Long-Term Care Regulatory VISTA Member

Texas Health and Human Services

About the organization

Texas Health and Human Services — which includes the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and the Texas Department of State Health Services — has hundreds of programs and services that help more than 7 million Texans a month live better lives.


Help to improve the Long-Term Care Regulatory (LTCR) division. As a LTCR VISTA Member, you will learn about the different departments of the LTCR division and what their surveyors do. The selected Member will work on identifying statewide recruitment and retention issues for LTCR surveyors through data research and interviews. The selected Member will then be able to help improve recruitment and retention by suggesting possible solutions. The selected Member will gain experience in data analysis and will have the opportunity to gain professional experience while working in a state government setting.

The LTCR VISTA Member will research surveyor retention issues. Efforts include: • Attending training to learn about what the division regulates, its departments, and specific information about LTCR; • Attend weekly meetings to get updates on current recruiting/retaining initiatives; • Meet with division leadership to learn about current recruitment efforts; • Identify challenges; • Survey field staff; and • Identify best practice efforts for retention. The LTCR VISTA Member will also: • Develop report on surveyor recruitment and retention activities; • Collect and assess data pertinent to developing the comprehensive report and strategic plan; • Assess current and new strategies that have proven effective; and • Identify resources to strengthen recruitment and retention.


An interest in working in a state government setting and with programs that serve older adults.

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Contact email: [email protected]

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