Life Safety Code Surveyor-Long Term Care Facilities
Ascellon Corporation - Baltimore, MD

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Ascellon Corporation, provider of management solutions and program management to Federal, state and local governments,as well as Fortune 500 corporations. Ascellon is a dynamic fast-growing company that is recognized for excellence within our industry. We take pride in our superior service to customers and highly dedicated staff of professionals. We have an immediate need for LIFE SAFETY CODE SURVEYORS.Under general supervision, the Life Safety Code Surveyor will conduct Federal Comparative surveys in long-term care facilities to assess the State agency performance in the interpretation, application and enforcement of federal requirements and conduct follow-up/revisits, complaints or special investigations or monitoring reviews and be available to conduct a crisis review affecting residents of long term care facilities. Responsibilities of Life Safety Code SurveyorThe responsibility of the Life Safety Code Surveyor is to act as the focal point for consistent application of methods, data collection and reporting to Project Manager during the onsite survey. Specific Duties include: Visiting long term care facilities around the country to perform the surveys and report findings to our Landover, Maryland location. Being involved in activities such as investigation of complaints and incidents concerning facilities or individuals; routine surveillance activities. Lead, mentor, and supervise Federal Monitoring Surveyors as well as participate directly in surveys, investigations and regulatory activities of a complex or sensitive nature. Expected to prepare clear and concise reports and be prepared to testify regarding survey findings. Performs assigned duties in a manner that is open to inquiry and exchange, and be responsive to verbal and nonverbal communication cues. Performs other duties as assigned by the Project Manager including, but not limited to: a) Participating in special projects.b) Assist in developing, writing, and testing the survey process and providing recommendations for improvement.c) Serving as preceptor for new surveyors.d) Participating in peer reviews. Utilizes critical thinking skills to research, collect, organize, interpret, and communicate a large volume of information from multiple sources (i.e. documentation and interview) to assess the health care provider and regulatory agencys ability to comply with State and Federal statutes and regulations. Performs all activities in a manner that is sensitive to, and respectful of all internal and external customers. Fosters behavior which is consistent with team work, quality performance, respect for the individual, dependability, empowerment and responsiveness. Projects professionalism in appearance and demeanor. Effectively utilizes technology (computers, internet, email, faxes, copiers, etc.) in performing assigned duties.
Requirements for Life Safety Code SurveyorsPhysical Requirements: 1. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.2. Must be able to travel up to 50% percent of work time.3. Must be able to work in settings with infectious diseases.QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree in engineering, fire protection, architecture, or closely related field. At least three years experience working in the field of fire safety inspections of health care facilities. Have experience in accrediting or certifying facilities that serve residents of long term care. Demonstrated history of, and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities, to conduct Federal surveys, complaints investigations and respond to crisis situations in accordance with Federal laws, regulations, guidelines, the State Operations Manual (SOM) and protocols established by the Federal government for the conduct of such operations. Demonstrated history of independent decision-making skills to direct and effectively manage the survey process, ability to set priorities independently and collectively, ability to openly discuss conflicts/controversy, and ability to seek assistance when appropriate to make decisions and resolve conflicts. Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a team. Must successfully complete CMSs Basic Life Safety Code Training. Possess licenses and registrations as required by the governed professional conduct board. Possess evidence of current education regarding the standards of practice in the field of fire protection and current standards of practice in life safety. U.S. Citizenship is required for this position. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.