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MDS Coordinator (RN) - Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Company: Solaris HealthCare
Location: Plant City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

MDS Coordinator (RN)Solaris Healthcare Plant City voted #19 best nursing home in the State of Florida by Newsweek Magazine

Awarded Eli Facility Leadership Award

Wonderful place to work - Come see for yourself!

701 N. Wilder Road Plant City, Florida 33566

This position will encompass MDS coding, Care Planning and Care Plan Meeting attendance for our Medicare and Managed Care Residents. This position is full time and will work under the supervision of the Department Manager.

Position Summary:

The MDS Coordinator will assist the Director of Nursing with ensuring that all documentation in the center meets Federal, State, and Certification guidelines. The MDS Coordinator will coordinate the entire RAI process assuring the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the MDS, CAAs, and Interdisciplinary Care Plan.

Job Functions

* General Responsibilities
* Residents Rights
* Safety
* Administrative Responsibilities
* Regulatory and Certification Responsibilities
* RAI-MDS, CAA, Care Plan Responsibilities
* Assures the completion and accuracy of the RAI Process from the MDS through the implementation of the plan of care.
* Initiates and monitors RAI process tracking and discharge/reentry.
* Follows up with staff when necessary to assure compliance with standards of documentation.
* Collects data for each resident and interviews staff as necessary to assure good standard of practice and as instructed in the MDS 3.0 User's Manual.
* Facilitates accurate determination of the Assessment Reference Date.
* Provides interdisciplinary schedule for all MDS assessments and care plans as required by OBRA and PPS.
* Assures that appropriate signatures are obtained as required.
* Ensures that the Interdisciplinary team makes decisions for either completing or not completing additional MDS assessments based on clinical criteria as identified in the most recent version of the RAI User's Manual. (Significant Change and Significant Correction)
* Assist DON or designee with identification of a significant change, physician orders and verbal reports to assure that the MDS and care plan are reflective of those changes.
* Coordinates scheduling and notice of resident care planning conferences and assures communication of outcomes/problems to the responsible staff, resident, and/or responsible party.
* Ensures all MDS information and care delivered as outlined in the Care Plan is supported by documentation.
* Assist the Administrator/Director of Nursing with the monitoring to ensure that a care plan is initiated on every resident upon admission to the center.
* Participates in the daily stand-up meeting and communicates needs for changes in PPS Timelines and Assessment Reference Dates, and deficiencies in completion of MDS, CAAs, and Care Plans.
* Acts as resources person for computer issues that relate to the MDS process. Contacts support when indicated.
* Attends Medicare or Utilization Review meeting as required.
* Corrects and ensures completion of final MDS and submits resident assessment data to the appropriate State and Federal government agencies.
* Assigns, assists, and instructs all staff in the RAI Process, PPS Medicare, Medicaid and clinical computer system in relation to these processes.
* Ensures timely submission of the MDSs to the State with proper follow-up on validation errors. Maintains validation records.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

* Staff Development
* Special Activities/Attributes


Currently licensed as an LPN or RN in this state; RN preferred. CPR certified.


Minimum of 2 years of nursing experience in a Skilled Nursing Facility preferred.

Excellent knowledge of the Federal Medicare PPS process, and Medicaid reimbursement, as required.

Knowledge of the OBRA regulations and Minimum Data Set.

Knowledge of the care planning process.

Demonstrated leadership ability.

Excellent communication (oral and written) and public relations skills.

Excellent organizational skills with an acute attention to detail.

Computer literate.

Keywords: Solaris HealthCare, Lakeland , MDS Coordinator (RN) - Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Healthcare , Plant City, Florida

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