Volunteers Of America Health Care Services MDS Nurse in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS: Residents, family members, other staff members. OBJECTIVE: The primary purpose of the MDS Nurse is to plan and organize the MDS/RAI process in coordination with the RAI/PPS Coordinator. This position assures compliance with all State and Federal MDS transmission requirements. The MDS Nurse is responsible for collaborating with Clinical and Administrative staff regarding issues relative to the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. EDUCATION: Current licensure in the state of employment as a Registered Nurse. 2. EXPERIENCE: Registered Nurse with previous long- term care experience with working knowledge of the RAI process preferred. 3. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: * Good problem solver with abilities to make independent judgments utilizing initiative, discretion and the nursing process as needed. * Demonstrates good organizational skills. * Familiar with utilizing computer. * Displays knowledge of RAI/PPS process. * Ability to prioritize duties, and work independently. * Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques. * Ability to complete assigned duties within a constantly changing environment. * Team player with ability to function within interdisciplinary team. * Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A. Resident Assessment Instrument Process * Works within coordination of RAI/PPS Coordinator for scheduling and proper coding of all new admission and PPS assessments. * Completes the minimum data set assessment (MDS) and Care Area Assessment (CAAS) within the required time frames. * Completes as assessment that is accurate with proper coding. * Consults with IDT members for pertinent clinical information as needed. * Utilize direct interview/observation skills, chart audits, resident/family interviews and communication with direct care staff when completing assessments. * Works with Interdisciplinary team to determine resident significant change in status and OMRA assessments. * Completes Nursing Sections of MDS per facility policy and ensures completion of assigned sections by other disciplines. * Follows and updates facility MDS schedule and tracking forms per policy and procedure. * Follow facility policy and procedure on Resident Care Plann ing. * Ensure that care plans accurately reflect the cares and clinical monitoring provided. * Audits completion and review of completed MDS sample on each floor monthly. * Distributes copies of audits for correction to appropriate departments. * Monitors regulatory compliance for completion of MDS/RAI process. * Notifies Administrator and department supervisors of significant or persistent problem areas. * Coordinates the completion of Discharge Tracking Forms and Return Tracking Forms as required. * Tracks completion of MDS's and transmits in compliance with HCFA timelines as delegated by RAI/PPS Coordinator or per facility policy. * Reviews Validation reports and makes appropriate corrections. * Informs IDT members of validation errors as appropriate. * Follows the HCFA Correction Policy for corrections. B. Uses Quality Indicator data and other reports to improve MDS accuracy & compliance * Prints Quality Indicator Reports as delegated per policy. * Reviews & distributes as directed. * Assists IDT in determining MDS accuracy issues related