Health Care Facility Surveyor

Ascellon Corporation was founded in 1996, with the initial vision to empower customers to use information to accomplish missions and to achieve breakthroughs. Working for Ascellon, you will become part of our nationally acclaimed interdisciplinary teams of survey professionals, consisting of registered nurses, life safety code specialists, dietitians, pharmacists, physicians, social workers and long-term care experts. Our teams of surveys have received recognition for professionalism and expertise from multiple Federal agencies such as CMS and VA; and several State Survey Agencies.

Location: Hyattsville, MD, US

Base Pay: 72000.00 To 80000.00 (USD) Annually

Employment Type: Full-time

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree


The position is 100% remote with up to 75% travel. The Surveyor will serve as team member or team leader on various types of surveys (i.e. re-certification, comparative, complaint investigation, and follow-up) for long term care, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC), Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID), end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and hospice facilities. Surveyors travel to healthcare facilities nationally conducting surveys to assess compliance with requirements and regulations guiding the quality of care for residents/customers of the facilities. The responsibility of the Surveyor is to apply approved survey protocols for conducting on-site surveys. Specific activities include the following:
  • Conducts on-site surveys of Medicare-Medicaid certified health care facilities to determine compliance with Federal regulations.
  • Surveys require preparations such as: off-site preparation, tour of facility, observation of care, record review, interviews of staff and families, etc. Determines if care,
  • treatment, and services are consistent with Federal requirements.
  • Evaluates all aspects of the healthcare facility system from the quality of care to the consumers’ rights and physical plant.
  • Communicates the non-compliance issues with key personnel throughout the site review and during the exit conference to assure an understanding of the deficiencies cited.
  • Determines if a plan of correction is acceptable.
  • Conducts follow-up visits and monitoring surveys to ascertain if facilities’ plans of correction to resolve the deficient practice have been implemented.
  • Approval Plan: Reviews facility plans of correction and makes a recommendation for approval.
  • Training: Assists with facility and bureau training. Participates in work groups as needed.

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  • Required: Must have successfully completed CMS’s Long Term Care Basic Training and passed the Surveyor Minimum Qualifications Test (SMQT).
  • At least two (2) years of recent experience working as a surveyor accrediting or certifying facilities that serve the residents of long-term care facilities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters a plus.
  • Must maintain current licensure to practice in clinical area (RN, RD, MD, Social Work, etc.).
  • Demonstrated history of independent decision-making skills to direct and effectively manage the survey process.
  • Ability to set priorities independently and collectively in performing survey tasks.
  • Ability to openly discuss conflicts/controversy, and to seek assistance when appropriate to make decisions and resolve conflicts.
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time on a regular basis is required.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required for this position.