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Title:  Nurse Surveyor

Application Deadline Date:  10/02/2022
Req ID:  40410
Department:  Disabilities Aging & Independent Living

Home Based, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $35.03


The Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL) is seeking a Nurse Surveyor to conduct regulatory surveys and investigations in healthcare facilities across the state of Vermont. You'll get to work out of your own home and travel to facilities to conduct investigations and health and safety surveys. We're ideally looking for candidates who have experience working in infection control and long-term care settings, but this is not required. 


This position includes a four-day work week and opportunities to work independently, as well as part of a survey team. Occasional off-hour work is expected. The successful candidate must have their own reliable means of transportation and must be able to spend nights in a hotel several times a month.
The successful candidate will have to pass a Federal Qualification Test within 12 months of hire.


Specific duties of the Nurse Surveyor include:

  • Perform quality reviews of infection control programs in healthcare facilities to ensure the health and safety of vulnerable Vermonters.   
  • Investigation & assessment of nursing and medical care, quality of life, medication administration, and environment.
  • Conducts investigations of any complaints received about care and treatment of residents in long term care facilities and hospital patients.
  • Reviews facility reports and information from other sources to identify health and safety concerns for areas of concentration in survey.
  • Reviews and analyzes findings and develops report detailing deficient practice and noncompliance with regulations based on state and federal regulatory requirements.

Who May Apply

This position, Nurse Surveyor (Job Requisition #40410), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Suzanne Leavitt at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed in both field and office settings. Considerable travel to facility locations is required. Evening and weekend work is required. Overnight stays in a hotel are an expected requirement on a monthly basis. Resistance or objection to standards or to survey findings may be anticipated and requires considerable tact and diplomacy to achieve appropriate resolution. Survey deadlines, exit conferences, and interviewing may occasion considerable stress.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of, or eligibility for, licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Vermont OR eligible to practice in the state of Vermont via a multi-state license AND four (4) years or more of professional nursing experience

NOTE: Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT) certification is required within one year of hire.

NOTE: Must maintain Vermont licensure or multi-state license as a Registered Nurse as a condition of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Special Requirements

Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with applicable hiring standards, fingerprint supported criminal record checks, adult and child abuse registry checks, the Office of Inspector General exclusion database, and motor vehicle driving record checks, as appropriate to the positon under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion, or demotion into a classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.