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Traveling MDS Coordinator - RN

Abingdon Health & Rehab Center • Abingdon, VA

Posted 1 month ago

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Travel - Road Warrior
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description

Traveling MDS Coordinator – RN

Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, Inc. (CCR, Inc.), based in Roanoke VA, has a career opportunity for a dynamic Traveling MDS Coordinator – RN. This position supports the centers primarily, but not exclusively, in our Southwest and Central Virginia regions. This position requires extensive travel, including overnight, to assigned centers.

CCR, Inc. manages twelve health and rehabilitation centers across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our centers provide a resident-centered, customer service approach to care by qualified staff that values quality and commits to compliance and higher standards. Our goal is simple: to use innovative techniques and creative thinking to provide more efficient and effective treatments. We have worked to create a welcoming, enjoyable atmosphere, whether people come for short-term rehab or long-term care. We are doing more than just challenging the status quo - We are changing lives!

Successful service excellence candidates will have the following qualifications and ability to:

Travels to CCR center(s) as assigned to fulfill the following responsibilities as needed/directed:
• Coordinate and participate in the completion of MDS assessments, triggers, CAA’s and comprehensive plans of care via review of the resident’s medical record, communication with and observation of the resident, communication with direct care staff, communication with the resident’s physician, and communication with the resident’s family and Interdisciplinary team
• Complete portions of the MDS, CAAs, and Care plans as required to ensure timely and accurate completion.
• Making informed decisions regarding MDS item set coding judgments based on the clinical data available to accurately reflect the patient/resident status, especially when some data may be conflicting. Ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of assessment completion.
• Understanding the wide financial and regulatory impact of adequately and accurately capturing all services provided to or needed by patients/residents and the potential negative financial, regulatory, and legal implications to the organization and individuals if this outcome is not achieved.
• Assisting the Center in determining and assessing level of care for new and ongoing residents in accordance with Skilled Care Criteria as outlined by federal, state, and local payers.
• Maintain a schedule/calendar for all skilled and non-skilled residents and provide the calendar to members of the interdisciplinary care team members sufficiently prior to the dates the assessments are due to allow for timely and accurate assessment completion.
• Coordinate with all disciplines the establishment of the most appropriate common assessment reference period to accurately reflect the patient’s/resident’s status and resources necessary to care for the patient/resident.
• Ensure that interdisciplinary assessments and care plan development and updates are completed using common assessment periods within the time frames established by State and Federal guidelines and Commonwealth Care policies.
• Ensures the interdisciplinary assessment team utilizes appropriate resident assessments and triggered CAA’s in the development of a comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan of care reflecting the resident’s current physical, mental, and psychosocial needs.
• Ensures that documentation relative to the resident assessment process is maintained according to Medicare/Medicaid, State/Federal Guidelines, and Commonwealth Care policy and procedures.
• Reviews completed MDS information prior to assessment completion for accuracy and completeness, verifies the MDS assessment using the approved MDS scrubber software and responds to/corrects issue alerts before completing and submitting the MDS.
• Attests to the completeness of the MDS through signature.
• Works with the administrator and MDS team in the center to assure CMI scores are an accurate reflection of the facility’s residents using corporate tools for the accuracy measurement.
• Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate all aspects care; including physical, mental, and emotional status. Facilitates the implementation of any required interventions.
• Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with family members regarding resident’s care and/or condition.
• Demonstrate the ability to address complaints, follow up and keep administration informed.
• Attend clinical morning meeting, morning stand up meeting, at risk meetings, fall team meeting, pressure ulcer meeting, weight loss meeting and other resident related meetings as appropriate or directed to develop an appropriate plan of care, or make revisions to the existing care plan based on the changes in the resident’s condition.
• When necessary, leads and oversees the PPS/Clinical Reimbursement meeting and Utilization Review group by coordinating with the team members to discuss ongoing skilled care needs, progress and discharge disposition of all Medicare Part A and Managed care stays and other resident stays as outlined in the PPS meeting and Utilization Review policies and in accordance with Managed Care Contract
• Attends other center level meetings as required to fulfill MDS coordinator responsibilities such as At Risk, Morning Clinical meetings, etc. as requested or designated.
• Performance of other MDS/Management level duties including but not limited to audits, center plan of correction compliance work, and QAPI work as directed by Supervisor and/or Center Administrator.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


• Must maintain a current registration or license with the Virginia Board of Nursing as licensed RN.
• Several years of experience with the MDS 3.0 process required.
• RAC-CT certification required within one year of employment if not certified at the time of hire. Must maintain certification as current.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Work, Outlook).
• Must be able to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
• Must have transportation and valid driver’s license in order to travel between centers.
• Must be flexible, detail-oriented, organized, have the ability to multi-task and be able to make effective decisions and work as part of a service excellence team.

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