Caring people make the difference at American Senior Communities!
American Senior Communities has proudly served customers since the year 2000 with a long history of excellent outcomes. We are Indiana-owned and operated, and we aren t ever going to forget our roots. We take great pride in our Hoosier heritage with Hoosier hospitality ingrained in everything we do. As experts in senior care, we are not just doing a job, but following a calling.
Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence are the core values for American Senior Communities. These words not only form an acronym for C.A.R.E., they are our guiding principles and create the framework for all of our relationships with customers, staff, family members and the community at large.
We are currently accepting applications for the following position:
The MDS Coordinator is a registered nurse (RN) that coordinates and completes the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and the Interdisciplinary Care planning process while ensuring compliance to state and federal regulatory requirements of the RAI and interdisciplinary care planning process.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
- Performs timely, accurate, and complete resident assessments using RAI tools. Re-assesses residents when appropriate and updates care plans when needed.
- Oversees management of and information involving resident assessments for case mix reimbursement and transmits MDS reports according to strict guidelines.
- Establishes and maintains a cyclical schedule as related to the RAI and care planning process ensuring adherence to strict federal timelines.
- Coordinates interdisciplinary care plan meetings and conferences with Social Services, family members, and residents to encourage/facilitate family and/or resident participation and ensure positive resident outcomes including the attainment of the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
- Develops plans of care by eliciting input of staff and, to the extent practicable, the consent of the resident and/or resident s interested family member, legal representative to include measurable objectives and timetables and accommodate resident s needs and preferences including choices about preferred intensity of medical treatment.
- Maintains consistent and effective communication with clinical departments and other disciplines regarding resident admissions, RAI schedule changes, as well as, resident change of condition and responses to interventions to facilitate suggestions of alternative approaches and revise and update plans of care to reflect progress towards goals.
- Actively participates during daily team meetings to ensure residents changes of condition are addressed while applying facility policy and procedure.
- Provides education to new, current, and clinical department staff to ensure accurate and up to date knowledge of the RAI and care planning process.
- Conducts quality assessment and assurance activities, including regulatory compliance reviews to monitor performance and to continuously improve quality.
- Serves as a member of Quality Improvement committees to enhance positive resident outcomes.
- Actively participates in daily quality and regulatory compliance, lending to continual survey preparedness.
- Collaborates with the Director of Nursing and Executive Director to ensure timely collection and delivery of requested data to the surveying agency representatives.
- Facilitates surveyor understanding of systems established as related to the RAI process.
- Assists in the development of corrective plans/actions as needed or identified by ASC representatives, internal QA&A, and regulatory agencies.
- Serves as part of the facility management team and provides input into facility global decision-making particularly as it relates to resident care situations.
- Assists the Director of Nursing in the daily functions of clinical services as directed by the Director of Nursing. This includes, but is not limited to, rotating weekend call, assisting with daily follow-through of resident change of condition reports, supervision of resident dining service, assisting with resident complaint investigation and resolution, investigation of abuse allegations, etc.
- Serves as manager in charge of facility in the absence of the Executive Director/Director of Nursing. Makes decisions and addresses issues throughout the building as they arise.
We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:
- Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
- Tuition Assistance
- Professional Career Growth
- Referral Bonuses up to $1000
Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, family members, customersand staff.
Graduateof an accredited School of Nursing, preferably BSN.
Minimum of one year in nursing management in the long-term careindustry.
Two years professional nursing experience in long-term care, acutecare, restorative care, or geriatric nursing setting.
Knowledge of theResident Assessment Instrument, Interdisciplinary Care planning process, andMinimum Data set 2.0.
Knowledge of OBRAregulations and familiarity of current state reimbursement guidelines.
Knowledge ofcurrent laws and regulations that influence provision of care and services innursing facilities.
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