The MDS Coordinator position provides each resident with professional nursing care assessments and evaluations, is responsible for the MDS process for the facility, responsible for Resident and Family education, assists the Director of Nursing in ensuring resident care policies are carried out, assists in planning, organization, developing and directing the day-to-day functions of the Nursing Services Department in accordance with federal , state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facility and as may be directed by the Administrator, Medical Director and/or Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of quality of care is maintained at all times.
The MDS Coordinator is required to have a current license to practice in the state of Minnesota and current CPR certification, required to have a minimum of 2 years of long-term experience, must have working knowledge of the MDS process, ability to demonstrate leadership abilities to develop and motivate people, process good critical thinking and problem solving skills, possess the ability to prioritize responsibilities, be flexible and self –directed, working autonomously having the necessary management skills to plan for and oversee the utilization of resources. Practices highly sensitive interpersonal communication skills with staff, families, physicians, other departments and residents. Must also have the ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis as well as a calm environment throughout the facility, must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position relating to and working with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility. Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
1. Administrative Leadership Functions:
ü Individually responsible for MDS from start to finish including accurate documentation, completion in allotted time frame, and submission when required.
ü Acts as a coach to nursing staff to keep the process resident – centered.
ü Develop and maintain a good rapport with all services involved with the care plan to ensure that a team effort is achieved in developing a comprehensive plan of care.
ü Ensure that nurses’ notes reflect that the care plan is being followed.
ü Ensure all personnel involved in providing care to the residents are aware of the care plans and that care plans are used in administering daily care to the resident.
ü Review resident care plans for appropriate resident goals, problems, approaches, and revisions based on nursing needs.
ü Direct the nursing staff to obtain the appropriate data for individual resident’s bowel and bladder status. Analyze the data to determine resident’s need for further B&B programming.
ü Performs AIMS assessments with the MDS processes.
ü Participate in making recommendations of residents that may require psychological services to the Director of Nursing.
ü Perform administrative duties such as completing medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, charting, etc.., as necessary.
ü Participate in surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
ü Evaluate accident/incident reports as required. Assist the Director of Nursing in analysis of incident reports to determine cause and appropriate action.
ü Transcribe physician’s orders to resident care plans as required.
ü Report all discrepancies noted concerning physician’s orders, diet change, charting errors, etc.., to the Director of Nursing.
ü Provide data to the Quality Assurance & Assessment Committee.
ü In the absence of the Director, serve on, participate in and attend various committees of the facility as directed by the Director of Nursing.
ü Assist the Director in preparing written and/or oral reports of the nursing programs and activities to submit to such committee(s).
ü Position requires to be listed on an on-call nursing management rotation.
2. Nursing Care Functions:
ü Participate in the interviewing and selection of residents for admission to the facility, in absence of the Director of Nursing.
ü Maintain Medicare services by assessing new residents, weekly reviews, denials, and demand bills forwarding on to Business Office upon completion.
ü Observes nursing care and visits with the residents/families regularly to ensure that quality nursing care is carried out according to plan of care and resident/family choice to include care conferences.
Additional duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements: (with or without the aid of mechanical devices)
This position has the potential for exposure to body fluids and chemicals. Physical demands of the job include sits, stands, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and reaching overhead. Individuals in this position must be able to bend, kneel, crouch, use of hands for repetitive actions of both hands for simple and firm grasp and fine manipulation, must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents and reach while performing assessments. Works in office area (s), as well as throughout the nursing service area (e.g., drug rooms, nurses’ stations, resident rooms, ect.) Individuals need to be familiar with the various types of mechanical equipment used in the nursing department. Staff will be trained in the specific equipment used to perform their job during floor orientation.
Education and Schedules:
Will be required to attend all educational meetings provided and complete all mandatory in-services in a timely fashion (on or before deadlines). Training will be provided for any new procedures or policies that are adopted, including the use of the computers and software that the New Richland Care Centeruses for resident record keeping.
Schedules are based on the census of residents which may fluctuate up or down, there are no guaranteed fixed number of hours a pay period nor a fixed schedule. Schedules are subject to change for the well-being of the residents and the efficient operation of the facility. It is the employee’s responsibility to check the schedule for changes.
Statement of Understanding:
I have read and understand the MDS Coordinator job description. By signing this form, I have indicated that I can perform the essential functions of this job and understand all that is expected and required of me both physically and mentally.
Note: this is currently a 64-hour position with overtime only approved by Director of Nursing on a limited basis (during introductory training period, eg 1st 90 days). Position does not work on Holidays, NRCC will pay base pay for the weekday holiday hours, and employee will have that day off. Any holidays falling on weekends will not be observed.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $27.50 per hour
Ability to commute/relocate:
Work Location: One location
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