The Joint Commission

Surveyor - Hospital MD (Psych)

Job Locations US-IL-Oakbrook Terrace
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Field Representative (Surveyor/Consultant)



Nationwide SearchSelected candidate can be located anywhere in the United States.


The Hospital MD – Psychiatrist Field Representative surveys health care organizations 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 staff in interactive dialogues on standards-based issues in health care 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.


Qualified candidates must be a board-certified psychiatrist. Current professional medical license in discipline and board certification required at time of hire and must be maintained throughout the duration of employment. Candidates must have five years of experience working in various components of a hospital and health care system, including three years direct clinical experience and two years management experience is essential.   Candidates must have knowledge of the Joint Commission accreditation process.  Qualified candidates must have knowledge of Joint Commission standards with direct involvement in two Joint Commission surveys. Candidates must have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal, interviewing, teamwork, communication, and organizational skills.

  • Candidates interested in part time positions must be available to work (1) one week .23 FTE, (2) two weeks .48 FTE or (3)three weeks .7 FTE per month.
  • For .22 FTE, you will be required to submit one calendar week of availability per month.  
  • Full time 1.0 FTE is available also.
  • All positions require 100% nationwide travel. 

Physical Abilities:

  • 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.).
  • Standing for long periods of time, walking lengthy distances, lifting, climbing, stooping, pulling, and pushing 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 orientation class in September 2024***


Note:  Successful applicants for domestic positions that require travel to a customer site must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.





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