PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for conducting quality review, licensing and contractual adherence training and inspection visits at Community Living Arrangements, Supportive Living, Day Services, Community Companion Homes and other facilities operated by private providers to ensure quality of care to consumers.
Works under the general supervision of an employee of a higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs activities to ensure private providers, the resource, adhere to the terms and conditions of the contract and state licensing requirements, entered into with the Department as it relates to quality of consumer care; prepares for an announced or unannounced on site inspection by reviewing any previous licensing citations, neglect and abuse and other critical incidents; utilizes a survey questionnaire for a structured inspection; tours the facility to inspect for fire code compliance, safety precautions and compliance, cleanliness, appropriate individual bedroom set-up, bathrooms, adequate storage areas and inspects the first aid supplies and OSHA kit; reviews the fire drill book for an evacuation plan, Level of Need and Individual Plans, emergency relocation plans and other required safety documents; observes consumers and interviews one resident to assess if the individual has well being and happiness; reviews the interviewed resident's program plans for individualized programs, social interaction, medical plans and determines if the program is appropriate; provides program recommendations as needed; reviews the individual's medical file for doctor's orders, prescribed medications taken as directed and medical visits are provided; reviews individual personal finance record and ensures cash on hand is accounted; interviews select staff to test their knowledge of policy, procedures and the specifics of the individual's program; provides on site instruction for pre-licensees and post licensees, improvement initiatives or corrective action; takes appropriate action if an immediate jeopardy is identified; gives feedback to the facility manager during the quality review, documents findings on the survey questionnaire and completes the report and enters it into the quality review database; may assist with the removal and placement of clients due to neglect and abuse, performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of modern methods of care, treatment and education of persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities living in various community settings; knowledge of education or instructional techniques; knowledge of agency policy and procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; ability to apply agency policy and procedures; ability to perform inspections and client review; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the care, monitoring and individual life planning or directly providing support services to persons with developmental disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. An Associate’s degree or sixty (60) credit hours of college education may substitute for (1) year of the General Experience.
2. A Bachelor’s Degree may substitute for two (2) years of the General Experience.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)
1608A 8/13/13 cm