Position Summary Under the direction of the Director of Accreditation the Site Visitor plans, organizes, coordinates and conducts community based health care organization accreditation site visits in accordance with CHAP Standards of Excellence. Accreditation activities are executed in accordance with CHAP Policies and Procedures governing the accreditation process. The CHAP Site Visitor ensures the protection of the confidentiality of all related site visit information except as otherwise required by law.
As a member of the accreditation and site visitor team, supports CHAP’s mission, vision, and goals to ensure CHAP is the preferred accreditor of home and community-based care providers and a thought leader.
Principal Responsibilities: •Complete site visit requirements and documentation, within CHAP standards and Federal/CMS guidelines, in an organized, accurate, and timely manner. •Site visit documentation is accurate, correct and complete, with appropriate standard citation and detailed reference to relevant evidence for the purpose of accreditation, validation; monitoring of facilities; and complaint investigations. •Provide technical assistance to providers regarding CHAP Standards, CMS and other requirements. •Demonstrate knowledge and application of CHAP accreditation process, Standards of Excellence, State and/or Federal Regulations •Submit required site visit documentation within required time frame. •Represent CHAP in a professional manner. •Report availability to CHAP Scheduler in established time-frame; Accept assignments; and confirm travel arrangements in a timely manner. •Prepare for assignments as appropriate including review agency self-study to assist in planning visit •Collaborate with team members. •Provide clarification, verification and quantification of site visit findings. •Participate in scheduled CHAP meetings in-service training and continuing education programs. •Work independently and/or with a team of other surveyors. •Performs other functions as assigned.
Qualifications: Education, Training, and Experience
Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in middle to upper management position in a health care field in at least one program or service accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP). Bachelor’s Degree in a related specialty area required. Master’s Degree preferred.
•Active RN license to practice in home state, where required by discipline. •Knowledge of specialty area applicable to assignment (i.e., home health, hospice, private duty nursing, and palliative, etc.); inspection, investigation and regulatory methods; medical terminology and coding; and the principles and operation of health care administration. •Superior analytical, consultative, conflict resolution, mediation, written and verbal articulation skills. •Effective critical thinking aptitude with the ability to apply and interpret CHAP Standards and Federal CMS regulations to inspections and/or evaluations of assigned sites. •Ability to work effectively as part of the accreditation team. •Successful completion of the CHAP site visitor orientation program which includes: didactic classroom, competency testing and mentored site visit. •Exceptional organizational and time management skills. •Ability to travel independently. •Excellent communication– written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal. Ability to present oneself in a mature, confident and effective manner. •Expert level proficiency with computer skills and office applications. •Requires availability of a minimum of ten site visit days per month, exclusive of travel.
Physical Requirements This part time per diem position requires full time independent travel by air or car or other means. Due to the nature of this job, lifting of materials and equipment of up to 25 pounds is required. Extended periods of sitting/standing are required.
Speaking in fluent English is required as are excellent writing skills for written correspondence. The candidate must be able to hear, see and comprehend written documents to effectively perform this job. Extensive work on a PC and telephone, at a desk, is required.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
Internal Number: 0001
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