Salary: $47,189 - $69,739 per yr USD
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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. This recruitment is for a Quality Assurance Specialist 1 (QAS) located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services, Adult Protective Services (APS) unit in Pahrump or Mesquite, depending on the candidate selected and needs of the agency. This is an underfill for a Quality Assurance Specialist 2. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and promotes a positive work environment. The mission of the Aging and Disability Services Division (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. This position is a multifaceted job that is involved with every aspect of agency services. Quality Assurance Specialists 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. The position provides opportunity to directly participate in development of policy and state regulations governing service delivery. QA Specialists work closely as a unit, both locally and as a statewide team, to promote consistency in application of policy and service standards. Primary duties include conducting certification reviews of community providers of Supported Living Services (SLA) and Jobs and Day Training (JDT) Services, and providing validation of corrective actions taken as directed in the NAC and DS policy; processing new provider applications and completing certification review of all new community SLA and JDT Providers; conducting Health and Welfare Assessments of individuals receiving services; conducting Environmental Assessments of SLA & JDT services; reviewing 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; reviewing and analyzing data to track, trend and address problems in a timely and thorough manner to correct and prevent health, safety and welfare issues; a providing 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. 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. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***
Announcement Number: 40952
Open to all qualified persons.
ANA MARIA ORNELLAS
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.