Administrative Support - MDS Coordinator (RN) - IN, Portage - Job

Golden Living Centers  -  Portage, Indiana 46368
1/23/2020 8:11:16 AM
JOB ID: 2823261 Specialty: Administrative Support




MDS Coordinator (RN)

Position MDS Coordinator (RN)

Your efforts and expertise as an MDS Coordinator / RN Assessment Coordinator at Golden LivingCenters ensure that our patients receive the care they need and that we have the necessary resources to provide it. In this critical position, which is vital to helping us continue to provide the highest quality healthcare possible, you will have a direct and meaningful impact on the quality of care that our patients receive. Your outcome-focused work will leave you feeling empowered at the end of each day because you'll know you've made a difference in the lives of our patients. We are seeking qualified candidates who have experience as an MDS Coordinator / RN Assessment Coordinator and are committed to helping our patients and facilities receive the support they need.


Responsible for the completion of the Resident Assessment Instrument per federal and state regulations and company policy and procedures. Acts as an in-house case manager by considering all aspects of the resident's care and coordinating services with physicians, families, third party payers and facility staff.


* Accurate and thorough completion of the Minimum Data Set (MDS), Care Area Assessments (CAA's) and Care Plans, per current federal and state regulations and guidelines that govern the process
* Acts as an in-house Case Manager demonstrating detailed knowledge of residents health status, critical thinking skills to develop an appropriate care pathway and timely communication of needed information to the resident, family, other health care professionals, and third-party payers
* Proactively communicates with ED and DNS to identify regulatory risk, the effectiveness of Living Center Systems that allow capture of resources provided on the MDS, clinical trends that impacts resident care, and any additional information that affects the clinical and operational outcomes of the Living Center
* Utilizes critical thinking skills and collaborates with therapy staff to select the correct reason for assessment and Assessment Reference Date (ARD). Captures the RUG score which reflects the care and services provided
* Demonstrates an understanding of MDS requirements related to varied payers including Medicare, Managed Care, and Medicaid
* Ensures timely electronic submission of all Minimum Data Sets to the state database. Reviews state validation reports and ensure that appropriate follow-up action is taken
* Facilitates the Care Management Process engaging the resident, IDT, and family in timely identification and resolution of barriers to discharge resulting in optimal resident outcomes and safe transition to the next care setting
* Directly educates or provides company resources to the IDT members to ensure they are knowledgeable of the RAI process. Provides an overview of the RNAC role to new employees that are involved with the RAI process. Teach and train new or updated RAI or company processes to interdisciplinary team (IDT) members as needed
* Analyzes QI/QM data in conjunction with the Director of Nursing Services to identify trends monthly
* Responsible for timely and accurate completion of Triple Check
* Serves on, participates in, and attends various other committees of the Living Center (e.g., Quality Assessment and Assurance) as required, and as directed by their supervisor


Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities.

Position Requirements


* Registered Nurse with a current, active license in the state of practice
* Must hold and maintain a current CPR certification
* Minimum two (2) years of clinical experience in a health care setting
* Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a long term care setting
* Prior experience as an MDS coordinator with demonstrated expertise
* Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance


* Clinical assessment skills at the level necessary to meet the job requirements
* Basic understanding of computer technology, including email use
* Knowledge of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long term care
* Knowledge of Medicare regulations and coverage guidelines as related to skilled nursing
* Knowledge of case-mix guidelines as indicated by state-specific reimbursement model
* Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures, etc., that are necessary for providing quality care
* Proven written and oral communication skills
* Proven decision making and analytical skill with the ability to make independent decisions on a regular basis
* Capable of researching new methods and principles to incorporate them into existing nursing practices
* Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient, employee, and company proprietary information
* Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with residents, families and other employees at all levels



Mobility, reaching, bending, lifting (minimum of 10 pounds), fine hand coordination, ability to read and write, the ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions and directions, ability to travel, and ability to remain calm under pressure.


At Golden LivingCenters, we share our passion for improving quality of life through innovative healthcare, one person, one family, and one community at a time. Each of our 23 Indiana Living Centers is held to the highest clinical standards and is staffed by caring, experienced professionals. We strive to hire and retain personnel of ability, character, and dedication by providing good working conditions, training and leadership, and personal growth opportunities.

Location 00259 - Fountainview Place
Full-Time/Part-Time Casual
Shift Days
Category Administrative Support
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Position: Casual

Portage, IN
Portage, Indiana