Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinator Nurse

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  • San Leandro, CA
  • Fairmont Hospital
  • FMT Nursing Administration
  • Full Time - Day
  • Business Professional & IT
  • Req #: 27979-18688
  • FTE: 1
  • Posted: November 25, 2020
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SUMMARY:  Responsible for completion of the Federal and State assessment tool.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Assesses for significant changes using the 24-hour report, physician orders, and verbal reports to ensure that the Minimum Data Set and care plans are reflective of those changes.

2. Communicates needed changes in PPS and OBRA Timeliness and Assessment Reference Dates and deficiencies in completion of Minimum Data Set, Care Area Assessments, and care plans.

3. Assists, and instructs all staff in the RAI Process, Case-Mix, PPS Medicare, Medicaid and the clinical computer system in relation to these processes.

4. Assists Social Services or Case Management with the transfer of patients to other health care providers or to home, including determining the appropriate level of care placement in collaboration with the physician, patient, and family, if appropriate; discussing available insurance benefits with the health care team following verification by the Business Office; obtaining required authorizations and ordering/or arranging for DME, SNF, and transportation and referring personal payment issues to the Financial Analyst.

5. Corrects and completes the final Minimum Data Set and submits resident assessment data to the appropriate State and Federal government agencies; submits MDS’s to the State with follow up on validation errors.

6. Maintains validation records from the submission process.

7. Facilitates determination of the Assessment Reference Date; provides interdisciplinary schedule for all Minimum Data Set assessments and care plans as required by OBRA and PPS.

8. Physically assesses each resident and interviews staff as necessary.

9. Coordinates scheduling and notice of resident care planning conferences and communicates of outcomes/problems to the responsible staff or resident.

10. Designs, promotes and organizes Resident education and counseling based on health needs.

11. Documents resident and family concerns and forwards to appropriate entity for follow-up/resolution.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Required Education: Graduate of accredited school of nursing.

Required Experience: One year clinical experience in a long term care facility; experience as an MDS Coordinator, including completing Minimum Data Set (MDS) and Care Plans and experience with PPS and OBRA assessments.

Preferred Experience: Experience within a hospital environment; WinCare or other long-term care software experience.

Required Licenses/Certifications: Minimum Data Set (MDS) certification; valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California; BLS-Basic Life Support Certification issued by the American Heart Association.

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