Must possess and maintain a current Registered Nurse license in Minnesota.
To be considered, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
1) Two years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care setting with primary responsibility for assessing nursing and health needs and experience documenting and writing reports; OR
2) Three years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse in a health care setting.
A Master's degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Care Administration, Psychology, Social Work, Medical Field or closely related area may be substituted for one year of experience; a Bachelor's degree in one of the above areas may be substituted for six months of experience.
Oral communications skills sufficient to interview staff, residents, clients and patients.
Critical thinking skills sufficient to collect and analyze information, identify areas of focus, and make decisions based on evidence gathered.
Listening skills sufficient to ascertain level of compliance in meeting resident/client needs.
Interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships, inform providers of deficiencies and other pertinent findings, and participate in legal proceedings.
Written communications skills sufficient to document concise, accurate and complete information and conclusions.
Computer skills sufficient to document findings and conclusions.
Successful completion of the Federal Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT).
Experience conducting surveys of health care providers including nursing homes, HHA, hospitals, surgical centers and ICF-IIDs.
Experience with the federal informal dispute resolution process for federally certified nursing homes.
Critical thinking skills including ability to skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize and/or evaluate information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, data review, reasoning and/or communication.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to nursing and health services and the ability to interpret these laws and regulations for implementation.
Experience conducting internal quality assurance activities.
Experience working in a federally certified care facility such as a nursing home, supervised living facility, physical therapist in independent practice, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility, etc.
Training, experience, certification, or license in relevant medical, nursing, health, legal, enforcement, or investigation areas.
Ability to apply nursing and health knowledge and clinical expertise to the review of providers.
Decision-making skills sufficient to make conclusions during surveys and defend legal actions on deficiencies related to nursing, medical and health care.
Experience reviewing written federal deficiencies related to nursing homes, hospitals, HHA and ICF-IIDs.
Ability to identify and document immediate jeopardy and actual harm within federal nursing home hospital, ICF-IID and HHA regulatory requirements.
Requires occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds. Job may also require significant standing or walking to perform job duties.
Must successfully pass a background check.
Must possess a valid class D driver's license.