NCCHC survey teams are made up of experienced physicians, nurses, health services administrators and other health professionals who understand corrections and combine that knowledge with their professional expertise.
These specially trained surveyors visit correctional facilities seeking accreditation to measure compliance with NCCHC standards. These individuals share their time and knowledge because they are committed to the cause of improved quality in correctional health care.They review patient health records as well as policies and procedures; interview health staff, correctional ofﬁcers and inmates; and tour the facility. At the end of the survey, they conduct an exit conference with key personnel to discuss their preliminary ﬁndings.
"When I worked at the jail, I used most of my vacation days doing surveys. I learned so much and found it so rewarding. It made me a better administrator and correctional health care professional.”
Surveyors: Our Eyes and Ears in the Field
Teams of highly qualified, specially trained surveyors visit correctional facilities to measure compliance with NCCHC standards. These dedicated individuals share their time and knowledge because they are committed to the cause of improved quality in correctional health care.
NCCHC is looking for outstanding correctional health professionals who would like to enhance their careers by becoming surveyors, lead surveyors or physician surveyors.
- Learn from visiting a variety of facilities
- Mentor health care practitioners on NCCHC standards
- Help raise the level of correctional health care nationally
- Teach providers how to succeed in the unique correctional environment
- Contribute to the professionalism of the field
- Become part of an extraordinary team
Becoming an NCCHC surveyor requires at least five years of experience in correctional health care, CCHP certification (or ability to achieve within one year) and willingness to participate in introductory and subsequent training. Surveyors must be health care professionals (MD, DO, DDS, DMD, LPN, LVN, NP, PA, RN) or have a master's degree. Most important, surveyors need dedication and commitment to improving the quality of correctional health care. Surveyors receive stipends and travel expenses.
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