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Quality Assurance Officer -State of Maine in Augusta, ME
Description
As the Quality Assurance Officer, you will be working with a dynamic team of professionals with COVID Response Team- Dr. Shah, Clinical, Director, and Microbiologists.

New hourly rate of **Pay $30.95 hourly** assignment end date 9/30/22(may be extended) flexible work week/schedule

This temporary assignment has the potential to launch your career.

As the QAO, this position will assist with maintaining quality systems, records, laboratory accreditation standards, plus participate and assist with internal and external audits for the inorganic and organic sections of the Health and Environmental Laboratory.
Requirements
**4-year combination of education, training, and/or experience in Quality Assurance, **Chemistry, or a directly related field.
**Familiarity with accreditation standard such as ISO/IEC
**Collaborative, detail and quality work approach
Contact
Annette 207-622-0470
Recruiter@tristatestaffing.com
Survey Team Leader of Acute Care Facilities in 2 positions available within Maine
Description
Remote-Temporary assignment- ends June 2023 / $31.00 hourly / typically M-Friday, Full-Time/40 hrs, Statewide travel is required, and overnights are often required. Reimbursed for mileage, meals, and lodging. Required equipment will be issued such as laptop and cell phone. Requires reporting to office closest to your home for meetings and trainings. Writing skills assessment will be given.

Dress-code is professional casual and COVID policy will be reviewed upon hire.

Assignment is with Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / the Division of Licensing and Certification
Responsibilities include:

• Ensures hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (“ICF/IIDs”), portable x-ray providers, outpatient therapy providers, and rural health centers are taking the very best care of their patients by complying with all relevant state and federal regulations.
• Conducts surveys to determine whether a facility meets Federal and State requirements. These surveys include, and are not limited to, initial certification or licensure, recertification or re-licensure, and revisits. You will also investigate complaints of issues within these facilities.
• Leads the survey/investigation team, Ensures required survey processes are followed,
• Ensures survey team members’ notes are completed and attached in the federal database, reviewing other team member’s work, and ensuring the statements of deficiencies (“SOD”) follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) Principles of Documentation.
• Reviews facilities’ Plans of Correction and, in conjunction with DLC management, determine if those plans will resolve the issues noted in in the SOD;
• Provides technical assistance to providers, to help them understand federal and state regulations.
• Conducts pre-survey document reviews of all pertinent facility history;
• Assigns pre-survey and survey tasks to team members;
• Leads the entrance and exit conferences with facility leadership and your team members;
• Participates in training, including mandatory training required by CMS; and
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: An eight (8) year combination of education and/or professional experience in a health care setting. Writing assessment will be required. Preferred candidates will ALSO have:
o Knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements for the types of healthcare
o CMS Certification in any or all of the types of providers listed above;
o Knowledge of CMS’s databases ASPEN and/or iQIES;
o Experience working in the types of healthcare providers listed above;
o Knowledge of CMS’s Principles of Documentation;
o Knowledge of State human resource practices and policies;
o Ability to lead a team of people with diverse skills, knowledge, and backgrounds;
o Ability to build and lead teams and critical thinking skills.
Phone
To apply, send resume and cover letter to "contact email" address. Cover letter must explain how you meet the Minimum Requirements and state whether you have any of the “Preferred candidates will have” attributes. Call or text questions to 207-446-4772
Open Until
6-21-22
Acute Care Facilities Surveyor (Maine Registered Nurse License required) in 2 positions available within Maine
Description
Remote-Temporary assignment- ends June 2023 / $31.00 hourly / M-Friday, Full-Time/40 hrs, Statewide travel is required, and overnights are often required. Reimbursed for mileage, meals, and lodging. Required equipment will be issued such as laptop and cell phone. Requires reporting to office closest to your home for meetings and trainings.

Dress-code is professional casual and COVID policy will be reviewed upon hire.

Assignment is with Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) / the Division of Licensing and Certification
Tasks include:

• Responsible for ensuring hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, hospices, ambulatory surgical centers, dialysis centers, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (“ICF/IIDs”), portable x-ray providers, outpatient therapy providers, and rural health centers are taking the very best care of their patients by complying with all relevant state and federal regulations.
• will usually be with a team of 2-3 co-workers to determine whether such facilities meet the requirements to be certified or licensed, and as you investigate complaints of patient abuse, neglect, and other issues.
• Participating in writing the statement of deficiencies (“SOD”) using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) Principles of Documentation, if you and your team determine a SOD is required.
• Conduct pre-survey document reviews of pertinent information as assigned by your survey’s Team Leader;
• Participate in entrance and exit conferences with facility leadership;
• Participate in training, including mandatory training required by CMS; and
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Registered Nurse and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of nursing and/or in the delivery of health care services. LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Maine as issued by the State Board of Nursing.

Preferred candidates will ALSO have:
o Knowledge of federal and state regulatory requirements for the types of healthcare providers listed above;
o CMS Certification in any or all of the types of providers listed above;
o Experience working in the types of healthcare facilities listed above;
o Demonstrated critical thinking skills;
o Knowledge of CMS’s Principles of Documentation;
o Knowledge of CMS’s databases ASPEN and/or iQIES;
o Ability to work with a team of people with diverse skills, knowledge, and backgrounds.
Phone
To apply, send resume and cover letter. The cover letter should explain how you meet the Minimum Requirements and state any of the “Preferred candidates will have” attributes and email both documents to "contact email". For questions, please call or text Annette at 207-446-4772.
Prevention Program Data Analyst in Augusta, Maine
Description
Confident, detailed focused individual needed to work in the office with minimal oversite. Full time / M-F / 40 hrs..... temporary assignment with State of Maine DHHS

Dress-code is professional casual and COVID policy will be reviewed upon hire.

Duties include:
Enter laboratory reports and diagnostic testing forms for infectious disease
Assign labs for further surveillance or field investigation
Assist in ordering and shipping testing supplies
Assist in other administrative tasks -copying, filling, scanning, phones
Comply with Maine CDC training regarding confidential or personal information
Requirements
Microsoft Word/Outlook Excel
Data Entry Experience
Documentation practices
Effectively resolve problems
Interacting effectively with the general public
Critical Thinking/problem solving and organized
Maintain Confidentiality- this is critical

Preferred skills:
Health Data Collection exp
familiar with medical terminology
Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook
On-line video and chat programs
Phone
Resume required
Skills Assessment (online) required for Microsoft excel and word
Open Until
6-21-2022