Easterseals Southern California

  • Clinical Standards Director

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Job ID
    2018-1653
  • Overview

    Audit and monitor delivery of behavioral and/or clinical therapies to ensure quality participant service delivery, and regulatory and record keeping compliance related to the specific treatment being delivered. Utilize fidelity/competency check lists to assure associates/vendors achieve adequate clinical standards performance levels.

    Responsibilities

    • Audit and monitor applied behavioral and/or clinical programs, as appropriate to ensure compliance with government agency requirements.  Including, but not limited to

      - management of administrative and emergency plans, accommodations, physical facility,medical record keeping practices, supervision practices,  and competency assessments,  to ensure quality and clinical standards are achieved.
      - provide appropriate audit report, highlighting areas of concern; ensure service delivery as specified by contract; provide mentoring, supervision and/or support, as necessary.
      - Perform billing audits to ensure accuracy of records
      - Perform and audit medical records;

    Provide comprehensive reports summarizing results, recommended actions and status. Monitor, assess and assure consistently organized medical records; secure, confidential record keeping and access practices; defensible documentation with objective and functional goals related to written assessment; and accurate documentation of goal achievement or progress. Initiate corrective action as necessary to restore and maintain compliance.

    Manage and maintain the performance system utilizing developed fidelity/competency check lists; develop, monitor and analyze ongoing organizational data collection, develop and ensure implementation of interventions based on area of specialization, training and ongoing coaching to improve associate/vendor performance;
    Initiate and maintain liaison relationships between management, clinical and/or therapy supervisors, directors, service providers, and other team members.
     
    Conduct assessments for participants on a monthly basis or as needed.

    Survey and report participant experience results, provide excellent customer service, and assist families and vendors in resolving challenging situations including but not limited too, PHI violations, termination of services, behavioral concerns, etc.

    Assist internal therapy centers with associate productivity, oversight surrounding therapist supervision of clinical fellows, therapy assistants, and/or aides. Initiate corrective action if necessary and/or advise management of major concern

    Attend and participate in leadership team Meetings. Lead and/or participate in Policy and Procedure, Infection Control, as required, Safety and Risk Management Committees, and contribute to Performance Improvement.

    Monitor and ensure treatment plans of participants meet guidelines of care for medical necessity, are evidenced based, and in line with regulatory requirements.
     

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
    • Graduate from an accredited program consistent with specific treatment being delivered.
    • Must possess and maintain a current state or national certification and/or licensure in accordance with California state practice.
    • Five years of experience with infant/young children with disabilities, including autism.
    • Prior supervisory experience preferred.
    • Knowledgeable in licensed area of practice, transdisciplinary early intervention theories, and/or rehabilitation principles and practices as applicable to the assigned area.
    • Knowledgeable of evidence-based practices found to benefit children with Autism Spectrum (ASD) or other developmental disorders. Familiar with the field of early intervention.
    • Ability to maintain positive customer service orientation and professionalism in all interactions.
    • Ability to exercise discretion and safeguard the privacy of information when dealing with sensitive and/or confidential situations and documentation.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, through oral and written skills, and work cooperatively with a variety of individuals and groups. Must relate well to children and their families and maintain positive affect.
    • Excellent clinical, administrative, and leadership skills.
    • Able to consistently demonstrate good judgment and decision-making skills.
    • Able to interpret and implement policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Very good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and related computer software.
    • Able to obtain and maintain a criminal record/fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation per Easter Seals Southern California and/or program requirements.
    • Able to maintain a current CPR certification.
    • Ability to regularly and frequently drive to therapy sites for audit and compliance purposes; ability to travel locally with reliable transportation; maintain driving record in compliance with Transportation Safety Standards, and must have and maintain proper auto insurance and vehicle registration.

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