Sarah Smith, director of home and community based services at Gulf Coast Village, has completed the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical exam. With the completion of the course, Smith is now a certified Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Specialist and may use the COS-C designation.
To become an OASIS Specialist, individuals must pass a 100-question exam. The exam allows participants to demonstrate their understanding of OASIS data collection. The OASIS Specialist-Clinical exam is the only nationally standardized and psychometrically validated test that evaluates how well a clinician knows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ OASIS guidelines. The exam is sponsored by OASIS Answers, Inc. and is voluntary.
In her role at Gulf Coast Village, Smith oversees the community’s Medicare certified home health agency as the administrator and director of clinical services, as well as Gulf Coast Village’s home care private duty operations. Smith also oversees Senior Choice at Home’s care coordinators.
“I love working in home services, and I love that my staff has such a positive impact on helping people maintain independence in their homes, whether their home is a single-family home, condo, independent living apartment or assisted living apartment,” said Smith, director of home and community based services at Gulf Coast Village. “I’m eager to continue to implement my OASIS knowledge in the work I do.”
Smith is a previous recipient of the Lee Health Nursing Excellence Award and has worked in the healthcare industry for nearly 25 years. Smith joined Gulf Coast Village in 2018.