Posted 3 months ago

Position Overview:  Is responsible for the coordination and final review of the MDS and Care Planning Process along with the Interdisciplinary team in accordance with State and Federal regulations, utilization review, and selected Quality Improvement initiatives.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  1. Demonstrates ability to coordinate and educate staff on MDS process.
  2. Ability to identify issues related to MDS processes and effectively communicates to DON and other members of Nursing Leadership Team.
  3. Responsible for managing, leading and directing the MDS staff.
  4. Serves as the chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Care Plan team.
  5. Responsible for creating a MDS Assessment calendar.
  6. Ensures that MDS assessments are completed in the required time frame by members of the Interdisciplinary Team.
  7. Monitors MDS compliance process by the Interdisciplinary Team.
  8. Ensures that the information on the MDS is accurate and timely.
  9. Responsible for auditing MDS documentation to ensure accurate and timely submissions.

Human Resources

  1. Participation and input into hiring and performance review processes of MDS staff.

Business Acumen/Financial

  1. Demonstrated understanding of MDS coding and RUGs levels and how they relate to reimbursement.

Personal Relations

  1. Displays control and composure in complex, stressful or ambiguous situations, anticipates problems and plans accordingly, uses plan effectively to manage situation.
  2. Interacts professionally with all levels of staff.

Customer Service

  1. Interface with other departments and services to facilitate the delivery of resident care.

Department Specific

  1. In-depth knowledge of MDS processes, including but not limited to:
    1. MDS
    2. RAPs
    3. Care Planning
    4. Utilization Review
    5. PDPM
  2. Successful completion of AANAC MDS Coordinator Certification course within six months of hire.
  3. Member of the Nursing Leadership Team.

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 Quality Improvement methodology.

Education and/or Experience:  Graduate of an Accredited School of Nursing.  Two years of experience in Long Term Care. 1-2 years of recent MDS experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Responsible for managing the MDS team.

Language Skills:  Ability to read, write and speak in English. Excellent verbal and written  communication skills required.

 License, Certificates, Registration:  Current license as a Registered Nurse in Michigan.  AANAC MDS Coordinator Certification or successful completion within six 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.


This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of this position.


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