Safety Offcr II
Conducts Life Safety Code and Texas Administrative Code
inspections of Long Term Care facilities to evaluate facility
eligibility and compliance for State Licensure and participation in
Medicaid and Medicare programs. Provides facilities with
professional knowledge of National Fire Protection Association Life
Safety Code requirements and applicable local, state, and federal
minimum standards to ensure compliance. Essential Job
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance
with agency leave and policy and performs other duties as
Surveys facilities for compliance with federal and state laws,
regulations and interpretations, which entails extensive walking,
crawling through attic spaces, and climbing ladders.
Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies and
prepares professionally written reports using Department's required
principles of documentation supporting the actions and remedies
Visits facilities to verify correction of previously cited
Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding
Coordinates with agency staff conducting surveys of health care
facilities for certification in the Medicare and Medicaid
Performs desk reviews and reviews plans of correction to ensure
Answers survey-related questions from providers in person and
over the phone.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Ability to apply State and Federal rules and regulations to
detailed inspections of Long Term Care facilities.
Ability to regularly climb ladders and inspect attic spaces that
may be extremely hot or cramped.
Skill in operating a personal computer and office equipment.
Skill in analyzing and evaluating complex issues of compliance
relative to a variety of standards and regulations.
Skilled in effective communication skills, including the ability
to efficiently generate clear and concise reports to describe
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must successfully complete any required state and federal
training and become qualified to conduct Life Safety Code surveys
independently within the first 12 months. Initial Selection
Experience in analyzing and evaluating complex issues of
compliance and making sound decisions.
Experience in inspection or construction work.
Experience with one or more construction trades preferred.
Requisition # 480985
Applicant must pass fingerprint background check.
Flexibility in work hours required for this position. Job
requires 85% travel. Requires some overnight travel and some
weekends. Must have reliable transportation.
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial
selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for
this position may include: 38B, OS, 205, 8012, 1X0S1.
For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military
Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.
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