The Joint Commission

Surveyor - Hospital MD

Job Locations US-IL-Oakbrook Terrace
Job ID
# of Openings
Field Representative (Surveyor/Consultant)



Nationwide Search

Physician Surveyor can be located anywhere in the United States.

Candidates interested in part time positions must be available to work two weeks per month (.48 FTE) or three weeks per month (.70 FTE), or 4 weeks per month (1.0 FTE).  All positions require 100% nationwide travel. 


Full-time and Part-time status will be eligible for full benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, and Retirement


The Surveyor Hospital MD 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 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.).

Current professional 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 leadership/management experience is essential.  

Candidates must have knowledge of the Joint Commission accreditation process.

Candidates must have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills and be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal, interviewing, teamwork, communication and organizational skills. 

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 next orientation classes 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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