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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: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 10.242
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 32638
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/06/2017
Recruiter:
   NANCY PANOZZO
   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.
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 position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of Health and Human Services - Rural Regional Center, Carson City NV. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, and friendly co-workers, and is a great place to work. The mission of the Aging and Disability Services Division 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) II position is a multifaceted job that is involved with every aspect of agency services. The incumbent is 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. QAS 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 and Jobs and Day Training Services as well as processing new provider applications; providing validation of corrective actions taken as directed in the NAC and Developmental Services (DS) policy; conducting health and welfare assessments of individuals receiving services; conducting environmental assessments of Supported Living Arrangements and Jobs and Day Training 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 needed 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; and providing 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. This position requires frequent travel throughout the Carson City area and Rural Nevada.

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.
    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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) This position requires frequent travel throughout the Carson City area and rural Nevada. Are you willing to travel 50% or more of the time?
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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