Program Compliance Nurse- Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating quality assurance/quality enhancement initiatives related to nursing care and in alignment with the DADS Settlement Agreement Plan of Improvement and ICF-MR Regulations. The position will gather data through various health monitoring tools which will identify clinical issues. The position will also provide regular thorough analysis with recommendations for improvement to the Medical Director. In addition, this position will provide education and guidance to medical staff and others as it relates to identified deficiencies. The position will, as assigned, serve on or facilitate workgroups and committees related to quality enhancement of Medical Services. Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills in addition to computer skills are essential along with the ability to work collaboratively with other medical staff and executive leadership. This position reports directly to the Medical Director.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. 1. Utilizing the Texas Health Monitoring Instruments and other monitoring tools, data is gathered, entered, maintained and analyzed in order to provide an accurate clinical picture of services provided to individuals at Austin State Supported Living Center.
2. Coordinating and developing plans of correction and oversees the Medical Department response to deficiency reports and plans of improvement through a variety of activities including but not limited to corrective action plans, trending activities, competencies responsive to deficiencies or through a proactive approach
2. Upon analysis of data, provides recommendations for improvement and has the ability to communicate, teach, follow-up, monitor progress, assist in implementation and follow-up of quality improvement initiatives.
3. Ability to communicate well and provide education to Austin State Supported Living Center employees at all levels of the organization, individuals who reside at the facility, and external monitoring groups.
4. Actively participates in and/or facilitates workgroups and committees as assigned.
5. Practices professional prudent nursing in compliance with the Nurse Practice Act and agency/facility policies and procedures.
Other duties as assigned include, but are not limited to, actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment patterns; of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; of program regulations and procedures; and of utilization review and control measures. Ability to provide patient care; to prepare and maintain records and databases; to explain public health law; to organize, coordinate, and evaluate nursing activities and delivery of public health services; to interpret policies and procedures; to interpret health care regulations; to recognize patterns of medical necessity treatment. Ability to perform CPR and PMAB. Ability to appropriately interact with individuals with developmental disabilities and staff members. Knowledge of nursing care standards and best practices. Ability to interpret regulations and communicate them effectively both orally and in writing. Knowledge of state and federal laws and ICF-MR rules, regulations, policy and procedures related to State Supported Living Center campuses preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent knowledge and application of computer/software. Ability to work independently and productively with all levels of staff. Ability to make decisions and recommendations to facility leaders.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Graduation from a college or university accredited by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners with a bachelor's or a master's degree in nursing and licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas OR a state that recognizes reciprocity through the Nurse Licensure Compact plus three (3) years of experience as a practicing registered nurse in a recognized health agency, hospital, or health-care facility.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Licensed by Texas Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Previous Experience Working With Persons Who Have Developmental Disabilities. Documentation of Nursing Supervisory/Administrative/Teaching Experience. Knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; of health care laws and regulations; of medical diagnoses and procedures; of accepted medical treatment patterns; of community health and nursing care principles, practices, and procedures; of program regulations and procedures; and of utilization review and control measures. Three or more years of nursing experience.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.