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life care MDS Coordinator (Registered Nurse/RN) $ 7,500 Sign-on Bonus in Puyallup, Washington

Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, is proud to have earned the 2020 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. The award honors nursing homes across the nation for their excellence and commitment to improving quality of care for seniors. It is a mark of distinction reflecting on each of our associates and their spirit of teamwork. We are always looking for great talent to join our award-winning team as we reach for new heights!

Position Summary:

The RN MDS Coordinator coordinates and assists with completion and submission of accurate and timely interdisciplinary MDS Assessments, CAAs, and Care Plans according to CMS RAI Manual Regulations and in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

  • Must possess an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
  • Must be currently licensed/registered in applicable State. Must maintain an active Registered Nurse (RN) license in good standing throughout employment.
  • Must have two (2) years’ nursing experience. Geriatric nursing experience preferred.
  • Must have CRN C Certification (clinical compliance)
  • Must have CPR certification upon hire or obtain during orientation. CPR certification must remain current during employment. Specific Job Requirements:

  • Must have advanced knowledge in field of practice

  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care’s Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to coordinate and assist with completion and submission of interdisciplinary, accurate, and timely MDS Assessments, CCAs, and Care Plans according to CMS RAI Manual Regulations

  • Must be able to report any changes in a patient’s condition identified by the MDS Assessment to the DON
  • Must be able to provide education to direct care associates regarding updates or changes to the CMS RAI Manual or Skilled Nursing Facility Regulations that impact documentation
  • Must be able to assist with review of the Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Care Plan
  • Must be able to review Final Validation Reports and attest that all assessments have been completed and accepted into the CMS QIES system prior to billing and notify the Business Office when assessments are not ready to bill
  • Must be able to review CMS Reports to identify assessments completed or submitted late and develop systems and processes to prevent reoccurrence
  • Must be able to attend and participate in the Daily PPS Meeting, Monthly Triple Check, and other meetings upon request
  • Must be able to perform functions of a staff nurse as required
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language An Equal Opportunity Employer
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