• State of Nevada
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Jun 01, 2020
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $51,281 - $76,170 per yr USD

Job Description

Quality Assurance Specialists design and implement a comprehensive quality assurance program encompassing clinical and related disciplines at a mental health hospital, residential care facility or community-based program or service for individuals with intellectual disabilities who may also have significant physical and/or mental health issues [problems], rehabilitation facility, or a clinic which provides outpatient medical and psychological services, or the medical system for the Department of Corrections. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. This position is located within the Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) - Sierra Regional Center in Sparks, NV. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and provides a positive working environment. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of a high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible. The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) 2 position is a multifaceted job that is involved with every aspect of agency services. QAS IIs are responsible for carrying out quality assurance and performance improvement activities to ensure services are provided in compliance with State and Federal regulations and Developmental Services (DS) Standards for Service Provision. The position requires significant interaction with our community provider network and provides opportunity to directly participate in development of policy and state regulations governing service delivery. QAS work closely as a unit, as a statewide team, to promote consistency in application of policy and service standards. The incumbent will conduct certification reviews of community providers of Supported Living Services (SLA) and Jobs and Day Training (JDT) Services and provide validation of corrective actions taken in accordance with regulation and policy; process new provider applications and complete certification review of providers; conduct Health and Welfare Assessments of individuals receiving services; conduct Environmental Assessments of SLA & JDT services; review all incident reports, restraint and denial reports, reports of denial of rights, investigations of abuse, neglect and exploitation and ensure thorough and timely follow up for corrective actions; review and analyze data to track, trend and address problems in a timely and thorough manner to correct and prevent health, safety and welfare issues; provide training and technical assistance to DS employees and provider staff regarding QA strategies, rights of people served and required policies, including Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation identification and reporting, incident reporting, and Person Directed Planning. Nevada offers sunshine and recreational opportunities abound including golfing, biking, off-roading, hiking, skiing, and fishing. Nevada's beautiful landscape and thriving economy are just a few of the reasons to join the Silver State workforce! Additional benefits include: medical, dental, life and disability insurance programs; participation in the public employees' retirement plan; 11 paid holidays each year; and accrual of 3 weeks of annual leave and 3 weeks of sick leave each year. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.
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Additional Information

Announcement Number: 39564
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/27/2020
Phone: (775)684-0129
Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Job Address

Reno, Nevada United States View Map