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Anyone have information as to how to begin doing JACHO?

chris_at_lucas_RN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

Do you mean, to be on an inspection team as a member?

You might try looking at their website: http://www.jcaho.org/

(one other little tiny thing, it stands for Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, so it would be JCAHO rather than JACHO.... :) )

renerian, BSN, RN

Specializes in MS Home Health.

If your going for accreditation I would buy the manual.

renerian

I agree with the posters above! Get a manual, its called CAMH costs about $500.00 and go online to http://www.jcaho.org.

If you have any specific questions let us know. I am the JCAHO Coordinator for my hospital. (Hey, its a job!)

Do you mean, to be on an inspection team as a member?

You might try looking at their website: http://www.jcaho.org/

(one other little tiny thing, it stands for Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, so it would be JCAHO rather than JACHO.... :) )

I am looking to be on an inspection team.

I got little satisfaction from a person I contacted on the website.

Think it may take a person who is doing Jcaho currently to help out a bit.

I'm sure they are swamped with people hitting their website.

Any ideas from anyone would be appreciated.

I am looking to be on an inspection team.

I got little satisfaction from a person I contacted on the website.

Think it may take a person who is doing Jcaho currently to help out a bit.

I'm sure they are swamped with people hitting their website.

Any ideas from anyone would be appreciated.

So do you mean you would like to be a JCAHO Surveyor? One of the people who goes into healthcare organizations and survey?

Now that is something that I know little about... But there has to be somebody at the web site who could help you. Maybe call them rather than trying e-mail.

OK, I found a place on the JCAHO Web Site Home Page called Careers. Go there then you can go to "Surveyor Career Opportunities". It answers alot of questions.

Good Luck!

You can also do a search for government jobs. Sometimes they have information on the website. There are only a few areas in the United States where you can actually work. I was a surveyor for medicaid and we traveled all the time, although my office was local. If you want to be a surveyor, be ready to spend a lot of time in a hotel!! It's a fun but sometimes lonely job.

im writing a paper on jacho i need to know what nurses as a lpn have to abide by jacho regulations

chris_at_lucas_RN, RN

Has 7 years experience.

im writing a paper on jacho i need to know what nurses as a lpn have to abide by jacho regulations
HI--

First, it is JCAHO: "Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations." So, in contrast to the title of this thread, it is JCAHO and not "jacho."

Everybody has to abide by the same rules, they are spelled out in your state nurse practice act, and you know them because you are a practicing LPN.

Look up Joint Commission in Wikipedia--you'll probably find everything you want to know there.

I already posted the link to the actual Joint Commission website, but here it is again:

http://www.jointcommission.org

Good Luck!

straightgate

Specializes in Skilled And Psychiatric. Has 22 years experience.

Thank You, When can I post

straightgate

Specializes in Skilled And Psychiatric. Has 22 years experience.

Black Male Nurse Sues Hospital for $10 Million"

January 17, 2010 12:48 AM

LINDELL KAY

Hubert man who claims to have been wrongfully terminated after a patient said he sexually assaulted her is suing Duplin General Hospital for $10 million.

"I was discriminated against because I was a black male nurse," Edgar Huff told The Daily News on Friday.

In a lawsuit filed last month in Onslow County Superior Court, Huff claims a patient erroneously accused him of inappropriately touching her breasts in November 2008 and the hospital fired him without a proper investigation.

The Duplin County Sheriff's Department charged Huff with sexual battery in December 2008.

Huff said he was locked up and had to sell his dead father's watch, a family heirloom, to pay $300 to a bail bondsman to get out of jail.

He was found not guilty of the misdemeanor criminal charge by a N.C. District Court judge in February.

The lawsuit claims the hospital maliciously prosecuted Huff, abused the justice process leading to Huff's false imprisonment and defamed Huff, preventing him from finding gainful employment.

"I had to go through three long months suffering mental anguish, loss of dignity and low self-esteem," he said. "I had to worry night and day about the possibility of being put on the sex offenders list for 10 years, giving my DNA, fearing losing my nurses license and worrying that I may be incarcerated for years for something I did not do."

The lawsuit also claims the hospital was slow in paying Huff accrued vacation and holiday pay.

Detailed messages left by The Daily News with hospital officials were not returned.

The N.C. Employment Security Commission ruled that Huff "was discharged but not for misconduct or substantial fault connected with work."

In July, the N.C. Board of Nursing ruled that there was no "clear and convincing" evidence Huff had violated any standards of the Nursing Practice Act.

In an April letter to the hospital's human resources department, Huff's attorney, Jacksonville lawyer Ernie Wright said Huff was the subject of race and gender discrimination under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

"My client believes his bogus prosecution and subsequent harassment were racially motivated," Wright stated. "As such, he fears coming back to work at Duplin General Hospital and will be seeking unlimited compensatory and punitive damages."

Huff said he cannot find work in the profession he has trained for his entire adult life.

"Nobody wants to give me a chance," he said. "I did not do anything wrong. I was found not guilty in a judicial court of law, but I can't get a job."

Contact Lindell Kay at 910-219-8456. Read his blog here.

straightgate wrote: and is Edgar Huff

More to the story is right. The hospital would not allow his Charge Nurse, the Senior Psych Tech, nor the BSN to give a statement during the investigation on Mr. Huff for the night in question even though they were together all night. Mr. Huff told investigator to check films from the cameras on the Psych Unit to prove his innocence. Three days later they told Mr. Huff the cameras did not record. Days later Mr. Huff agreed to take a polygraph and if it returned fine he could return to work without a problem. Mr. Huff called after hospital never called him back. Hospital Investigator told Mr. Huff he would not be allowed to take the polygragh because the woman that accused him refused to take one and if he wanted to clear himself he would have to prove it in court. After being found not guilty, the EEOC was contacted to investigate, then EEOC sent case to their Enforcement Dept. after their finding they recomended a mediation but DGH refused. EEOC at that point sent the writ to sue !

Black Male Nurse Sues Hospital for $10 Million"

January 17, 2010 12:48 AM

LINDELL KAY

Hubert man who claims to have been wrongfully terminated after a patient said he sexually assaulted her is suing Duplin General Hospital for $10 million.

"I was discriminated against because I was a black male nurse," Edgar Huff told The Daily News on Friday.

In a lawsuit filed last month in Onslow County Superior Court, Huff claims a patient erroneously accused him of inappropriately touching her breasts in November 2008 and the hospital fired him without a proper investigation.

The Duplin County Sheriff's Department charged Huff with sexual battery in December 2008.

Huff said he was locked up and had to sell his dead father's watch, a family heirloom, to pay $300 to a bail bondsman to get out of jail.

He was found not guilty of the misdemeanor criminal charge by a N.C. District Court judge in February.

The lawsuit claims the hospital maliciously prosecuted Huff, abused the justice process leading to Huff's false imprisonment and defamed Huff, preventing him from finding gainful employment.

"I had to go through three long months suffering mental anguish, loss of dignity and low self-esteem," he said. "I had to worry night and day about the possibility of being put on the sex offenders list for 10 years, giving my DNA, fearing losing my nurses license and worrying that I may be incarcerated for years for something I did not do."

The lawsuit also claims the hospital was slow in paying Huff accrued vacation and holiday pay.

Detailed messages left by The Daily News with hospital officials were not returned.

The N.C. Employment Security Commission ruled that Huff "was discharged but not for misconduct or substantial fault connected with work."

In July, the N.C. Board of Nursing ruled that there was no "clear and convincing" evidence Huff had violated any standards of the Nursing Practice Act.

In an April letter to the hospital's human resources department, Huff's attorney, Jacksonville lawyer Ernie Wright said Huff was the subject of race and gender discrimination under Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

"My client believes his bogus prosecution and subsequent harassment were racially motivated," Wright stated. "As such, he fears coming back to work at Duplin General Hospital and will be seeking unlimited compensatory and punitive damages."

Huff said he cannot find work in the profession he has trained for his entire adult life.

"Nobody wants to give me a chance," he said. "I did not do anything wrong. I was found not guilty in a judicial court of law, but I can't get a job."

Contact Lindell Kay at 910-219-8456. Read his blog here.

straightgate wrote: and is Edgar Huff

More to the story is right. The hospital would not allow his Charge Nurse, the Senior Psych Tech, nor the BSN to give a statement during the investigation on Mr. Huff for the night in question even though they were together all night. Mr. Huff told investigator to check films from the cameras on the Psych Unit to prove his innocence. Three days later they told Mr. Huff the cameras did not record. Days later Mr. Huff agreed to take a polygraph and if it returned fine he could return to work without a problem. Mr. Huff called after hospital never called him back. Hospital Investigator told Mr. Huff he would not be allowed to take the polygragh because the woman that accused him refused to take one and if he wanted to clear himself he would have to prove it in court. After being found not guilty, the EEOC was contacted to investigate, then EEOC sent case to their Enforcement Dept. after their finding they recomended a mediation but DGH refused. EEOC at that point sent the writ to sue !

Is this supposed to have something to do with JCAHO????? I think maybe it's in the wrong place ...

As for the original question of becoming a JCAHO surveyor, they look for people with lots of clinical experience, usually management experience in healthcare, and you travel (are away from home, staying in hotels) a LOT.

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