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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,281.28 to  $76,170.24  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: 37899
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/31/2019
Close Date: 08/14/2019
Recruiter:
   NANCY PANOZZO
   Phone: (775)684-0129
   Email: nspanozzo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
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.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. This position is located within the Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) of the Department of Health and Human Services - Desert Regional Center Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), 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 Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) II position is a multifaceted job that is involved with every aspect of agency ICF services. QAS IIs 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. Primary duties include: reviewing all incident reports, restraint and denial reports, and reports of denial of rights; conducting investigations of abuse, neglect and exploitation and ensuring 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; and providing training and technical assistance to ICF employees and jobs and day training 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. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

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.
    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) Describe your experience performing program evaluation, quality assurance/improvement, and/or utilization review activities for a human services program including where the experience was gained.
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
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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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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