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NURSE ANALYST

Date:  May 9, 2024
Req ID:  38228
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $75,000

NURSE ANALYST

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin is seeking to hire an experienced RN to work as a Nurse Analyst. The Nurse Analyst works as part of a dynamic team with attorneys and investigators to evaluate medical records in fast moving cases involving abuse, neglect, and exploitation of residents in health care facilities.  The analyst may also work with prosecutors of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) on nursing-related issues.

Essential job functions include:

Review and evaluate allegations of abuse and/or neglect of residents in health care facilities and the circumstances surrounding the events to determine if further investigation is warranted.

  • Request, review, and analyze complex medical documentation as related to the provisions of care delivered by health care providers in all health care settings.  Evaluate the implementation of the standards of care. 

 

  • Serve as a resource for the MFCU staff by explaining medical terminology, medical procedures, expected standards of care, and differing responsibilities of health care providers. Provide information regarding the implementation of the provisions of care/standards of practice in health care settings. Provide detailed written and oral reports. Assist investigators and prosecutors as a medical resource.

 

  • Assist attorneys in case preparation.

 

  • Prepare and perform outreach presentations for other state and law enforcement agencies, long-term care staff, and the public regarding the mission of the MFCU to increase awareness and potential referrals of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and fraud cases.

 

  • Work closely with the other state agencies to coordinate investigations, generate referrals, and to establish relationships to promote the mission of the MFCU.

Additional duties and responsibilities may be added at the discretion of the supervisor and/or Deputy Attorney General.

Job Requirements – Education and Experience

Minimum requirements:

Graduate of Registered Nurse program from an accredited school of professional nursing.

Must possess a current Arkansas license issued by the Arkansas Board of Nursing to practice as a registered nurse and must be in good standing.

At least two (2) years’ experience as Director of Nursing in a long-term care facility; minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. 

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.  Must be resourceful, enthusiastic, and able to demonstrate initiative.  Must possess strong communication skills, both oral and written.  Must be detail-oriented, work well under pressure and possess the ability to multi-task.

Experience in the following areas is preferred: 

Experience in a variety of patient/resident care settings (long term care, assisted living, home health, hospice, hospital, group homes, e.g.).

Knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations related to health care and health care facilities, particularly in the Medicaid program.

Experience in nursing administration: Director of Nurses, Nursing Administrator, Nurse Supervisor, Charge Nurse, Risk Manager, Quality Assurance Manager, e.g.

Experience as a legal nurse consultant.

Certified professional coder.

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer.  This position offers competitive benefits and pay, including paid sick and holiday leave, group health insurance, and retirement programs to eligible employees.

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The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. This position offers competitive benefits and pay, including paid sick and holiday leave, group health insurance, and retirement programs to eligible employees.

 

To apply, please email a current resume and a cover letter to positions@arkansasag.gov.

Position Information

Class Code: Q003U

Grade: Q003U

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: -

Summary

The Nurse Analyst shall serve as a clinical resource to attorneys and investigators pertaining to maltreatment and abuse cases, Medicaid fraud cases, and other related matters.   

Functions

Review and conduct analysis of records and documents pertaining to complaints of abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Medicaid-funded and other care facilities, as appropriate. Interpret and apply regulatory guidelines (state and federal) and standards of nursing care to case analysis and case summaries.  Prepare nursing summaries and chronologies. Conduct medical/nursing research as needed. Assist with healthcare fraud cases and make determinations based on criteria relevant to fraud investigations. Apply clinical knowledge and experience by interpreting medical records.  Prepare charts, graphs, and other demonstrative exhibits to illustrate findings in cases.  May prepare trial exhibits as well as serve as an expert witness at trial. Attend medical board meetings and other professional board meetings as needed.  Attend trainings to stay current with trends and information regarding nursing and medical care. May provide training as needed.  All other duties as assigned. 

Dimensions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have knowledge of general nursing practices and medical care standards. Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.  Must possess strong communication skills, both oral and written.  Must possess excellent analytical and organizational skills. Must have some computer skill for the development of reports and willingness to use technology as needed. Must have some knowledge of state and federal regulations for long term care. Must be able to work well with team members.  Must maintain proper rapport with personnel from other agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:     Arkansas license as a Registered Nurse in good standing.

Experience:    Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a Director of Nursing in a long-term care facility, or a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a nurse in a long-term care facility, or similar long-term care setting.

Licenses

The Office of the Attorney General is an equal opportunity employer. This position offers competitive benefits and pay, including paid sick and holiday leave, group health insurance, and retirement programs to eligible employees.

 

To apply, please email a current resume and a cover letter to positions@arkansasag.gov.

 

State Job Applications will not be accepted.


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