RN - MDS Coordinator

  • Richland Place
  • 504 Elmington Ave.
  • Posted: Apr 17, 2019
Nursing

Job Description

DEPARTMENT:

Nursing

SHIFT:

All Shifts (8 hour, 10 hour and 12 hour shifts)

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:

Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing

RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING:

Licensed Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants and others as assigned

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide consistent application and over sight of the center’s Resident Assessment Instrument process assuring timely and accurate assessment according to CMS and OBRA guidelines.

Through leadership and demeanor; represents the center in a positive manner both in the medical community and in the community as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Registered Nurse – graduate of an accredited school of nursing and currently licensed to practice nursing in the state. (AANAC Certification preferred)
* Professional experience in the practice of geriatrics nursing.
* Thorough knowledge of CPCS system
* Knowledge and expertise in the completion of the Resident Assessment Instrument including all applicable rules and regulations.
* Knowledge of SNF Part A Medicare and Consolidated billing rules
PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

* Ability to conduct and document accurate assessments of patients
* Ability to interview patients and families to ensure an accurate picture of the patient’s psychosocial/medical status is obtained
* Ability to coordinate with other disciplines to ensure accurate and timely completion of the MDS.
* Organizational skills, ability to schedule and meet deadlines
* Monitoring the overall medical record to validate support of MDS coding
* Works with interdisciplinary team to assure timely completion of Resident Assessment Protocols and Patient Care Plans
* Supports the accuracy of medical record documentation through ongoing in-services to center partners
* Communication with the bookkeeping department
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Ability to be on feet standing or walking 8-12 hours per day
* Ability to lift 60–70 lbs on an occasional basis
* Ability to Able to bend, stoop, squat, and twist numerous times daily.
* Able to see and hear adequately in order to respond to auditory and visual requests form patients.
* Able to speak in clear concise voice in order to communicate with patients who may be hearing impaired.
* Able to carry out fine motor skills and manual dexterity.
* Able to manage own stress effectively.
RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Complete calendar for MDS time frame and communicate with all departments to ensure completion timeliness from all departments
* Responsible for coordinating timely accurate completions of patient Assessments (MDS).
* Verifies completeness and accuracy of MDS through signing and dating of attestation statement.
* Responsible for keeping the administrator and director of nursing informed of errors, defaults and deficits in the center’s documentation and assessment system which would impact MDS accuracy or completion.
* Coordinating with other departments to ensure accurate timing and scheduling of patient care plan meetings.
* Coordinates with therapy and nursing in the selection of assessment reference dates.
* Performs other duties as assigned