Beginning today, the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) encourages experienced and currently practicing health care professionals to apply to become a AAAHC surveyor. Qualified candidates include health care professionals such as doctors, nurses and administrators, all of whom ideally have direct AAAHC accreditation experience. The organization also seeks professionals with health plan and Life Safety Code experience.
Ideal candidates are those who are excited about the opportunity to educate others and benefit health care organizations through knowledge sharing. Individuals who are accepted into the program will attend blended learning sessions, held online and in person, and will support the AAAHC mission of improving health care quality throughout the 1,095 days of the accreditation cycle.
“Using their experience in health care with a collaborative approach to advance the standard of care, surveyors provide peer-reviews for ambulatory organizations, which is fundamental to our 1095 Strong, quality every day philosophy,” said AAAHC Board Chair Timothy Peterson, MD. “The passion we have for empowering health care facilities to adhere to, and exceed, AAAHC Standards is unmatched. This challenging but important role works to keep patients safe in the ambulatory setting through detailed and complex accreditation surveys.”
Within 45 days of application receipt, AAAHC will notify qualified candidates of next steps including a virtual interview. Candidates who accept job offers are required to participate in a two-day in-person training session scheduled in the first quarter of 2022.
“Our surveyor training program integrates a hands-on approach to drive consistent Standards interpretation, survey process management, and educational consultation that results in a positive learning experience for the surveyed facility that promotes improved patient care,” said Noel Adachi, MBA, president and CEO of AAAHC.
“We look forward to reviewing the applications of the highly qualified individuals who are passionate about continuous learning and want to bring our 1095 Strong, quality every day philosophy to life in ambulatory settings nationwide,” noted Adachi.
AAAHC requires that surveyors receive the COVID-19 vaccine and Centers for Disease Control recommended booster shots. See official job description for more details and to apply, visit https://www.aaahc.org/surveyors.