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MDS Coordinator RN

Company: Sprenger Health Care Systems
Location: Wellington
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

About Sprenger Health Care Systems

Since 1959 Sprenger Health Care Systems continues to be family owned and operated. Sprenger offers the full continuum of aging services including: Short Term Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Hospice, and Home Health.

Our innovative care, excellent customer service, and compassionate dedicated employees have made Sprenger Health Care Systems a leader in providing exceptional health care. Sprenger Communities have a history of excellent Resident and Family Satisfaction Surveys, 5 Star Ratings, Deficiency Free Surveys, and US News and World Report Rankings.

Sprenger Health Care Systems is committed to maintaining a fair and unbiased work environment and we welcome all qualified candidates to apply to any of our 15 Communities throughout Ohio and Indiana. We understand that quality of care starts right here with our employees. For those team members who rise to the challenge and exceed the standard of care, the career possibilities can be endless. Join us today to experience the Sprenger difference!

Full-time MDS Nurse

Seeking a dedicated team player to add to our nursing team!


As an MDS Coordinator for a Grace Management Services facility you must be able to perform the following essential functions as demonstrated by the ability to:


Registered Nurse, computer knowledge required, knowledge of MDS preferred, must have good organizational and follow through skills, must have good communication skills, ability to be flexible with work hours as needed, experience in long term care preferred

Essential Job Functions:

* Coordinate the RAI process for all assigned residents according to state and federal regulation. (See RAI User's Manual).
* Schedule all OBRA required and PPS assessments according to state and federal regulation. (See RAI User's Manual) Complete data entry of information from resident's assessments into the Electronic Charting System.
* Assure accurate completion of all assessments.
* Complete and track all admissions, discharges and re-entries to the facility. Schedule Plan of Care Meeting for all residents.
* Be prepared for and participate in Plan of Care Meeting for assigned residents. Communicate Plan of Care Schedule to all interdisciplinary team members.
* Communicate any changes to the Plan of Care Schedule to the interdisciplinary team.
* Assure communication of Plan of Care Meeting date and time to resident and/or responsible party. Oversee the interdisciplinary team in regard to MDS, RAP and care plan activities for assigned residents. Participate in and review completed MDS and triggered RAP areas
* Participate in and review completed RAP documentation and make recommendations for further assessment, follow up and interventions as appropriate
* Participate in and review the initial and primary plan of care to assure an accurate and comprehensive plan is in place
* Formulate the plan of care based on RAP triggers, resident needs strengths, risks and/or potential risks, and additional needs as identified in the resident record according to RAI guidelines and interdisciplinary team recommendations.
* Assure that the plan of care is:
* Reflective of appropriate goals and interventions to meet the resident's needs Accurate and available for direct care staff
* Understandable for direct care staff
* Current and up to date with resident care needs identified
* Communicate RAI compliance problems of interdisciplinary team member to the DON and/or Administrator * Delegate MDS/RAI activities to staff members that are appropriate to the level of staff
* Assure appropriate communication regarding the resident's plan of care with staff, physician, resident and families Listen to resident, family or physician concerns and report to the appropriate staff.
* Identify special nursing problems and emergency situations and initiate an immediate plan of action according to nursing home policies and procedures.
* Establish open lines of communication between all nursing personnel and the inter-disciplinary team and consistently take follow up action as necessary.
* Consistently work cooperatively with administration, all nursing service personnel, physicians, community agencies, residents, families and consultants.
* Communicate daily with therapy department for screens/referrals and current therapy caseload. Make regular resident rounds and report to the D.O.N. and administrator as directed
* Recognize and respond appropriately and timely to resident change in status and initiate appropriate assessment, follow up and evaluation of care
* Assure weekly electronic submission of all completed MDS's and tracking assessments to the Ohio / Indiana Department of Health as mandated.
* Retrieve and maintain validation reports with each submission; review and follow up with errors as identified. Obtain quarterly case mix reports, validate and follow up timely.
* Ensure timely corrections of assessments with errors.
* Maintain current 672 Census and Condition and 802 Resident Roster reports for state survey and internal use. Maintain copies of informational updates on the state's web site.

Report software problems to Director of Medical Records as identified.
* Obtain and review Quality Indicator/ Quality Measure reports monthly and communicate /forward reports to DON and administrative staff.
* Assure that regulations are met in regard to the RAI process making appropriate changes at the facility level as needed.
* Maintain current knowledge of regulations related to the RAI process and communicate regulatory updates as appropriate
* Keep updated as changes occur through obtaining current RAI updates from CMS and through continuing education.

PPS/Medicare Responsibilities

* Assure residents admitted under Medicare A services are appropriate for Medicare skilled care services Assure timely and accurate completion of Physician Certification for Skilled Services
* Establish the Assessment Reference Date ( ARD) and completion dates for PPS/Medicare assessments Obtain input from the interdisciplinary team for the ARD
* Communicate to team members each assessment's ARD and completion date Assure accurate and timely completion of PPS assessments
* Assure coordination of OBRA and PPS/Medicare assessments as outlined in the RAI manual. Assure documentation is reflective of the resident's daily skilled care need
* Assure collaboration with interdisciplinary team occurs regarding the plan of care:
* Appropriate goals and interventions identified Progress toward goals documented
* Assure discharge planning considerations are in place relative to the resident's progress and Medicare coverage status through:
* Daily PPS meeting discussion with interdisciplinary staff regarding resident status Weekly Utilization Review Meeting
* Plan of Care Meeting discussion of resident status with interdisciplinary staff
* Assure communication with the resident, family/responsible party, and physician regarding discharge plans. Act as a Charge Nurse and cover the floor/various shifts as needed for the best interest of the facility.
* Assure accurate and timely communication with the billing office in regard to the resident's RUG category, primary diagnosis, additional diagnoses and changes, and ongoing need for skilled services.
* Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at anytime.

Physical Requirements

* 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. Individuals may be required to:
* Sit or stand for extended periods of time
* Reach above shoulder heights, below waist or lift as required to complete the job responsibilities
* Proper lifting techniques, ability to read computer screens and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions are required
* Must be able to lift 50 to 75 pounds. Raising objects from lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This requirement occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
* Must be able to balance, climb, crouch, grasp, kneel, pull, push, reach, stand and stoop adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
* Must be able to hear, smell, feel and speak adequately to perform the essential functions of the job. Must be able to read and write the English language.
* Must be able to work inside and outside with exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

Keywords: Sprenger Health Care Systems, Cleveland , MDS Coordinator RN, Healthcare , Wellington, Ohio

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