MDS Coordinator Job Description Template
We are searching for an MDS coordinator to assess and monitor residents' health and wellbeing according to the RAI and in line with other legislation. In this role, you will perform care area assessments and care planning process plans, and ensure that our residents' wellbeing and health are being monitored and recorded.
To ensure success as an MDS coordinator, you should have extensive prior nursing experience, a keen eye for detail, and a mastery of data collection and analysis. A top-notch MDS coordinator will have excellent interpersonal skills, a thorough understanding of patient care protocols, and expert knowledge of MDS activities.
MDS Coordinator Responsibilities:
- Administering and managing assessments of residents in our facility.
- Speaking to residents and ensuring their wellbeing through regular checks.
- Developing care plans and assessment schedules for residents.
- Gathering data on the facility's current and future residents.
- Utilizing the RAI, MDS 3.0, QM, CBQM, and MBP manuals to inform activities and assessments.
- Following up on complaints and incidents reported by residents.
- Coordinating with other key stakeholders to ensure proper care implementation.
- Reporting findings and making recommendations to management.
- Ensuring legal compliance for the facility by following MDS processes.
- Acting in a supporting role to the director and administrator of the facility.
MDS Coordinator Requirements:
- A bachelor's degree in nursing.
- Successfully completed the NCLEX-RN examination and the necessary state-specific certifications.
- Valid state certification as an MDS coordinator through a recognized organization, such as the AAPACN.
- A solid understanding of data collection, reporting, and analysis.
- Proficiency in MDS 3.0 assessments and procedures.
- A thorough understanding of medical-legal frameworks, such as the OBR Act of 1987.
- The ability to draft and create thorough care plans for residents.
- Exceptional communication and analytical skills.
- An excellent work ethic and understanding of MDS procedures.
- Superb organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Patience and compassion.