MDS Coordinator

Job DescriptionReports To:
Director of Nursing Services Exempt Status:
Non exempt FUNCTION :
The MDS Coordinator provides assistance in Resident care planning activities, including the MDS process.
none Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
o Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
o Freedom from illegal use of drugs.
o Freedom from use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
o Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in the position.
o Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions, (word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc.
)o Strong organizational and analytical shills; oral and written communication skills.
o Demonstrated ability in independent functioning and strong leadership.
Education and/or
Working knowledge of MDS rules and regulations.
Previous teaching experience preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Valid license as a Registered Nurse in the state of practice.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, managers, clients, customers, and the public MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as statistical process control tools and budgets.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to read and interpret financial reports and statistical charts and graphs.
Ability to define and solve problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in statistical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Care and Services:
o Conduct orientation sessions on the MDS process to all employees involved.
o Ensures the timeliness and accuracy of MDS informationo Ensures the Submission and Transmission of information meets requirements of company and regulatory agencieso Utilizes the LTCQ program for monitoring accuracy of MDS o Coordinates the MDS and Care Planning process within the facilityo Manages the Case Mix within facilityo Maintains documentation of orientation/training sessions.
o Serve as a resource person for Resident care planning activities.
o Supports program development activities.
o Attends and participate in departmental/facility meetings, as required.
o Access continuing education opportunities appropriate to responsibilities.
o Promotes optimal communication among program staff members, facility staff, referrals sources, physicians and Residents.
o Appropriately accesses the resources of the company's regional offices for consultation and program development support.
o Seeks out external resources through conferences, workshops, etc.
as necessary.
o Routinely shares personal knowledge with staff, other managers and facility personnel.
o Demonstrates flexibility in adjusting to change, Resident needs and customer expectations; meets company standards relating to deadlines and attendance.
o Adheres to safety and risk management protocols and programs.
o Participates in direct and indirect Resident care activities as warranted.
o Participates in quality improvement activities, which reduce cost and increase efficiency through improved systems and processeso Exhibits courtesy, compassion and respect to Residents, families, visitors, physicians, administrators and coworkers.
o Performs other duties or functions as directed.
Promotes residents' rights, assists residents to make informed decisions, treats residents with dignity and respect, reports suspected abuse or neglect, and supports independent expression, choice and decision-making.
Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks, generates new ideas for change; evaluates and recognizes priorities, selects effective team members, challenges others to learn, keeps current and integrates new information, communicates and models organization values, fosters high performance, recognizes need for and provides adequate resources.
Applies QI principles, tools, and techniques; assists in data collections; identifies processes for improvement in daily work; educates new staff in team process.
Demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures, participates in fire and disaster drills, demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures, applies safety and security precautions, demonstrates understanding of hazardous material plan and demonstrates proper use of equipment.
Applies hand washing principles during daily work; demonstrates understanding in isolation precautions; recognizes signs and symptoms of infection and complies with the employee health program; demonstrates understanding of the process for identifying and handling infectious waste; maintains personal hygiene; complies with OSHA standards in the work place and demonstrates understanding of cross-contamination.
Enters or records data timely, promotes confidentiality of resident information, logs onto the system using own password, logs off the system when leaving the work station, reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues, reviews data and identifies trends and deletes passwords of employees no longer needing access to software programs.
Demonstrates active listening techniques; gains support through effective relationships; treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback; sets clear standards for performance; evaluates job performance and provides effective feedback; establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and service; creates and maintains reporting mechanisms.
Attends inservice and education programs; attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure.
The physical demands described here representative those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop or kneel; use hands or fingers; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
I understand this job description, its requirements, and that I am expected to complete all duties as assigned.
I understand the job duties, may be altered from time to time.

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