The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is organized, detail-orientated and able to accurately assess and process information. MDS Nurses must be dedicated to staying informed on state, federal, nursing and OSHA regulations as well as all company policies and procedures. Candidates should be able to talk to residents and family members and participate in the Plan of Care processes as needed. You must be able to work with various departments and personalities. This position will report to the Director of Nursing and by applying for the position you recognize that nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time. You may be asked to help in other areas of the building as needed for the optimal performance of your building/department and the well-being of our residents.
Essential Job Functions:
As an MDS Nurse for a Grace Management Services facility you must be able to perform the following essential functions as demonstrated by the ability to:
Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to nursing service policies and procedures.
Review residents admitted and compare physician orders with each resident's plan of care to assure appropriate implementation of the physician's plan of care.
Schedule routine MDS assessments (initial, quarterly, annual) to maintain compliance with regulatory time frames.
Schedule ARD for all routine MDS assessments, following the most current RAI User Manual instructions, with input from the Interdisciplinary Team.
Complete Re-entry and Discharge tracking MDS within 7 days of the event.
Communicate weekly team meeting date, time, and the following to team members:
Resident name, MDS assessment type (Initial Quarterly, Annual, Change in status, PPS), ARD, RAPs due (as applies), Completion due date
Communicate schedule to resident and appropriate family members/legal guardian
Assist with and/or complete data entry onto the computerized MDS record as directed by the RN Coordinator
Obtain signatures on completed MDS and notify RN if difficulty obtaining signatures for appropriate follow up
File completed MDS in resident's clinical record
Electronically submit completed MDS' to the state on a weekly basis
Retrieve and maintain validation reports with each submission, discuss errors with the RN
Maintain current copies of informational updates on the state's web site
Maintain current copies of the analytic and QI/QM reports
Distribute copies of informational updates, current QI/QM reports with administrator, DON, RN Coordinator, etc as instructed
Review reports of timely completion of resident MDS assessments and care plans with recommendations of follow up action to the MDS Coordinator.
Put information from all departments' assessments into the MDS computer system and obtain MDS and RAPS as needed.
Identify special nursing problems and emergency situations and initiate an immediate plan of action according to the nursing home policies and procedures.
Assist in the admission/transfer and discharge documentation of residents according to federal and state guidelines.
Follow all federal and state regulations regarding the currently approved MDS and keep updated as changes occur through continuing education.
Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Ohio/Indiana, Computer skills preferred, Geriatric assessment skills preferred, Knowledge of MDS, RAPS and long term care planning preferred
All candidates must be proficient in basic computer programs and must be able to correspond timely through e-mail or other forms of technical communication as needed to successfully complete the requirements for this job. Employees are required to complete monthly on-line education courses to keep our team members knowledgeable on the latest information and regulations. By completing the application for this position, you acknowledge that you feel comfortable meeting these qualifications.
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.
Individuals may be required to:
Sit or stand for extended periods of time
Reach above shoulder heights, below waist or lift as required to complete the job responsibilities
Proper lifting techniques, ability to read computer screens and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions are required
Must be able to lift 50 to 75 pounds. Raising objects from lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This requirement occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Must be able to balance, climb, crouch, grasp, kneel, pull, push, reach, stand and stoop adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to hear, smell, feel and speak adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to read and write the English language.
Must be able to work inside and outside with exposure to outdoor weather conditions.
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Sprenger Health Care Systems