The LPN MDS Nurse is responsible to complete and submit accurate and timely MDS Assessments, CCAs, and Care Plans according to CMS RAI Manual Regulations and in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.
Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements
Must have attended an accredited LPN program
Must be currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) license in good standing throughout employment.
Must have two (2) years' nursing experience. Geriatric nursing experience preferred.
Must have CRN C Certification (clinical compliance)
Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment.
Specific Job Requirements
Must have advanced knowledge in field of practice
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility
Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation
Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training
Must be able to complete and submit accurate and timely MDS Assessments, CCAs, and Care Plans according to CMS RAI Manual Regulations
Must be able to report any changes in a patient's condition identified by the MDS Assessment to the DON
Must be able to provide education to direct care associates regarding updates or changes to the CMS RAI Manual or Skilled Nursing Facility Regulations that impact documentation
Must be able to assist with review of the Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Care Plan
Must be able to review Final Validation Reports and ensure all assessments have been accepted into the CMS QIES system prior to billing and notify the Business Office when assessments are not ready to bill
Must be able to review CMS Reports to identify assessments completed or submitted late and develop systems and processes to prevent reoccurrence
Must be able to attend and participate in the Daily PPS Meeting, Monthly Triple Check, and other meetings upon request in the absence of the RN MDS Coordinator
Must be able to perform functions of a staff nurse as required
Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Life Care Centers Of America