RN MDS Coordinator (1705_423572)
Jobshq - Fargo, ND

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RN MDS Coordinator Qualifications: A. Graduate of State approved Registered Nurse Program B. Currently licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Minnesota C. Genuine interest in geriatric nursing with at least one year experience in geriatrics D. Possess good management / leadership skills, ability to make sound decisions, work under pressure, and communicate effectively in order to maintain quality nursing care E. Must have a thorough knowledge of Federal and State Regulations, MDS/RAI process, Care planning, Medicare and reimbursement systems or the willingness to obtain training in these areas F. Knowledge of computer use and typing skills G. Maintain certification in CPR & Basic First Aid H. Must be able to meet current physical requirements of the job. Job Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Preadmission Screening- Work closely with Social Service on reviewing and screening of all referrals. Obtain necessary information to determine if the facility can admit a resident, if the resident is eligible for Medicare coverage; approximate case mix classification for Medicare and the state; and initiate the initial careplan. 2. MDS Scheduling-Coordinate development of the MDS completion schedule, setting the assessment reference date (ARD), and care conference dates. 3. MDS Completion-Complete all MDS assessment in KEANE based on observation of the resident, record review, data collection worksheets, and interview with residents, families, and staff. Oversee timely completion of the MDS. 4. CAA Completion-Complete CAA (Care Area Assessment) documentation based on regulatory requirements, MDS information obtained, and in accordance with professional standards of practice. In Minnesota, MDS completion and CAA documentation by an LPN must be reviewed and co-signed by a registered nurse (RN) 5. Care Plan Completion- Completes all care plans as scheduled for assigned residents and works with the IDT to help assure care plans are comprehensive and completed on time. 6. MDS Submission-Submits completed MDS within specified time frames; Monitors validation reports for errors or other problems; corrects errors or problems, as needed. 7. Medicare Compliance-Oversee completion of necessary paperwork including Medicare certification and recertification forms, required notices, demand bills, (including required paperwork for medical assistance payor), clinical documentation to support Medicare coverage; Monitor for Medicare eligibility after resident is admitted-i.e. 30 day window and hospital returns. 8. Cost Reporting---Monitor and track all cost reporting required for assigned residents covered by Medicare or other insurance policies. (Lab, X-ray, appointments, transportation, special procedures etc.) 9. Compliance with requirements for Other Payors-Oversee eligibility for payors such as MSHO or insurance, and completion of necessary paperwork to assure coverage. 10. Clinical Support-Provide incidental direct care several times a week to monitor residents' needs and staff interactions with the goal of increasing MDS coding accuracy. Provide nursing care in emergency situations. 11. Communication-Effectively communicates with the IDT and Business Office staff. Help to resolve conflict between team members. Participate in Nursing Management team meetings when scheduled. Participates in daily stand-up team meetings on assigned unit. 12. Meet Professional Standards of Practice-Obtain additional education to keep current with professional standards, regulatory requirements, and licensure with the Board of Nursing. 13. Staff Development-Assist with training of staff, as needed, to help improve clinical care and accuracy of MDS coding. 14. Quality Improvement-Conduct audits or other activities as directed by the Quality Assessment and Assurance Committee to help improve the quality of care. Takes initiative to make improvements for problematic areas or inefficiencies noted in carrying out the duties of MDS Coordinator. 15. Acts as a role model, instructor, and resource nurse. 16. Consults with the Director of Nursing on nursing problems and interpretation of nursing home policies to facilitate 24-hour quality care delivery to residents. 17. Oversee the interdisciplinary medical record to ensure all phases of documentation and treatments supports effective resident care. 18. Serve on the Quality Assurance/Quality Indicator sub-committees and task forces as requested by management. 19. Follow and support all safety rules of the facility. 20. Attend all mandatory meetings, inservices offered by the facility. Assist in identifying educational needs of nursing staff. 21. Maintains adherence to nursing policies and procedures. 22. Maintain a working knowledge of Emergency Preparedness plan. 23. Maintain Resident Rights and adhere to Minnesota Vulnerable Adult Law and the facilities Abuse Prevention Plan. 24. Adhere to Infection control policies and procedures and communicates infection control concerns appropriately. Sets up isolation precautions when indicated 25. Assists in presenting nursing department education when requested to do so. 26. Rotate on-call per assigned schedule. 27. Work Flexible hours as needed. Physical Job Demands: The physical demands described here 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear, and occasionally climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste, or smell. The employee must regularly lift and move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and or move up to 75 - 100 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must possess the strength to perform physical activities for long periods of time, assist with resident care, (i.e. Lifting, transferring, etc., as needed, and function as a charge nurse as needed) Must be able to walk up and down stairs as well as push and pull wheelchairs and medication carts as needed. Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center 1601 St. Louis Avenue Duluth, MN 55802 carrie.baney@bayshorecarecenter.com Fax: 218.740.4091
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