Title MDS Nurse
DepartmentHealth Services
Job TypePart Time
Start Date2019-07-30
Post Date2019-07-30
Job Description

Position Overview: Is responsible for the coordination and final review of the MDS and Care Planning Process, utilization review, and selected Quality Improvement studies.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Conducting and coordinating the development and completion of the resident assessment (MDS) in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the resident assessment, including the implementation of the RAPs/CAA and Triggers/CAT’s.

Conducting/coordinating the interviewing of each resident for the Resident’s assessment. Evaluate each resident’s condition and pertinent medical data to determine any need for special assess activities.

Developing preliminary and comprehensive assessments of the nursing needs of each resident, utilizing the forms required by current rules or regulations and facility policies.

Coordinating and overseeing the entire RAI processes including completion of documentation as necessary to ensure that time frames are met by the interdisciplinary team.

Coordinating with the interdisciplinary team the development of a written plan of care (preliminary and comprehensive) for each resident that identifies the problems/needs of the resident, indicates the care to be given, goals to be accomplished, and which professional service is responsible for each element of care.

Ensuring that the care plan includes measureable objectives and timetables to meet the resident’s medical, nursing, and mental, and psychosocial needs as identified in the resident’s assessment.

Ensuring that an initial resident assessment is completed within appropriate time frame of the resident’s admission, and is electronically submitted timely.

Ensuring that a comprehensive care plan is completed within twenty-one days of the resident’s admission and completed in the EMR.

Assisting with the monitoring of care trackers compliance, identifying opportunities with documentation requirements and education on proper coding utilizing care tracker.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Demonstrated ability to write NCP-MDS, perform utilization review, experience in Quality Improvement methodology. 

Education and/or Experience:  Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing, or be a graduate of an approved RN/LPN program.  Two year experience in Long Term Care preferred. Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long- term care. Previous experience/training in rehabilitation and restorative nursing practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Not applicable.

Language Skills:

 License, Certificates, Registration: Current License as a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse in the state. Must possess and maintain current CPR certification. Must be AANAC Certified or obtain certification within 6 months of hire.


Physical Demands: 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.


Able to perform all aspects of the job.




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