SUMMARY: The successful candidate for the MDS Nurse Coordinator position will have a current RN or LPN license. The position of MDS Nurse Coordinator ensures a coordination of quality care to residents, from pre-admission through discharge. He/she will integrate nursing, dietary, social recreation, restorative, rehabilitation and physician services to ensure appropriate assessment and reimbursement. The MDS Nurse Coordinator manages the resources provided to residents and coordinates the entire continuum of care. Conducts continual Minimum Data Set (MDS) reviews to assure achievement of optimal allowable Resource Utilization Group (RUG) category. Oversees the overall process and tracking of MDS/Prospective Payment System (PPS) documentation and submission
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assesses and determines the health status and level of care of all new admissions.
- Ensures the accurate and timely completion of all MDS Assessments including PPS Medicare, quarterly, annual, significant change.
- Communicates level of care for new resident to all disciplines.
- Coordinates interdisciplinary participation in completing the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for each new admission to facility according to regulatory time frames. Ensures completeness and thoroughness of documentation as mandated by federal, state and medical standards.
- Maintains an accurate schedule of all MDS assessments to include the proper reference dates throughout the resident’s stay.
- Responsible for the data entry function to assure accurate data entry and electronic submission of MDS assessments.
- Verifies electronic submissions of MDS, performs corrections when necessary and maintains appropriate records.
- Coordinates interdisciplinary participation in completing the MDS for each resident according to regulatory time frames. Ensures completeness and thoroughness of documentation as mandated by federal and state standards.
- Schedules and conducts resident care conferences in compliance with state and federal regulations and ensures completion of all MDS reviews prior to resident care conference.
- Assists disciplines in formulating and revising care plans. Ensures that resident’s present/potential problems are identified and prioritized; realistic goals are established and nursing intervention is appropriate.
- Evaluates resident care plans for comprehensiveness and individuality.
- Assesses the achievement or lack of achievement of desired outcomes. Ensures that resident’s care plan is reassessed and revised appropriately.
- Responsible for all level of care changes within the facility. Notifies all departments when a level of care change has been made.
- Generates appropriate forms to complete level of acuity and changes. Transmits forms to the appropriate agency for processing as required by state law.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- 3+ years of MDS 3.0 experience in Long Term Care.
- Must be knowledgeable of long-term care nursing and medical practices
- Must have extensive knowledge of the Medicare, PPS, RAI and contract reimbursement programs
- Must have excellent customer services skills and teamwork attitude.
- Must be a state-licensed RN or LPN
- Long Term Care Experience preferred.
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Required to sit, stand, bend and walk regularly; lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Visual and auditory ability sufficient for written and verbal communication.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.