We are hiring an MDS Coordinator to join our Elmwood Care Center. As the MDS Coordinator, the ideal candidate will conduct and coordinate the development and completion off the resident assessment in accordance with the requirements of the state and federal government policy and provide ongoing nursing supervision to staff on Community Member care.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinate the resident assessment and care plan process to reflect the community member as the primary focus of care.
- Ensure that services provided must be in accordance with federal, state, and local standards, and may be directed by the Administrator or the Director of Nurses to assure that the resident assessment and care plan are maintained in a safe and confidential manner.
- Conduct and coordinate the development and completion of the community member assessment (MDS) in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guideline that govern the resident assessment, including Care Area Assessments.
- Collaborate with and assist administration and management staff in updating written policies and procedures that govern the development, use and implementation of the resident assessment (MDS) and care plan.
- Develop, implement, and maintain an ongoing quality management program for the resident assessment/care plan.
- Make written and oral reports/recommendations to D.O.N. concerning the overall delivery of nursing care to residents.
- Oversee accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care and reporting resident’s conditions orally and in writing, studies trends and developments in general nursing practices and techniques and evaluate their adaptability to specific nursing duties.
- Ensure that all members of the assessment team are aware of the importance of completeness and accuracy in their assessment functions.
- Ensure that the care plan includes measurable objectives and timetables to meet the community member’s medical, nursing, and mental and psychosocial needs as identified in the assessment.
- Evaluate each community member’s condition and pertinent medical data to determine any need for special assessment activities or a need to amend.
- Develop and implement procedures with the Director of Nursing to inform all assessment team members of the arrival of newly admitted residents.
- Assist facility Directors and Supervisors in scheduling the community member assessment/care plan meetings.
- Assist the resident and Social Services Director in completing the care plan portion of the resident’s discharge plan. Participate in discharge plans as may be necessary.
- Attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC in-service training programs for hazard communications, TB management and blood borne pathogens standard.
- Ensure that an initial community member’s assessment is completed accurately; quarterly and annual resident assessments and care plan reviews are made on a timely basis.
- Coordinate, review, and revise the community member’s care plan by the interdisciplinary team.
- Promote and maintain good public relations with physicians, consultants, governmental agencies, and family on behalf of the facility that may be involved in the resident assessment or care plan functions.
- Must have current RN or LVN California Nursing license and have graduated from an accredited school of Nursing
- Prior experience as a MDS Coordinator in Skilled Nursing is required
- Current CPR certificate
- Knowledgeable about PDPM
- Minimum of one year experience in long-term care
- Effectively communicate with residents, families, and Health Care Representatives
- Ability to demonstrate supervisory management and leadership skills