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MDS Coordinator - WHC

Company: Summit LTC
Location: Weatherford
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Description: POSITION SUMMARY We are looking for a skilled MDS Coordinator to become a part of our facility's compassionate care-giving team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the completion of the federally required Minimum Data Set (MDS) while adhering to the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and is responsible for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the resident's comprehensive plan of care. Uses established work systems and processes to facilitate quality of care and quality of life while ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance with all applicable laws and professional standards of practice. The MDS Coordinator assumes nursing leadership functions within the nursing team. Facilitates effective communication of resident needs and issues to the team and fosters positive change, professional/program growth and teamwork. We're looking for a highly competent and well-organized professional who values safety, security and patient wellness above all else. We focus on providing the best care possible while ensuring patient satisfaction in every interaction. The MDS Coordinator is responsible for making sure those values are reflected in his or her staff at all times. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Completes the Minimum Data Set assessments following RAI process, including care plans and other assignments to meet Federal and State regulations and quality expectations. Ensures completion of all required reports according to prescribed time frames. Ensures appropriate staff is informed of all significant changes of condition and facilitates accuracy of all MDS information.
  • Promotes clinical care that meets professional standards of practice.
  • May assign work and direct staff. Assists in the creation of supporting systems that enable staff and empower team members to jointly plan and deliver care. Role model collaboration and partnership with physicians, primary staff, residents, families and the departments.
  • Provides visionary leadership. Uses leadership principles to anticipate and influence change. Determines resources and actions needed to accomplish objectives. Set priorities and manage time effectively. Identify potential problems/opportunities and plan contingent action. Develop new and unique ideas to improve existing systems or operations. Encourage innovative efforts in others. Seek creative methods to resolve conflict. Gives clear directions, explain reason for decisions, and solicit the input of staff to enhance group capabilities.
  • Uses independent judgment, related to, evaluating performance. Uses appropriate interpersonal skills to guide others to accomplish objectives, facilitates teamwork, participation and cooperation. Delegates work so team members have the necessary direction, authority and skills to complete assignments.
  • Reviews all assigned quality reports/activities that affect quality of care and quality of life for residents. Identifies gaps in existing work processes and participates in resolution. Provides assistance to the Administrator in the facilitation of the annual development and implementation of a QAPI Plan, addressing all aspects of clinical objectives. Develops staff to achieve quality outcomes.
  • Manage the Therapy Caseload and address Residents therapy needs daily.
  • Manages ABN's; Physician Certification and Recertifications.
  • Oversee Medicare Part A Consolidated Billing Letters for Hospital, Physicians, and Ambulance.
  • Manage Electronic Kiosk charting systems including training new and existing staff.
  • Coordinate Managed Care authorization process.
  • Coordinate the HHSC-OIG RUG Audits
  • Monitor coding in QAPI
  • Review and collection of ADR documentation.
  • Provide Director of Nursing, Administrator, and pertinent staff with the QAPI reports
  • Serves as a clinical resource to safely manage admission, discharge, and transfers. Reviews admission and re-admission orders. Ensure month end documentation is completed and provide education, direction and support as needed to team members.
  • Coordinate and attends regular Medicaid/Medicare meetings to discuss current residents, pending residents, and recipients.
  • Participates in Triple Check Meetings.
  • May provide assistance in the investigation of resident, family and employee concerns, such as but not limited to Employee Injury reports, resident concern or one-on-one meetings. Assists in identifying root cause and recommends corrective action plan. Prepares necessary and/or required reports according to department guidelines.
  • Follows each resident from admission to discharge and serves as the care manager, working with resident, family, hands-on caregivers, team and other entities as appropriate. Continually engages hands-on caregivers in evaluating resident's response to care and adjusts care approaches as needed. Ensures that each resident's goals are clearly identified and that appropriate interventions and timelines are established and communicated to the care team.
  • Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served. Demonstrates awareness of human and resident's rights in all aspects of care, treating each resident and co-worker with respect and dignity. Respects the rights of residents and employees, provides privacy and maintains confidentiality.
  • Works collaboratively with Environmental Services and other departments to maintain a safe environment for each resident. Maintains awareness of accident prevention practices and provides a safe environment for the residents and staff.
  • Participate in surveys (inspections) made by authorized government agencies as may be requested.
  • Follow the facility's established procedures.
  • Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property. PM21 .Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS 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. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE High school diploma or relevant qualification.
    • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN or LVN program.
    • Possession of a current valid Texas driver's license or regular means of transportation to and from work.
    • One (1) year of experience as a nurse in a skilled rehabilitation, skilled nursing or Long-Term Care (LTC) environment preferred.
    • One (1) year of clinical supervisory, management, or resource experience preferred.
    • Experience/expertise in gerontological nursing is necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.
    • Experience with electronic medical records preferred. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Must be capable of operating a personal computer to enter resident data as required by regulation and facility policy.
      • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
      • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
      • Ability to communicate orally and in written form effectively with all levels of employees, patients, families, and vendors.
      • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees, patients, families, and vendors.
      • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
      • Good understanding of medical and pharmacological terminology.
      • Excellent problem solving/analysis/judgment skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
      • Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships
      • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
      • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, law enforcement, other agencies, and the public.
      • Resourceful, dependable and accountable
      • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Must possess a current and active license to practice as a nurse in this state. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT 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. Physical Requirements:
        • Work requires physical activity including extended periods of walking and standing with occasional climbing, reaching, carrying, balancing, kneeling, crouching and bending.
        • Must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry equipment, files, and other materials weighing up to 50 pounds as well as push/pull up to 50 pounds of force with grip strength of 65 pounds.
        • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
        • Must be able to continuously perform simple manipulative dexterity tasks such as the equipment listed above as well as safety pin buckles and tie strings. Occasionally perform difficult manipulative tasks.
        • Must be able to detect the smell of smoke, spoiled food, soiled linen, etc.
        • The employee must be able to continuously hear normal sounds and voice patterns with some background noise. Must have adequate verbal instructions. Must be able to hear audible emergency signals, alarms, call, light indicators and to be able to answer the phone.
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Must be able to continuously notice a change in the resident (breathing, color, skin breakdown, etc.) Ability to focus and read a thermometer.
        • Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Environment:
          • Work is performed indoors in a health care facility.
          • Work is performed during assigned shift; however, hours will occasionally include varied days, hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed.
          • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can occasionally be loud. Subject to frequent interruptions.
          • Incumbents in this position may be exposed to infectious/communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, and potential risk of injury from distraught individuals.
          • Frequent exposure to chemical compounds of medication and treatments.
          • Frequent exposure to microbial bacteria and other infectious agents inherent to care of ill residents.
          • Continuous exposure to latex, Tyvex, plastic and/or materials which are used for personal protective equipment.
          • Stress of working with sick residents and their families, combined with the resident who may be confused, irrational, highly agitate mood swings. (Frequently)
          • Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents. Summit LTC Management, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. PI186942186

Keywords: Summit LTC, Fort Worth , MDS Coordinator - WHC, Other , Weatherford, Texas

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