Westview Healthcare Center MDS Coordinator in Auburn, California


The MDS Coordinator assumes full time administrative authority, responsibility and accountability to coordinate the completion of the required minimum data set and with other members of the inter-disciplinary team, develops and implements a plan of care that meets the individual needs of each resident.


Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Current active license as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) At least 1 year experience in long term geriatric nursing care Experience in completing the Minimum Data Set is preferred ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Communicate and interpret policies and procedures to nursing staff. Monitor practice for effective implementation Conduct resident assessments as required, develop plans of care, evaluate residents’ responses to interventions and document clinical records effectively in compliance with county. state and federal laws and regulations, as applicable. Maintain current skills and knowledge through continuing education. Attend in-service education and staff meetings as required. Apply information to job responsibilities Knowledge of resident assessment instrument as published by CMS (RAI). Complete Minimum Data Sets within 14 days of admission in coordination with other members of the inter-disciplinary team. Assess change of conditions and determine need for significant change MDS. Complete Minimum Data Sets for Prospective Payment (Medicare and HMO) residents as per CMS Assessment Schedule. 5, 14, 30, 60, 90 Day and significant change as appropriate Complete triggers, RAPS, and care plans: within 21 days of admission and for all comprehensive assessments (I.e. significant change, annual). Insure all areas that triggered on the RAPS are included on the resident’s plan of care. Use CMS Minimum Data Set guideline protocols to determine whether to proceed or not to proceed regarding care plan issues Insure all medications, treatments and at risk conditions (i.e. skin) not triggered are included on residents plan of care Meet daily with admissions coordinator to pre-screen all Medicare prospective payment residents. Case manage all PPS/HMO residents utilizing the financial tracking and MDS assessment tracking forms. Meet daily with rehab therapists to case manage all PPS, HMO residents in regards to rehab services Establish and maintain assessment schedules to assure timely completion of minimum data sets. Establish and maintain (for 15 months) electronic MDS via computer Establish and maintain schedules for timely submission of minimum data sets to state agency Review, evaluate and correct as appropriate, all final validation reports from state agency Participate in Quality Assurance Programs, corporate compliance programs