Are you a looking for a new opportunity and love finding moments of joy with the elderly? We are the place for you! We are a skilled nursing facility located in West Des Moines and focus on the Dementia diagnosis. This position is a FT position. Under general supervision of the Director of Nursing, the MDS Coordinator manages the Medicare Department, with responsibility and accountability for provision of quality nursing care and service to skilled residents/families, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and adherence to company policy/procedure and budgetary guidelines. Functions with extensive autonomy in daily nursing operations and assumes responsibility for MDS assessments and conducts care plan meetings on a weekly basis
1. Assume responsibility for all resident care and documentation of skilled residents/ monitor quality of service provided, initiating corrective action as necessary to meet the skilled service requirements of Medicare.
2. Function as in-house expert regarding standards of practice, Federal regulations and laws, and professional code of ethics governing Medicare skilled services.
3. Ensure, with the assistance of the Rehab Director, that all Medicare eligible patients receive the needed Medicare coverage allowable under the Medicare program.
4. Assure appropriate procedures are initiated by nursing staff regarding inquiries for resident placement, i.e., gathering of pertinent information, pre-admission screening, determination of placement appropriateness.
5. Assure coordination of resident admissions, transfers, and discharges are completed efficiently and in compliance with applicable regulations and policies required by the Medicare skilled program.
6. Assure accurate and timely MDS assessments and reassessments of resident care needs. Assist in the development and implementation of individualized plans of care and evaluation of resident response to plan of care, in compliance with applicable regulations; oversee or conduct Medicare meetings.
7. Assure residents receive care, treatments, medications, and other nursing services according to individual plans of care and physician instructions.
8. Establish and maintain positive relations and open lines of communication with other department heads, contracted consultants, physicians and other health care providers, hospital nursing staff and discharge coordinators, and other related community agencies/facilities so that the best service possible can be achieved for all skilled residents.
9. Assure cooperation and coordination between nursing personnel and other facility departments in order to provide quality care and clean, safe, comfortable surroundings for residents.
10. Receive, investigate, and resolve concerns from residents/families in accordance with positive customer relation principles for skilled residents.
11. Assist with resident care and treatment as required by circumstances.
1. Conduct routine audits on Medicare patients’ MDS’s, Plans of Care, and documentation to ensure that all areas reflect the same need for a skilled level of care and that the documentation addresses Medicare coverage criteria, i.e., the patient’s medical needs, promote recovery, and ensure medical safety. Skilled nursing services rendered must be documented in nursing notes as well as the Plan of Care.
2. Review and make recommendations to encourage that the Facility Medicare Committee meetings are held at least weekly to discuss current Medicare patients – both Part A and Part B residents.
3. Review and make recommendations as to the timeliness, completion, and issuing of appropriate denial letters, certifications, and re-certifications.
4. Coordinate Medicare meetings, and review the Medicare meeting minutes to make sure they are complete and accurate.
5. Assure timely completion and accuracy of all Medicare paperwork.
- Current, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in the state of Iowa.
- Current, valid CPR Certification.