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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $48,337.20 to  $71,806.32  PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Health and Human Services
Division: Aging & Disability Services
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.242
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 32623
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/17/2017
Recruiter:
   ADRIAN FOSTER
   Phone: (702)486-2911
   Email: adrian@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.
The Position
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.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
This position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services - Desert Regional Center, and will be located in Las Vegas, NV. 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. The QA Specialist II position is a multifaceted job that is involved with every aspect of agency services. QA Specialist II's 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 Standards for Service Provision. The position requires significant interaction with our community provider network. Additionally, 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 state wide team, to promote consistency in application of policy and service standards. Primary duties include: * Conduct certification reviews of community providers of Supported Living Services and Jobs and Day Training Services and provide validation of corrective actions taken as directed in the NAC and DS policy.; * Process new provider applications and complete certification review of all new community Supported Living and Jobs and Day Training Providers; * Conduct Health and Welfare Assessments of individuals receiving services; * Conduct Environmental Assessments of Supported Living Arrangements; * Conduct Environmental Assessments of Jobs and Day Training 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 needed 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 Quality Assurance strategies, rights of people served and required policies, including Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation identification and reporting, incident reporting, Person Directed Planning and dignity and respect of individuals served. This position requires frequent travel throughout the Clark County area.

To Qualify:
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, human development, special education, health science, public health, or other behavioral or social science and two years of professional experience, which included one year of experience providing client services in a human services field and one year of experience performing program evaluation, quality assurance/improvement, and/or utilization review activities for a human services program; OR one year of experience as a Quality Assurance Specialist I in Nevada State Service; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education, above the Bachelor's degree level, as described above.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
    Some positions require experience applying and interpreting standards including, but not limited to, The Joint Commission (TJC), Accreditation Council Outcome Measures, Medicaid guidelines and/or Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services regulations in a health care setting or applicable State standards. Such requirements will be designated at the time of recruitment.
    This position requires statewide travel.
    This position has a 50% travel requirement.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, some positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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