Surveyor - Behavioral Health Care RN
The Joint Commission - United States

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Conducts site surveys of behavioral health care organizations (psychiatric hospitals and non-hospital behavioral health settings) throughout the United States. Applies systems analysis skills and inductive reasoning skills to determine behavioral health care organizations' degree of compliance with applicable standards and functionality of care delivery systems. Engages behavioral health care organization staff in interactive dialogues on standards based issues in health care in order to assess compliance and to identify opportunities for improving compliance, quality and safety. 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.
Registered Nurse: graduate of approved school of nursing and master's degree in appropriate discipline with experience in behavioral and psychiatric nursing. Current professional license in discipline required at time or hire and must be maintained. Five years of experience working in various acute care psychiatric settings and free standing (non-hospital) behavioral health care organizations, including three years direct clinical experience in at least two different free standing Behavioral Health Care settings: Residential Treatment, Supportive Living/Transitional Living, Addictive Disorders, Methadone Treatment, Case Management, Intensive Outpatient/Partial Programs, Crisis Stabilization, Therapeutic Schools, Forensic/Corrections/Sex Offenders, Foster Care and traditional outpatient services, and two years management experience. Only candidates with knowledge of The Joint Commission accreditation process, both for psychiatric hospital and free-standing behavioral health programs will be considered. Critical thinking, interpersonal, problem solving, interviewing, teamwork, organizational, and written and verbal skills required. Ability to use a computer. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Must be able to lift 25 lbs., climb stairs and ladders, work in settings with infectious diseases, and nationwide travel 100% of work time. Part time positions require 2 weeks per month of availability and intermittent requires 1 consecutive week per month of availability. Training is scheduled to begin



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