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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
QUALITY ASSURANCE SPECIALIST 1 - Underfill for Quality Assurance Specialist 2
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $47,188.80 to  $69,739.20  PAY GRADE: 33
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: 10.244
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 38764
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/01/2019
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.
Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. This position is located within the Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) - Rural Regional Center in Carson City, NV. ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers, and provides a positive working environment. The mission of 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 incumbent will underfill the Quality Assurance Specialist 2 position and will advance to the next level in the series upon recommendation of the Appointing Authority, meeting the minimum qualifications and satisfactory performance. This position is a multifaceted job that is involved with every aspect of agency services and 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 (DS) Standards for Service Provision. The position requires significant interaction with our community provider network and provides opportunity to directly participate in development of policy and state regulations governing service delivery. Quality Assurance (QA) Specialists 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 (SLA) and Jobs and Day Training (JDT) Services and provide validation of corrective actions taken as directed in the NAC and DS policy; processing new provider applications and complete certification review of all new community SLA and JDT Providers; conducting Health and Welfare Assessments of individuals receiving services; conducting Environmental Assessments of SLA & JDT 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 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; providing training and technical assistance to DS employees and 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. Nevada offers sunshine and recreational opportunities abound including golfing, biking, off-roading, hiking, skiing, and fishing. Nevada's beautiful landscape and thriving economy are just a few of the reasons to join the Silver State workforce! Additional benefits include: medical, dental, life and disability insurance programs; participation in the public employees' retirement plan; 11 paid holidays each year; and accrual of 3 weeks of annual leave and 3 weeks of sick leave each year. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

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 one year of professional experience providing client services in a human services field or one year of professional experience performing program evaluation, quality assurance/improvement and/or utilization review activities for a human services program; OR an equivalent combination of experience and education, above the Bachelor's degree level, as described above.
Special Notes
    Some positions require applicants to meet federal guidelines for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) designation or have an Early Childhood Special Education teaching endorsement at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Such requirements will be designated at the time of recruitment.
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.
    This position has a 50% travel requirement.
    Requires a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    This position requires frequent travel throughout Carson City and other areas of rural Nevada, including Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko, Ely, Mesquite and Pahrump.
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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