Accreditation Surveyors - National Commission on Correctional Health Care
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Accreditation Surveyors

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.”

We Are Growing and Need To Grow Our Surveyor Team 

NCCHC is seeking OTP, health services, and physician surveyors. 

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
  • Enjoy discounts on conference registration and Standards manuals
  • Receive daily honoraria and travel per diems

Teams of highly qualified, specially trained surveyors conduct thorough evaluations of correctional health services. They measure a facility’s compliance with NCCHC standards through assessment of patient health records, documentation, staff and patient interviews, and observation of processes. They are critical to assuring the credibility of NCCHC’s accreditation program.


  • Travel and attendance at one NCCHC conference per year (Spring and National)
  • Participation in at least one survey per year
  • At least five recent years of experience in correctional health care
  • Current, unrestricted credentials for clinical roles
  • Not affiliated with a health services vendor (due to conflicts of interest)
  • CCHP certification or willingness to obtain within one year 

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