Working under the direction of the Director of Nursing, the MDS Coordinator is responsible for developing care plans for each resident, including conducting and coordinating the development and completion of the resident assessment in accordance with State requirements and facility policies and procedures. The MDS coordinator uses data from a standardized assessment that evaluates the functional capabilities of each patient.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
· Conduct and coordinate the development of resident assessment (MDS) in accordance with current rules, regulations and guidelines that govern the resident assessment.
· Maintain and update written policies and procedures that govern the development, use and implementation of the resident assessment (MDS) and care plan. Perform administrative duties, including electronic record administration, medical forms, reports, evaluations, studies, etc. as necessary.
· Develop, implement and maintain ongoing quality assurance program for the resident assessment/care plans.
· Participate in facility survey (inspections) made by authorized government agencies.
· Act as Chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Care Plan Team and work with the team in developing a comprehensive resident assessment and care plan for each resident.
· Evaluate each resident’s condition and pertinent medical data to determine any need for special assessment activities or a need to amend the admission assessment. Develop and implement procedures with the Director of Nursing to inform all assessment team members of the arrival of newly admitted residents.
· Participate in all relevant Health Care Center and facility-wide in-service training programs
· Maintain and ensure compliance with resident rights, including the confidentiality of all resident care information.
Minimum job requirements include:
· Nursing Degree from an accredited college of university. Prior experience as a MDS Coordinator in a Skilled Nursing facility.
· Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.
· Current knowledge/understanding of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as relevant laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
· Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language.
· The ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies and the general public.
· Excellent communication, decision-making and interpersonal/communication skills.
· Microsoft office and computer proficiency. Experience with electronic records preferred.
· The willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
The physical requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the 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 move intermittently throughout the work day, sit and work at a computer as needed for extended periods of time, lift up to 20 pounds, with infrequent lifting of up to 50 pounds and occasional, with assistance, up to 100 pounds. Frequent pushing and pulling of carts and transporting of residents.
Work Environment: May be exposed to blood, body fluids, infectious diseases, air contaminants, and hazardous chemicals. May be exposed to the Hepatitis B Virus and the facility will make available the Hepatitis B vaccination.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Background Check: Employees are required to pass DOJ fingerprint clearance, a pre-employment physical and annual TB clearance.
About The Redwoods
Join the dedicated team of professionals at The Redwoods, a vibrant non-profit, multi-level retirement facility located in beautiful Mill Valley California. The organization's mission is to provide and maintain a creative, affordable community that promotes good health, well-being and security for a diverse group of elders.