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MDS Coordinator/ Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator

Company: Alaris Health at West Orange
Location: West Orange
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Alaris Health at West Orange - Alaris Health at West Orange, a 120 bed-skilled nursing Center in West Orange, New Jersey, seeks an MDS coordinator/registered nurse assessment coordinator (RNAC) to determine residents' acuity levels and document them in their medical records. Additional responsibilities include:


  • assessing and determining the level of care for all new admissions and assuming responsibility for all level of care changes within the Center
  • generating appropriate forms to complete level of acuity change, sending them the appropriate agency for processing and communicating residents' acuity level changes to the staff member in charge
  • coordinating the completion of the interdisciplinary plan of care and assuming responsibility for monitoring, reviewing, and transmitting resident data as part of the electronic transmission of MDS
  • maintaining a safe environment that adheres to all legal, safety, health, fire and sanitation codes
  • utilization review activities and optimizing of revenue, including tracking Medicare residents, reviewing pre-admission intake information, performing concurrent MDS review and participating in the interdisciplinary team process
  • ensuring that all MDS assessments are completed and accurate and entering and locking data
  • fulfilling data entry, verification, locking and transmission
  • maintaining overall quality control

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current RN licensure by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing; bachelors of science degree in nursing is preferred
    • Minimum of three years of full-time or equivalent clinical experience
    • Minimum of two years of clinical experience in long-term care nursing
    • Minimum of one year in a management/administrative or supervisory capacity is preferred
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Medicare reimbursement, Medicaid and third-party payer regulations
    • Minimum of two years of long-term care clinical nursing experience
    • Experience with MDS completion, reimbursement, clinical resource utilization and/or case management is highly desirable
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions
    • Ability to positively interact with everyone from personnel and residents to government agencies and the general public
    • Knowledgeable of nursing and medical practices and procedures as well as law regulations and guidelines pertaining to long-term care
    • Ability to effectively make assessments related to residents' acuity levels and subsequent changes in acuity

Keywords: Alaris Health at West Orange, West Orange , MDS Coordinator/ Registered Nurse Assessment Coordinator, Healthcare , West Orange, New Jersey

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