MDS Assistant - RN / LPN

American Senior Communities Danville , VA 24541

Posted 5 months ago

Job Description:

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:

MDS Assistant ( Licensed Practical Nurse / LPN or Registered Nurse / RN )

The MDS Assistant is responsible for the completion of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and the Interdisciplinary Care planning process as directed by the MDS Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs timely, accurate, and complete resident assessments using RAI tools. Re-assesses residents when appropriate and updates care plans when needed.

  • Follows a cyclical schedule as related to the RAI and care planning process ensuring adherence to strict federal timelines.

  • Assists as directed, 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.

  • Assists in developing 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.

  • Enters data into computer system as directed by MDS Coordinator.

  • Assists in conducting quality assessment and assurance activities, including regulatory compliance reviews to monitor performance and to continuously improve quality.

  • Actively participates in daily quality and regulatory compliance, lending to continual survey preparedness.

  • Assists in the development of corrective plans/actions as needed or identified by ASC representatives, internal QA&A, and regulatory agencies.

  • Assists the Director of Nursing in the daily functions of clinical services as directed by the MDS Coordinator. 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.

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

Job Requirements

Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, family members, customers and staff. Must be able to work overtime Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing, preferably Licensed Practical Nurse. One to three years experience in MDS knowledge and data entry in long-term care industry. Two years professional nursing experience in long-term care, acute care, restorative care, or geriatric nursing setting. Knowledge of the Resident Assessment Instrument, Interdisciplinary Care planning process, and Minimum Data set 2.0. Knowledge of OBRA regulations and familiarity of current state reimbursement guidelines. Knowledge of current laws and regulations that influence provision of care and services in nursing facilities.


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