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Nutritionist Surveyor (Health Facilities) participates as a team member or team coordinator conducting inspections, surveys, and investigations in Long Term Care facilities to determine compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, and rules. Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies/violations and prepares written reports supporting the action and remedies recommended. Utilizes professional expertise and specializes in the following discipline: Social Services/Nursing/Nutrition/Generalist surveyor. Essential Job Functions:
Communicates on a complex level with others (internally or externally) to provide, exchange, or verify information, answer inquiries, address issues, and resolve problems or complaints. Testifies at hearings or in court proceedings to provide information regarding policy/procedures, history, findings, or activities. Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies and prepares written reports supporting the actions and remedies recommended. Visits facilities to verify that previously cited regulatory violations have been corrected. Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding findings and may assist in developing a plan to correct deficiencies. Conducts certification surveys, licensure inspections, or investigations in facilities to determine compliance with federal and state regulations. Performs quality assurance reviews of documents prepared by others for example; publications, assessments, and reports. Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of nutrition standards of practice, dietary sanitation practices, clinical skills, and professional standards of care. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with team members and others. Ability to operate personal computers and software. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
Ability to work independently. Ability to exercise professional judgment and reach sound decisions. Ability to integrate complex concepts, difficult procedures, or complicated processes.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must be registered as a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, or must be licensed as a dietitian by the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation. Must successfully obtain Surveyor Minimum Qualification (SMQT) within the first year of employment.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience performing dietary or nutritional work in an acute or long-term health care setting.
Experience in a long-term care regulatory program preferred.
Experience in assessment and documentation of nutritional health status.
Flexibility in work hours required for this position. Job requires 85% travel. Requires some overnight travel and some weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Ability to use the computer for writing reports. All applicants selected for hire must pass a fingerprint criminal background check. MOS Code:
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
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Texas Department of State Health Services. The state health department of Texas.