MDS Coordinator LPN

    Americare Senior Living
    Columbia, MO 65201
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Are you looking to have fun while making a difference in someone's life? Who We Are

    At Americare we make a difference in the everyday lives of others and we are proud of the work we do. We have created communities that embrace our team members like family. We have a culture of recognition, empowerment and a side of fun. Our senior living communities are places where excellence thrives and that we call home. Americare has earned both the 2020 Customer Approved and Employee Approved awards from Lincoln, Nebraska-based healthcare-intelligence firm NRC Health! We provide competitive compensation with annual performance wage rate increases.

    A few of our benefit highlights:
    • Access to wages daily
    • Vaccines for employees
    • Free meal per shift
    • Bonus Incentives
    • Tuition assistance
    • Vacation/Paid Time Off/Holiday Pay
    • Health, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurances
    • Free Professional Employee Coaching
    • 401(k) plan with company contributions
    • Advancement Opportunities
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    About Americare

    For over 30 years, Americare has extended care to senior generations in America's heartland. We pride ourselves on being resident focuses, encouraging employee to make smart, responsible decisions that are in the best interest of individual residents.

    Why belong with our Americare team?

    Every employee company-wide is a valued part of the organization, dedicated to their commitment and passion of creating a person centered home environment for each resident- truly making a difference in the lives they touch.
    Each individual facility is a vibrant part of the communities they serve. While our resident benefit from industry leading care, our employees are offered competitive compensation, comprehensive benefit packages, flexible scheduling, free meals and a place they can belong.

    Health Plans

    We offer comprehensive and competitive medical and dental benefits. Our medical plans offer preventive care services, covered prescription drug benefits, and large network of doctors and hospitals to help you and your family improve or maintain your health.

    Well Being

    Our culture supports team members wherever they are on their health and well-being journey. We offer tools and resources such as Employee Assistance Program and Employee Relief Fund.

    Paid Time Off

    The flexibility of Paid Time Off(PTO) lets you set your own priorities. Use PTO for any number of your life events.

    Tuition Reimbursement

    We encourage you to continue your professional development. Americare will reimburse you for eligible tuition for approved courses.
    We offer employees access to wages on demand

    Position Summary:

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide management of resident care as related to the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process, in accordance with federal and state regulations, and as directed by the Director of Nursing and Administrator. The MDS Coordinator/MDS Nurse is expected to have access to and follow the most recent version of the RAI User's Manual at all times.
    The MDS Coordinator/MDS Nurse is accountable for helping achieve the organization's goals for positive outcomes. This is to be achieved through effective processes, monitoring, training and implementing systems that will lead to appropriate MDS completion and submission, care planning, billing practices, utilization of residents' benefits and accurate reporting of quality measure data. Essential Functions:
    The primary purpose of this position is to provide management of resident care as related to the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process, in accordance with federal and state regulations, and as directed by the Director of Nursing and Administrator. The MDS Coordinator/MDS Nurse is expected to have access to and follow the most recent version of the RAI User's Manual at all times.
    The MDS Coordinator/MDS Nurse is accountable for helping achieve the organization's goals for positive outcomes. This is to be achieved through effective processes, monitoring, training and implementing systems that will lead to appropriate MDS completion and submission, care planning, billing practices, utilization of residents' benefits and accurate reporting of quality measure data.

    Essential Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

    The essential functions listed below are typical examples of work performed by staff members in this job classification. This list is only partial and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
    • Conduct initially and periodically a comprehensive, accurate standardized, reproducible assessment of each resident upon admission, annually (not less frequently than every 366 days) and whenever a significant change is identified in the resident's status as defined in Chapter 2 of the RAI User's Manual.
    • Assess every resident using the quarterly item set not less frequently than once every 92 days.
    • Conduct PPS assessments, including timely opening and completion, as outlined in Chapters 2 and 6 of the RAI User's Manual.
    • Ensure clinically accurate coding and completion of the MDS assessments
    • Provide oversight of assessment completion and transmission to the national repository.
    • Review final validation reports and corrections or modifications in response to warnings or errors as needed.
    • Oversee the baseline care plan and coordinate the completion of the comprehensive care plan according to regulatory requirements. Ensure the Baseline Care Plan Summary is provided to the resident and/or their representative by the completion of the comprehensive care plan.
    • Assign and coordinate the work of health professionals toward accurate and timely completion of MDS assessments and care plans.
    • Communicate all MDS schedules and schedule changes to the IDT.
    • Be highly involved in determining skilled level of care for Medicare residents and procuring required Medicare-specific documentation; be responsible for physician certification of a skilled level of care throughout the Medicare stay; be involved in making eligibility determinations.
    • Coordinate care with case managers for residents utilizing managed care, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), commercial insurance, and other alternate payment models.
    • Ensure compliance with state-specific regulations regarding the RAI process.
    • Obtain Quality Measure, SNF QRP and Five Star reports at least monthly to review with the clinical team. Provide insight and analysis of MDS-based Quality Measures.
    • Serve as a member of the quality assessment and assurance (QAA) and/or the quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) committees.
    • Work closely with hospital discharge planners and physicians to obtain accurate and complete documentation to support ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding and surgical procedures.
    • Audit and improve staff education/competency as needed to ensure accurate and timely completion of supporting documentation and MDS assessments.
    • Participate in care conferences, discharge planning, training, caregiver training, and the provision of resources as needed.
    • Foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
    • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
    • Plan, organize, prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines.
    • Use judgment and make sound independent decisions.
    • Work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization, as well as with residents, family members, visitors, government personnel, and the public.
    • Speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
    • Be knowledgeable of regulations, practice standards, and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to the RAI process.
    • Possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc., that are necessary for ensuring the accurate and timely completion of the RAI documents.
    • Have the ability to learn computer systems, system applications, and related office equipment.
    • Ensure that the residents' rights to fair and equitable treatment, self-determination, individuality, privacy, property, and civil rights, including the right to wage complaints, are always well-established and maintained.
    Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:

    The Successful Candidate Will
    • Must be a registered nurse (RN). Licensed practical nurse (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) may be hired in secondary MDS Nurse position with RN oversight.
    • MDS experience or certification is preferred.
    • Desired traits: integrity, attention to detail, accuracy, time-management skills, ability to meet deadlines, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills.
    AAP/EEO Statement

    Americare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Americare does not discriminate in employment opportunities, decisions or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, genetics, national origin, age, mental or physical handicap or disability, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law (may also be called "protected class"). In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Americare will be based upon merit, qualifications and abilities. Americare will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to Americare. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, training, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

    Posting ID: 594460722Posted: 2021-02-22