|Posting Type:||Open to All Applicants|
|Category:||Architecture and Engineering||FLSA Exempt/
|Agency:||Health & Human Services Comm||Department:||Rgn 06-Regulatory Services|
|Job Title:||Architect II||Posting Number:||462430|
|Full Time/Part Time :||Full Time||Regular/Temporary:||Regular|
|Job Location:||5425 POLK ST||City:||HOUSTON|
|Contact:||AccessHR Service Center||Telephone:||888-894-4747|
|Salary Range:||$4,598.66 – $7,532.75||Salary Group:||B23|
Conducts annual/required and initial surveys of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID), Assisted Living Facilities, Hospital Skilled Units, Nursing Facilities, Day Activities and Health Services, Home Health, Hospice and/or Personal Assistance Services to determine compliance with state licensure and/or federal certification requirements. Investigates complaints regarding services provided by provider facilities or agencies. Provides assistance to current and prospective facilities or agencies for the ICF/IID, Health Facilities by accurately interpreting rules/regulations. Identifies and writes deficiencies in accordance with program requirements. Makes appropriate referrals to state and federal agencies.
|Essential Job Functions:
Surveys facilities for compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and interpretations. Completes inspection/survey reports listing deficiencies and prepares written reports supporting the actions and recommendations. Consults with architects and engineers preparing architectural and construction plans to provide information and guidance on applicable rules. Visits facilities to verify correction of previously cited regulatory violations. Inspects final construction projects. Coordinates with agency staff conducting surveys of health care facilities for certification in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Provides complex technical assistance to others on policies, procedures, rules, regulations, standards or requirements. Interprets policies, procedures, rules, regulations, or standards to others. Conducts exit conferences with facility staff regarding findings and may assist in developing and/or directing a plan of correction. Represents the agency with expert testimony for depositions, hearings, and/or trials involving actions taken against facilities on behalf of facility residents.
|Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Ability to learn, remember and integrate complex concepts, difficult procedures or complicated processes involving healthcare Life Safety Code Regulations.
Ability to communicate verbally with various facility personnel to obtain required survey information and to coordinate survey results.
Ability to routinely record information such as draft correspondence/reports/documents/etc.
Ability to conduct interviews, record information, prepare case narratives/lengthy documents using handwritten notes or computer-based software.
|Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Registered as an Architect by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
LSC CMS Surveyor Qualification preferred or must successfully obtain within the first year of employment.
|Initial Selection Criteria:
Educational and professional registration that indicates a mastery of the engineering/architectural knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job functions. Professional experience in design or building long term care facilities or closely related experience in applying local, state, or federal laws relating to the life safety code, fire safety, or other building codes.
Flexibility in work hours required for this position. Job requires 85% travel. Requires some overnight travel and some weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Ability to use the computer for writing reports.
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 51S, 32EX, 510X, 653X. 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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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.
|Job Category||Architecture, Communication, Community, Customer Service, Engineering|