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ESRD Surveyor (211643)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Statewide (Full-Time)

Posted: Jan 16, 2024


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an ESRD Surveyor opening. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, each position will conduct on-site surveys and associated enforcement activity and follow-up for Acute and Continuing Care facility types inclusive of hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC), end-stage renal dialysis facilities (ESRD), home health (HHA) and hospice agencies, and other non-long term care facilities for relevant state licensing and federal Medicare certification compliance.

Job Responsibilities: may include but are not limited to the following:

Conducts investigations into complaints filed against providers.  Participates in development of program policy through research of issues and providing input based on professional skills and experiences. Examples of work include but are not limited to: Surveys and inspects facilities and services that provide health care and treatment to collect evidence to support the determination of provider/supplier compliance with state and federal statutes, regulations, and program standards to qualify for licensure and/or certification to participate in Medicare and/or Medicaid.

Determines provider/supplier compliance with regulations and standards pertaining to administration and operation, provision of care and treatment, dietary services, activity services, the provision of medications including storage and handling, physical environment, sanitation, infection control, staffing, pharmacy services, laboratory services, medical records, and emergency preparedness.  Conducts observations of health care treatment and provider/supplier operations, interviews staff, patients/clients, family, and other individuals as determined necessary; reviews records to determine compliance with regulations and program standards; and prepares written reports to document survey or inspection findings including violations, deficiencies, and the basis for any such violations of deficiencies according to established Principals of Documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Graduation from an accredited nursing program or other accredited health care associated program.

Licensing & Certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.
  • License, certification or registration as an environmental health specialist, dietician, social worker, licensed practical nurse, registered nurse or bachelor’s degree in gerontology, a behavioral health field or a related health care field and experience in a health care facility/service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • 1 year of surveyor/investigator experience working with a Federal or State Agency.
  • Experience as a Health Facility Surveyor with knowledge of State and Federal survey and certification requirements for Acute and Continuing Care and or with Long Term Care provider types.
  • Knowledge of the principals of public health and medical care administration; interviewing techniques, current methods, and practices in health care facilities; health care facility equipment, construction, and safety; federal Medicare and Medicaid requirements.
  • Ability to interact with individuals and establish a rapport, analyze, prepare, present, and interpret reports and other documents related to health care facility survey activities; interpret and apply related statues, regulations, policies, and procedures for health care providers and evaluate health care facility practices in areas of care and treatment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
  • Master’s degree in Nursing.
  • Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Report compilation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:

  • Health Facility Surveyor must successfully complete the CMS Surveyor Training Course prescribed and conducted by the State Survey Agency/Health Facilities Program.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

Visit the Employee Benefits page for more information.

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number when emailing.

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

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  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.

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Contact Information:

Information for applicants who have additional questions about the role or the application process.

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Salary Range

$ $30.00 to $32.00