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The Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) is seeking Nurse Surveyors to conduct in depth surveys and investigations primarily in long term care settings across the state of Vermont. You'll get to work out of your own home and travel to facilities to conduct investigations and facility health and safety surveys. We're ideally looking for candidates that have experience working in long term care, but this is not a requirement. This position includes opportunities to work independently and as part of a survey team.

Specific duties of the Nurse Surveyor include:

  • Investigation & assessment of nursing and medical care, quality of life, medication administration, and environment
  • Conducts investigations of any complaints received about care and treatment of residents in long term care facilities and hospital patients
  • Reviews facility reports and information from other sources to identify health and safety concerns for areas of concentration in survey.
  • Reviews and analyzes findings and develops report detailing deficient practice and noncompliance with regulations based on state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Recommends enforcement action as necessary which could include termination from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Program.
  • Conducts exit conference with facility administrator to discuss facility status and needed improvements.
Who May Apply

This position, Nurse Surveyor (Job Requisition #1324), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact ...@vermont.gov

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in both field and office settings. Considerable travel to facility locations is required. Evening and weekend work is required. Overnight stays in a hotel are an expected requirement on a monthly basis. Resistance or objection to standards or to survey findings may be anticipated and requires considerable tact and diplomacy to achieve appropriate resolution. Survey deadlines, exit conferences, and interviewing may occasion considerable stress.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of, or eligibility for, licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont AND four (4) years or more of professional nursing experience

NOTE: Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) certification is required within one year of hire.

NOTE: Must maintain Vermont licensure as a Registered Nurse as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with applicable hiring standards, fingerprint supported criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks, as appropriate to the positon under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion, or demotion into a classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Total Compensation As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website. AHS Affirmative Recruitment

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity. We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
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Associated topics: compliance, construction, health, inspection, inspector surveyor, instrument, measure, osha, rpls, survey

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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