and evaluates pre-review information; researches, collects, organizes, and interprets a large volume of information from multiple sources.  Interviews staff and patients to determine level of compliance with standards.  Analyzes documents, such as performance data, use of clinical practice guidelines, to assess the level of compliance with The Joint Commission standards, evidence of performance improvement, and quality of care.
  2. Using established review protocols:
  3. Analyzes written self-descriptive program information.
  4. Participates in and/or conducts all required conferences and interviews; analyzes all data submitted by the organization.
  5. Documents all recommendations, providing adequate indication on non-compliance. Submits review findings in a complete, accurate, and timely manner to the Central Office.
  6. Interprets and explains the intent of the standards to the organization’s personnel. Consults with staff during review re: non-compliance, opportunities for improvement, and remedial action required.  Recommends publications and other resources that clarify standards and/or demonstrates compliance with standards.


  • Master’s degree minimum, current RN licensure and/or certification as appropriate for professional discipline.  All stated college degrees must be from accredited institutions of higher learning
  • DSC Reviewers in Ventricular Assist Device must be a healthcare professional (RN) having at least three years of experience with programmatic experience in ventricular assist devices (VADs) as a destination therapy.
  • All positions require 100% nationwide (some international) travel. Please review the following employment statuses.
  • Experience with Joint Commission VAD certification a plus.

We are seeking a candidate for an intermittent status ( 3 consecutive days per month) .14 FTE


                 Note:  Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 as a condition for employment.



***We are currently hiring for our next orientation class scheduled for October 24, 2022

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position.  The description is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and abilities, and working conditions associated with this position.  All requirements are subject to possible modification due to business needs and/or reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.


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