Registered Nurse II (MDS Lead)
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs - Manteno, IL

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Position Location: Illinois Veterans’ Home @ Manteno, 1 Veterans’ Drive, Manteno, IL 60950_

Section: Nursing Department-MDS

WORK SCHEDULE - Days: ROTATING SCHEDULE Hours: 8AM – 4 PM
(w/ every other weekend off) ½ hr. lunch

Description of Duties: Under the general supervision of the Director of Nursing and in conformance with established standards procedures and policies, utilizes professional training and expertise for all components of the MDS system; responsible for the overall planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of the MDS process; serves as the lead worker of MDS nurses; provides training to new staff on MDS system; in-services staff on proper procedures and any changes or updates on MDS requirements; transmits MDS assessments as required by the Federal Veterans Administration Regulation .

Education, Training and Experience: Requires a valid Illinois Registered Nursing license; requires MDS Certification for a period of at least one (1) year; requires previous experience with MDS 3.0; requires necessary computer skills for documentation of MDS assessment, care plan, and transmission; requires the ability to guide, motivate, orient and educate staff and previous experience in providing in-service; requires thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques utilized in developing educational programs; requires ability to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with staff; prefer Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) long term care experience of at least one (1) year and knowledge of Prospective Payment System (PPS) requirements.

To Apply: Please submit resume and copy of MDS certification with application.

Bargaining unit employees interested in bidding for this position should complete a Request to Bid Form, attach it to an application, and submit it directly to the name and address listed above. Bid Forms may be obtained at any Department of Veterans’ Affairs facility.

  • NOTE: In addition, employees who are interested in a promotion into this position must have a promotional grade. If you do not already have a promotional grade for this title, complete a Promotional Examination Application(CMS100B) and send it directly to the Examining Division, 500 William G. Stratton Building, Springfield, Illinois 62706. In order to be considered for this vacancy, the CMS100B must be mailed to the Examining Division no later than the date listed below as the last day to apply.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, handicap, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical stature and/or any non-merit factor in admission, treatment or employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution. The Equal Employment Opportunity Office is responsible for compliance and may be reached at 217/524-0629

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