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Title: MDS Coordinator
Reports to: DON
Department: Clinical/Nursing
Data Posted: 3/4/2011
Contact Name: FAS - Jill Doire
Contact Phone: (972) 660-5459
Contact FAX: (972) 660-2115
Req.ID: MDS - Spring Branch
State: Texas
City: Houston
Zip Code:

Job Description:

About the Opportunity

MDS Coordinator – RN or LVN Spring Branch Transitional Care Center, a 198 bed long term care facility of excellence is searching for a talented MDS Coordinator to join our nursing management team! Our Vision: To show dignity and compassion to those we serve. To promote teamwork and accountability among our employees, and to earn the respect of our peers in the healthcare community. We not only aspire to the highest standard of excellence, we measure it. Through the initiation of performance improvement efforts, and outcomes measurement, we continually analyze our own performance so that we can be sure we’re living up to our ideals - and our promise - every day. About the Opportunity The MDS Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process including completion of an accurate Minimum Data Set (MDS) and development of the interdisciplinary Plan of Care. Additionally, this individual will participate in the daily Medicare Prospective Pay System (PPS) Interdisciplinary Team Meeting (ITM). These duties are to be performed in a timely manner consistent with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) guidelines and Company standards. This individual also establishes and maintains positive relationships with all members of the healthcare team. Essential Functions (summary): Maintains current MDS status of each patient/resident, according to state and federal guidelines as required under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), Medicare PPS and any Medicaid payment system, as applicable. Schedules patients/residents for appropriate OBRA, Medicare PPS and or Medicaid required assessment. Implements system to monitor for changes in patient/resident condition.

Qualifications

•Ideal candidate must be a skilled communicator, director and motivator. Able to organize and prioritize many tasks effectively. •LVN or RN with unencumbered license to practice. 2+ years experience with MDS in a long term care environment is preferred •Able to react to emergency situations appropriately when required. •Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language •Must be able to relate information concerning a patient/resident’s condition.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical/dental insurance,in-facility education programs and so much more. Salaries commensurate with experience. Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug Free Workplace

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