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MDS Coordinator

Company: Summit LTC
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Description:$2,500 Sign-On Bonus and $2,500 Student Loan Forgiveness!!POSITION SUMMARYWe are looking for a skilled MDS Coordinator to become a part of our facility's compassionate care-giving team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the completion of the federally required Minimum Data Set (MDS) while adhering to the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) and is responsible for the implementation and ongoing evaluation of the resident's comprehensive plan of care. Uses established work systems and processes to facilitate quality of care and quality of life while ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance with all applicable laws and professional standards of practice. The MDS Coordinator assumes nursing leadership functions within the nursing team. Facilitates effective communication of resident needs and issues to the team and fosters positive change, professional/program growth and teamwork.PM21. Requirements:QUALIFICATIONSTo 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.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCEHigh school diploma or relevant qualification.

  • Must possess, as a minimum, a Nursing Degree from an accredited college or university, or be a graduate of an approved RN or LVN program.
  • Possession of a current valid Texas driver's license or regular means of transportation to and from work.
  • One (1) year of experience as a nurse in a skilled rehabilitation, skilled nursing or Long-Term Care (LTC) environment preferred.
  • One (1) year of clinical supervisory, management, or resource experience preferred.
  • Experience/expertise in gerontological nursing is necessary to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Experience with electronic medical records preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Must be capable of operating a personal computer to enter resident data as required by regulation and facility policy.
    • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
    • Ability to communicate orally and in written form effectively with all levels of employees, patients, families, and vendors.
    • Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees, patients, families, and vendors.
    • Must be knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care.
    • Good understanding of medical and pharmacological terminology.
    • Excellent problem solving/analysis/judgment skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships
    • Must possess leadership and supervisory ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, law enforcement, other agencies, and the public.
    • Resourceful, dependable and accountable
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSMust possess a current and active license to practice as a nurse in this state.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENTThe 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.Physical Requirements:
      • Work requires physical activity including extended periods of walking and standing with occasional climbing, reaching, carrying, balancing, kneeling, crouching and bending.
      • Must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry equipment, files, and other materials weighing up to 50 pounds as well as push/pull up to 50 pounds of force with grip strength of 65 pounds.
      • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
      • Must be able to continuously perform simple manipulative dexterity tasks such as the equipment listed above as well as safety pin buckles and tie strings. Occasionally perform difficult manipulative tasks.
      • Must be able to detect the smell of smoke, spoiled food, soiled linen, etc.
      • The employee must be able to continuously hear normal sounds and voice patterns with some background noise. Must have adequate verbal instructions. Must be able to hear audible emergency signals, alarms, call, light indicators and to be able to answer the phone.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Must be able to continuously notice a change in the resident (breathing, color, skin breakdown, etc.) Ability to focus and read a thermometer.
      • Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Work Environment:
        • Work is performed indoors in a health care facility.
        • Work is performed during assigned shift; however, hours will occasionally include varied days, hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed.
        • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can occasionally be loud. Subject to frequent interruptions.
        • Incumbents in this position may be exposed to infectious/communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, and potential risk of injury from distraught individuals.
        • Frequent exposure to chemical compounds of medication and treatments.
        • Frequent exposure to microbial bacteria and other infectious agents inherent to care of ill residents.
        • Continuous exposure to latex, Tyvex, plastic and/or materials which are used for personal protective equipment.
        • Stress of working with sick residents and their families, combined with the resident who may be confused, irrational, highly agitate mood swings. (Frequently)
        • Subject to involvement with personnel, visitors, state and federal agency personnel and residents.Summit LTC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.PI151608233

Keywords: Summit LTC, Austin , MDS Coordinator, Other , Austin, Texas

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