Home Health Care Provider, Hospice, Palliative Care
**Now Recruiting for the Summer 2021 Orientation Class**
**This is a travel-based position (Domestic Only)**
The Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc. (CHAP) is an independent, non-profit accrediting body established in 1965. CHAP standards assess the quality of healthcare in home and community-settings nationwide including home health agencies, hospices, private duty home care, home medical equipment suppliers, pharmacies and providers of palliative care.
Under the direction of the Senior Vice President and Director of Accreditation, the site visitor plans, organizes, coordinates and conducts community-based health care accreditation and/or certification site visits in accordance with the CHAP’s standards of excellence. Accreditation/certification site visits are executed in accordance with the CHAP policies and procedures that govern the accreditation/certification process. The site visitor ensures the confidentiality of all related site visit information, apart from what is required by law.
Represent CHAP in a professional manner
Accept site visit assignments
Record availability to CHAP Scheduling Manager in established time-frame
Confirm travel arrangements in a timely manner
Prepare for site visit assignments as appropriate
Review agency self-study to assist in planning visit
Collaborate with team members prior to, during, and after site visit
Complete site visit requirements and documentation, within CHAP standards and Federal/CMS guidelines, in an organized, accurate, and timely manner
Deliver accurate, correct and complete site visit documentation, that includes appropriate standard citation and detailed reference to relevant evidence for the purpose of accreditation/certification, validation, monitoring of facilities, and complaint investigations
Provide education and assistance to providers regarding CHAP Standards, CMS regulations and other requirements
Demonstrate knowledge and application of CHAP accreditation/certification process, standards and state and/or federal regulations
Provide clarification, verification and quantification of site visit findings
Participate in scheduled CHAP meetings, in-service training and continuing education programs
Work independently and/or with a team of other site visitors
Requires availability of a minimum of ten (10) site visit days per month, exclusive of travel, except as approved by the Senior Vice President of Accreditation
Perform other functions as assigned
Education, Training, and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a related specialty area required. Master’s Degree preferred.
Knowledge of specialty area applicable to assignment (i.e., home health, hospice, private duty nursing, home medical equipment, pharmacy, palliative, etc.); inspection, investigation and regulatory methods; medical terminology; and the principles and operation of health care administration.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in middle to upper management position in a community-based healthcare field (program or service).
Active RN or applicable license, to practice in home state, or compact state, where required by discipline
Ability to demonstrate effective analytical, consultative, conflict resolution, mediation, written and verbal articulation skills.
Effective critical thinking aptitude with the ability to apply and interpret CHAP standards and federal regulations to inspections and/or evaluations of assigned locations.
Ability to work effectively as part of the accreditation team.
Successful completion of the CHAP site visitor orientation program which includes: interactive classroom learning, competency training and precepted site visits
Exceptional organization and time management skills
Ability to travel independently
Proficient computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications.
Safe driving record
Ability to speak Spanish/multiple languages is a plus
This part-time per diem position requires independent travel by air, car or other transportation means. Due to the nature of this job, lifting of materials and equipment up to 25 pounds is required. Extended periods of sitting/standing are required.
Speaking in fluent English is required as are excellent writing skills for written correspondence. The candidate must be able to observe, discern and comprehend written documents effectively to perform this job. Extensive work on a computer/tablet and telephone are required.
The physical demands and work environment that have been described is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Internal Number: 1077
CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations. We are people who care on a mission to lead and a journey to serve. Created in 1965 as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association and the National League for Nursing, CHAP was the first accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations in the United States. We accredit a variety of home and community-based health care organizations that make high-quality care a programmatic and business priority. We bring deep insights, best practices and thought leadership to the organizations we serve, improving the care and services they provide.
Don’t just take our word for it; we’re a nationally approved accrediting organization and have “deeming” authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We know more about home and community-based health care accreditation than anyone in the industry.
It’s not part of what we do; it’s all we do.