Alameda Health System
SUMMARY: Plans, coordinates, monitors compliance with federal, state and local regulations; manages accreditation activities necessary for maintaining required accreditation; manages requirements for certifications and licensure from various organizations, such as Joint Commission (JC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), CMS, OSHPD, CDPH Lab Field Services, CDPH Radiologic Health Branch, etc.; prioritizes projects, coordinates action plans, and monitors/analyzes results for accreditation projects,
consistent with the organization’s strategic goals.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification, however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the
Identifies growth and areas of opportunity to enhance Regulatory Affairs and AHS initiatives.
Identifies regulatory vulnerabilities and determines escalation level if necessary.
Provides guidance on Joint Commission standards interpretation and other regulatory requirements as they apply to organizational practice/ performance.
Actively coordinates the organization’s readiness rounds program and is primarily responsible for the development, communication, implementation and tracking of action plans necessary to close identified gaps in care or compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Title 22 regulations.
Assists in all accreditation and regulatory activities, including surveys, survey preparation and readiness assessments.
Develops comprehensive accreditation work plans by establishing deliverables, accountabilities, and timelines.
Serves as contact and point person for Joint Commission accreditation manuals, standards-related publications and newsletters and educational materials; distributes pertinent information.
Maintains and implements department unannounced survey plans.
Manages onsite accreditation and regulatory surveys; supports command center activities.
Manages communications, agendas, and logistics for onsite survey activities.
Finalizes corrective action responses to The Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies for survey and for-cause and compliant investigations.
Prepares the Joint Commission applications for accreditation, updates information accurately.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in nursing or healthcare related field.
Preferred Education: Master’s degree in a healthcare related field.
Required Experience: Five years of hospital operations or patient care experience; two years in accreditation/licensing/regulatory compliance/ quality/performance improvement/patient safety in healthcare; experience applying quality assurance/performance improvement (QAPI) and customer service approaches; experience with Midas, Epic / Electronic Health Record (EHR), County Health Systems, OSHPD..
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: Certified as a Professional Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) or Certified as a Joint Commission Professional (CJCP); LEAN/Six Sigma Certification.
Health, Wellness & Fitness
Hospital & Health Care